The Centenary Institute’s Professor Warwick Britton AO has hosted the informal launch of the new NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control on Both Sides of Our Border (TB-CRE).
In August, the TB-CRE secured $2.5 million in NHMRC funding to operate as an interdisciplinary centre of research excellence over five years.
Held at the Centenary Institute last week, all of the Centre’s Chief and Associate Investigators gathered to plan the future directions of the TB-CRE, ahead of its formal launch at the 2019 TB-CRE Symposium in May.
Diagnostic tests and a vaccine for tuberculosis have been available for more than 100 years, while effective drugs have been available for more than 60 years.
Despite this, tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.
The TB-CRE is focused on:
You can read more about the TB-CRE on its website.
Centenary’s Professor Mark Gorrell was selected as bearer of the University of Sydney ceremonial Mace at the recent Graduation Ceremony where Jia Li and James Henderson, who both completed their PhD’s at Centenary, received their degrees.
The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand bestows one of their most prestigious awards to Professor Phil Hansbro.
WHO and the regional Green Light Committee at Centenary hosting regional tuberculosis control training.