About Centre for Tuberculosis

Pioneering TB research and knowledge

The SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research, based within the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University, studies tuberculosis, specifically within South Africa.

The Centre aims to improve the South African population’s health status and quality of life by applying new knowledge on TB to reducing the prevalence of the disease as well as by diagnosing and treating communities efficiently and prioritising prevention measures. Read more.

Key focus areas

  • Studying disease - specifically TB - at a molecular, cellular and immunological level;
  • The diagnosis of TB;
  • TB drug resistance;
  • Patient infectiousness and TB transmission;
  • The genetic make-up of TB patients;
  • Studying the impacts of new drugs;
  • Training researchers and students;
  • Working with and contributing to other relevant research projects;
  • Supporting the research and industrial sectors;
  • Sharing new knowledge that can be used to benefit all South Africans;
  • Increasing knowledge on the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex (MTBC); and
  • aximising the impact of modern molecular experiments through the South African Tuberculosis Bioinformatics Initiative (SATBBI).