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TBnet: Moving to a better world.

„Before – After“
"Tuberculosis Awareness Program at Jagdol Village" Development Committee on World TB Day"
"Tuberculosis Awareness Program at Sindupalchowk, Nepal on World TB Day"
"Face of TB"
"XDR-Hostel in Kathmandu"
"TB child in Benin"
"Imagine the first day"
"La principessa prigioniera - The ivory tower’s princess"
"Carbol fuchsin application to sputum smear for diagnosis of tuberculosis, Socios En Salud-Sucursal Perú Microbiology Laboratory, Lima, Peru."
"Child with MDR-TB examining her films"
"Infected cell clumps within the bronchial lumen"
"TB can make patient and doctor smile"
"Sonia in Isolamento"
"Pasta, meat, juice and mycobacterias from your neighbors"

is a network to promote clinically oriented research in the field of tuberculosis in Europe by sharing and developing ideas and research protocols

Latest News

Here you find TBnet related news and general news from clinical tuber-culosis to basic tuberculosis research - usually the paper of the month. You can provide informations on news that should be listed by contacting contact@tb-net.org.

Meetings & Events

Informations on meetings related to tuberculosis or nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and on our TBnet meetings are provided under this link. If you wish meetings to be listed, please contact the TBnet using contact@tb-net.org.


Membership to the TBnet, NTM-NET or ptbnet is free. You can become a TBnet member by completing the sign-up-form and contacting Graham Bothamley or Cordula Ehlers before registration at the website.

  • TBnet Academy 16
    TBnet Academy 16


    TBnet ACADEMY 2016  



    3 Day Tuberculosis Academy especially for residents, fellows, doctoral students and post-docs.








    A forum for young clinicians and researchers in the field of tuberculosis to exchange ideas and to learn from each other under expert guidance and mentorship.


    Where: Odessa National University, Ukraine


    When: May 29th (arrival) – June 2nd (Departure) 2016


    The program includes:


    Keynote lectures on:

    Collaborative TBNET research in Europe

    Pediatric tuberculosis

    Emerging TB drug-resistance

    Healthcare inequalities


    Reviews (provided by participants) on:

    TB epidemiology

    TB prevention

    TB diagnostics

    TB treatment

    Research priorities


    Special features:

    • Clinical pearls
    • Updates
    • How to plan a research project?
    • How to get funded?
    • How to write a manuscript?
    • How to give a winning presentation?
    • Meetings and professional societies




    Graham Bothamley (UK)


    Folke Brinkmann (Germany)


    Dmytru Butov (Ukraine)


    Dumitru Chesov (Rep. of Moldova)


    Valeriu Crudu (Rep. of Moldova)


    José Dominguez (Spain)


    Andrii Dudnyk (Ukraine)


    Cordula Ehlers (Germany)


    Lorenzo Guglielmetti (France)


    Christoph Lange (Germany)


    Frank van Leth (Netherlands)


    Olexander Neduzhko (Ukraine)


    Elena Nikolayevskaya (Ukraine)


    Vlad Nikolayevskyy (UK)


    Olena Rzhepishevska (Ukraine, Sweden)


    Martina Sester (Germany)


    Valentina Stokich (Ukraine)


    Jordi Torrelles (USA)


    Dirk Wagner (Germany)


    Svetlana Yesypenko(Ukraine)


    Oksana Zinchenko (Ukraine)


    Coordination committee:

    Andrii Dudnyk

    Olena Rzhepishevska

    Christoph Lange

    TBnet secretariate: Mrs. Cordula Ehlers (cehlers@fz-borstel.de)


    Application is restricted to physicians and/or scientists in training who are members of the TBnet. A maximum of 20 participants will be able to attend the course including 5 from Ukraine (one for each research area).


    If the number of application exceeds 20 by the deadline of March 27th 2016, participants will be selected according to their area of interest, nationality and age in order to allow young colleagues from different nations to particpate in the Academy.


    Hotel board including breakfast and dinner plus a maximum of 400 Euros to cover the cost of travel will be provided.


    The TBnet Academy is supported by the Federal Republic of Germany


    Applications will be considered until March 27th 2016. All applicants will be informed by the end of Mid April 2016 about their application.