World TB Day, March 24

TB Centre Research Day 2017

TB Centre Research Day 2016

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Congratulations to Eva Kaufmann, Maziar Divangahi, Luis Barreiro and their co-authors for their publication in Cell entitled “BCG educates hematopoietic stem cells to generate protective innate immunity against tuberculosis".

Celebrating Cell publication with Eva Kaufmann, Maziar Divangahi and Centre Director Marcel Behr

"We can harness the power of stem cells in vaccine against TB. Through a fantastic collaboration with Dr. Barreiro's Lab  we showed that BCG reprogramming of stem cells generates trained immunity against TB." Maziar Divangahi.

For more details: Radio Canada International and McGill Newsroom

McGill International TB Centre supports innovative initiatives in high-burden regions  

The group is providing technical support in research and knowledge translation to grassroots projects. Based on its academic reputation and important contributions to tuberculosis (TB) research and scholarship through the McGill International TB Centre (MITBC), McGill University was a natural candidate to provide technical assistance to grassroots groups around the globe working in areas highly impacted by TB​.

​Pictures show Danielle Cazabon in Tanzania and Amrita Daftary and Sophie Huddart in India.​​ ​
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PLOS Tuberculosis Channel

You may have already heard about the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel, a global forum for tuberculosis related research, curated by Dr. Soumya Swaminathan and Dr. Madhukar Pai. It’s a place to stay updated on news, discussion and commentary in the field. But have you explored all the content the Channel has to offer and subscribed to updates?

Whether you’re a healthcare practitioner, researcher, policy maker or journalist, the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel is a single online home for your community.

Subscribe today and help spread the word by sharing this email with interested friends and colleagues, and learn more about all the ways PLOS Channels serve research communities.

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Great job at knowledge synthesis by TB Centre researchers:

Nature Review Primer on TB.

Just got designated as a ‘Highly cited paper’ by the Web of Science, meaning it is among the top 1% of papers of similar age in the field of clinical medicine! Read it here: 

The top-cited systematic reviews/meta-analyses in tuberculosis research:

McGill authors topped the rankings as first and corresponding authors in systematic reviews and meta-analyses in TB research.

The 100 top-cited tuberculosis research studies

According to a study, McGill researchers account for 6% of the world's best cited TB papers which is very high ranking! The 100 top-cited tuberculosis research studies (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) Download

Post Doctoral Fellowship Positions in Tuberculosis Research Available:

Our centre brings together over 20 investigators with expertise spanning epidemiology, policy setting, economic analyses, implementation research, meta-analyses,  qualitative research to basic science in microbiology, host genetics and immune response. 

The work is done both at an academic centre and with a number of collaborating groups around the world. On these pages, we introduce the faculty members who are members of our centre and describe our training programs for students.  Find out why our Centre is a world leader in the interdisciplinary study of TB and how we work together to unravel the many mysteries of this recalcitrant disease.