News from the antituberculosis front at two recent European meetings

  • Susanne Gola
  • Riccardo Manganelli
  • María Jesús García
  • Miguel VicenteEmail author
Meeting Report


The yearly conference of the European Society of Mycobacteriology (29th Annual Congress of the European Society of Mycobacteriology—July 6–9 2008—Plovdiv, Bulgaria) attracted more than 200 participants who exchanged recent knowledge on clinical aspects of mycobacterial biology and tuberculosis infection. Open image in new window

The Saltsjöbaden-Conference on pathogenesis of mycobacterial infections (7th International Conference on the Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial Infections—June 26–29 2008—Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, Sweden) is held every 3 years, its 2008 edition gathered some 200 participants who discussed molecular biology of mycobacterial research. Open image in new window

Here we report the highlights of both conferences (Plovdiv, abbreviated in the text as P; Saltsjöbaden, abbreviated in the text as S) combining their complementary approaches, together they offer an integrated view of the recent advances in the understanding of tuberculosis and on the possibilities to...


Tuberculosis Mycobacteriology Pathogenesis Infectious disease Antibiotic resistance Genome evolution Diagnosis Latency Vaccines 



We acknowledge funds from the European Commission (MYCOMANCY LSHP-CT-2006-037566 to RM and MV; INNOVAC LSHP-CT-2006-03687 and TB-NOVSEC HEALTH-F3-2007-201762 to RM; and StopLATENT-TB 200999 to MJG), and from Comunidad de Madrid (COMBACT S-BIO-0260/2006 to MV). SG has been partly financed through BIOSINCEL PIFCSIC2006 from CSIC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Gola
    • 1
  • Riccardo Manganelli
    • 2
  • María Jesús García
    • 3
  • Miguel Vicente
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centro Nacional de BiotecnologíaCSICMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical BiotechnologiesUniversità di PadovaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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