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Career Development Fellowship awarded to Anna Okunola

Anna Okunola, a SeroSelectTB team member from the CLIME group at Stellenbosch University, has been awarded a 3-year EDCTP Training and Mobility Action (TMA2020CDF-3209 – RADIANT) grant for her project entitled “Selected concise host transcriptional signatures for the blood-based diagnosis of active tuberculosis in an HIV-prevalent setting (RNA-based diagnosis of TB; RADIANT)”.

The RADIANT study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of selected host transcriptional signatures for the diagnosis of active TB in symptomatic patients in Africa. Improved diagnostic tools for TB are especially needed for persons with HIV co-infection who may not present with symptoms most often associated with active TB. The subject is important and the RADIANT project has the potential to revolutionize TB management.

Synergy with the SeroSelectTB project will provide Anna with access to specimens, data, infrastructure and expertise for her investigations.

Congratulations to Anna from the SeroSelectTB Consortium!


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