AFC Winter 2005 meeting

AFC Winter 2005

January 2005

Scientific Programme

Session 1
What do microarrays really tell us about M. tuberculosis?
Neil Stoker

Evaluation of TB vaccines in guinea pigs – challenges and solutions to improve discrimination between candidates
Ann Williams, Hatch GJ, Clark SO, Gooch K, Hatch K, Hall GA, Marsh PD. (submitted by J. Ivanyi)

Ancient DNA analysis of cases of lepromatous leprosy from the archaeological record
C L Watson, S Mays D N J Lockwood & G M Taylor

Role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis PGL derivative, pHBAD-II, in innate immunity.
Ruth Griffin, Pearline Benjamin, Steven Coade, Germain Puzo, Brigitte Gicquel, Roger Buxton, Douglas Young, Mary Jackson, Ricardo Tascon Douglas Lowrie

Investigation of rifampicin resistance in isoniazid resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated during an outbreak in North London
C. Jenkins, A. Claxton, R.J. Shorten, T.D. McHugh and S.H. Gillespie

Vitamin D: a double-edged sword in anti-mycobacterial immunity?
Martineau AR, Newton SM, Wilkinson KA, Norman AW, Griffiths CJ, Wilkinson RJ

Session 2
Effectiveness and acceptability of TB screening: a randomised trial and qualitative study
Chris Griffiths, Pat Sturdy, Penny Brewin, Meg McDonald, Adrian Martineau, Sandra Eldridge, Gene Feder, Miriam Beeks, Anna Jones, Graham Bothamley, Moira Kelly, Jean Ramsay, Ali Zumla

Disseminated Mycobacterium TB infection due to functional IFN-gamma deficiency
SL Seneviratne, R Doffinger , J McFarlane, L Ceron-Gutierrez, MR Amel Kasipaz, A Robbins, P Powell, DS Kumararatne, RJ Powell

A FHA domain-containing phospho-dependent signalling pathway of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is required for virulence in mice
Juliet M. Curry, Rachael Whalan, Debbie M. Hunt, Kalpesh Gohil, Molly Strom, Lisa Rickman, M. Joseph Colston, Stephen J. Smerdon and Roger S. Buxton

Regulating gene expression in mycobacteria. All in the ‘mind’
Marian C. J. Blokpoel, Helen Murphy, Ronan O’Toole, Siouxsie Wiles, Graham R. Stewart, Douglas B. Young, Brian D. Robertson

Control of M. bovis in the presence of a wildlife reservoir
Dirk Pfeiffer (submitted by Neil Stoker)