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The global fight against tuberculosis

Medical research is one of the most important outputs for a university, with breakthroughs potentially saving lives around the world. Professor Stephen Gillespie and colleagues at the School of Medicine have done just…

World TB Day – 24 March 2021

Globally, Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease agent.  Our sustained research in St Andrews over the last 10 years (on the disease and the pathogen responsible) has developed…

Covid-19 – Ask the experts

During April and May 2020, ‘three ask the expert’ sessions were held for staff to answer their queries on Covid-19. These were introduced by Prof Stephen Gethins. The panel included Prof Stephen Gillespie and Dr Devesh…

Longitude Prize

The Orbital Diagnostics team is in the running for the £8 million Longitude Prize for their SLIC device.

New trial to combat TB

Scientists at the School of Medicine are leading the medical monitoring of a new clinical trial to treat tuberculosis more quickly.

MBLA Conference

the first ever Molecular bacterial load assay (MBLA) stakeholders conference was held at the University of St Andrews, 11th – 13th June 2018.

MBLA Conference

Experts from around the world are gathered in St Andrews to learn how to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis to save hundreds of thousands of lives.

SLIC wins another award!

The Orbital diagnostics team won the innovation of the year award at the Scottish Enterprise Life Science awards.