Teaching

Group of expertise on molecular techniques for the diagnosis of TB

Within the Unit, a group of expertise on molecular techniques for the diagnosis of TB was organised. This includes expertise for the identification of mycobacteria, drug susceptibility testing and typing of strains.
Activities of this group are as follows :
  • Comparison of the different molecular techniques available: efficacy, cost, availability.
  • Organisation of international training workshops on molecular techniques for the diagnosis of TB and drug susceptibility testing. The first workshop was organised at the CDC of Shanghai in May 2008. All theoretical lectures were gathered in the form of a symposium for a larger audience.
  • Organisation of a WEB site providing up to date documents for molecular diagnosis of TB and drug susceptibly testing: www.moleculartb.org
  • Teaching to different researchers and technicians for TB laboratories of the International Network of Institut Pasteur and other international institutes.

Participants to the Training workshop in Shanghai - May 2008