Course

Tuberculosis

Biology of Microorganisms
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This two-week course is intended for medical doctors, veterinarians, directors of clinical mycobacteriology laboratories, pharmacists and research scientists wishing to acquire an up to date knowledge on tuberculosis and the practice of molecular methods for diagnosis, drug susceptibility testing and epidemiology.

Practical information

Shenzhen, China
October 14-26, 2018
October 1st, 2018
In English

Diplomas

Institut Pasteur Diploma
Credits for Public health Pasteur-CNAM Master
University diploma Paris Diderot

This full-time course is composed of lectures by international scientists, a practical training workshop and an introduction to basics informatics and genomic analysis for defining drug resistance. The language for lectures and the practical training is English.

A small number of  scholarships will be awarded for travel and hotel expenses. The request for a scholarship must be included in the motivation letter.
The criteria to be used  by the selection committee for choosing the students for the course will include: candidate qualifications, the strength of the application and the direct impact that the training will have on the work of the candidate on TB control or research on tuberculosis. Financial need will also be considered for the selection of scholarship recipients.

Lectures

Global and molecular epidemiology; evolution; clinical aspects; immune responses; IGRA and biomarkers; genetic susceptibility; HIV/diabetes co-infection; pediatric tuberculosis; non-Tuberculosis mycobacteria; latency; antibiotic resistance, multidrug-resistance(MDR) and extensive drug resistance(XDR); rapid diagnosis and drug susceptibility tests; anti-TB treatments including MDR-TB and XDR-TB; Whole Genome Sequencing; Drug discovery/New drugs.

Practical workshop

GenoType® MTBDRplus and MTBDRsl; GeneXpert; Gene target sequencing; spoligotyping; MIRU/VNTR typing; Bioinformatics and Whole Genome Sequencing for defining drug resistance.

Speakers

Elisabeth BOUVET

Ray CHEN

Xinchun CHEN

Inaki COMAS

Christophe DELACOURT

Vincent DELORME

Francis DROBNIEWSKI      

Qian GAO

Brigitte GICQUEL

Philippe GLAZIOU

Jean Louis HERRMANN

 

Véronique JOLY

Olivier NEYROLLES

Catherine PIERRE-AUDIGIER

Dick VAN SOOLINGEN

Steffen STENGER

Philip SUPPLY

Howard TAKIFF

Arnaud TREBUCQ

Nicolas VEZIRIS

Wenhong ZHANG

Ying ZHANG

 

Download the flyer of the 2018 tuberculosis course - Shenzhen

 

 

More informations

Director(s)

Howard Takiff

Mycobacterial Genetics unit

Institut Pasteur

 

Head(s) of laboratory practicals

Catherine Pierre-Audigier

Mycobacterial Genetics unit

Institut Pasteur


Organizing committee 2018

Arnaud Fontanet

Qian Gao(高谦)

Brigitte Gicquel

Jean-Louis Hermmann

Shengyuan Liu(刘盛元)

Catherine Pierre-Audigier

Seyed Davar Siadat

Howard Takiff

Arnaud Trebucq

Jun Wang(王筠)

Attendees
20
Duration
2 weeks
Members of the Course committee

Honorary Director

Brigitte Gicquel

Mycobacterial Genetics unit

Institut Pasteur

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