Tuberculosis - From Basic Research to Medical Application

Dec 03 - Dec 31, 2013

St John's Research Institute - AstraZeneca Oration

Tuberculosis - From Basic Research to Medical Application
 
Inagural St. John's Research Institute - AstraZeneca Oration
 
Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John's Research Institute
 
Date: 3rd December, 2013
 
Time: 3:00 PM
 
Prof. Kaufmann is a German immunologist and microbiologist with focus on infection biology. He is presently the Director of the Department of Immunology at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany for which he served as Founding Director from 1993.
 
He obtained his academic degrees from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Professor Kaufmann has authored over 600 scientific peer reviewed publications; has authored several books and chapters and has received numerous scientific awards. Prof. Kaufmann is one of the highly cited immunologists worldwide for the decade 1990 to 2000. His current scientific interest is focussed on the analysis of cell-mediated immunity against intracellular bacteria, the rational design and development of a better vaccine against tuberculosis as well as of biomarkers for reliable diagnosis of TB disease.