Theme Amsterdam Tuberculosis Center


This hybrid seminar will highlight groundbreaking, partially unpublished findings on TB pathogenesis and M. tuberculosis transmission from two AII/APH PhD projects, along with plans for a new study.


  • 3.00 - 3.10 pm: Welcome and opening
  • 3.10 - 3.45 pm: Lihui Guo - The role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in tuberculosis (including Q&A)
  • 3.45 - 4.20 pm: Ben Patterson - Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respirable bio-aerosol of tuberculosis infected individuals (including Q&A)
  • 4.20 - 4.40 pm: Sabine Hermans - Recurrent Tuberculosis: understanding epidemiology and disease mechanisms (including Q&A)
  • 4.40 - 5.00 pm: General discussion and closure

About the presenters:

Lihui Guo has completed his PhD (PhD defense 9th July 2024) on the role of the tryptophan catabolizing enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase IDO in COVID-19 and tuberculosis. He did his research in the Amsterdam UMC, supervised by Dr René Lutter, Dr Jan Willem Duitman and Dr Marianna Bugiani.

Some of the published work: Guo et al. Tuberculosis (Edinb) 2024:46:102495

Ben Patterson is finalizing his PhD on detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in exhaled aerosols. He did his work at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, supervised by Prof. Frank Cobelens, Dr Sabine Hermans and Prof Robin Wood.

Some of the published work: Patterson et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2024;121:e2314813121

Sabine Hermans (infectious diseases physician & epidemiologist) is clinical TB coordinator in the Amsterdam UMC. Her research focus is recurrent tuberculosis, and she will present the plans and design for a new collaborative study in Cape Town, South Africa.

Date and Location

Time From 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Duration 2 hours
Start date Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Location AMC A01 (Tropencentrum), Serengeti Room and online (Hybrid)

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