31 March 2022, 3 pm IST
24th March (World Tuberculosis Day) marks the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) that causes the deadly disease Tuberculosis (TB) by Dr. Robert Koch in 1882. According to WHO (World Health Organization), each day about 28000 people are infected with TB and, 4100 lose their lives to this deadly disease. India accounts for a majority of the TB burden across the globe. Increasing drug resistance is a major challenge for TB elimination. This year the theme of TB Day is ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives,’ to spread awareness of the need to invest more in TB research, diagnostics, and treatment.
To mark World TB Day, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS) is organised a webinar on 31st March 2022 at 3 PM. Watch the video to know more about the disease pathology and the clinical aspects of TB from experts.
1. Dr. Vinay Nandicoori, Director, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR – CCMB), Hyderabad – Transcriptional regulation in M. tb
2. Dr. Varadharajan Sundaramurthy, Faculty, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru – Cellular determinants of M. tuberculosis entry and intracellular survival pathways
3. Dr. Sadhna Sharma, Professor & Head, Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh – Implications of nanomedicine-based therapy against Tuberculosis
4. Dr. Urvashi Singh, Professor, Chief, Tuberculosis Section Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi – Diagnostic Challenges for TB Treatment Decisions.
‘Top scientists from across the country gave a call for putting an end to the prevalence of the ‘silent killer’ called tuberculosis (TB)’.
‘India can show the way to the world by taking up an an early detection programme engaging the communities including voluntary bodies, making use of rapid diagnostic tests and best available therapies, as the incidence is vastly under-reported.’ – Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
Fact sheet on TB