Handbook of Tuberculosis
Clinics, Diagnostics, Therapy, and Epidemiology
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Handbook of Tuberculosis by Stefan H. E. Kaufmann
Book DescriptionTuberculosis (TB), a deadly airborne disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, takes the lives of almost 2 million people each year and is considered to be the most common infectious disease in the world. However, thanks to the efforts of researchers such as the volumes' lead editor, Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, there have been several recent advances in fighting the disease. Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, the Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Charite at the Humboldt University, Berlin, has published more than 600 scientific articles and currently serves as President of the European Federation of Immunological Societies and Chair of the Immunology Division of the American Society of Microbiology. Dr. Kaufmann is considered the world's leading expert in the field of tuberculosis. The Handbook of Tuberculosis, which explores the causes and available treatments of the widespread infection as well as current research into vaccination, is divided into three separate volumes covering different areas of study. Each volume provides an essential resource to molecular and cell biologists, bacteriologists, immunologists, pathologists and pathophysiologists, clinicians and those working in the pharmaceutical industry and interested in world health. Volume 1: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry highlights the molecular mechanisms of tuberculosis. Volume 2: Immunology and Cell Biology presents the pre-eminent resource for all aspects of cell biology and immunology of tuberculosis, including vaccine development. Volume 3: Clinics, Diagnostics, Therapy and Epidemiology introduces a comprehensive overview of clinical aspects of tuberculosis, including drug resistance, epidemiological aspects and clinical trials. It is co-edited by Dr. Paul van Helden, Professor of Medical Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Director of Laboratory Research for the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre and former President of the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783527318889
(243mm x 179mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Stefan H. E. Kaufmann
Immunology of Infection, Hardback (September 2010)
Presents the most appropriate experimental approaches in the detail required for modern microbiological research. Focusing on the methods most useful for the Microbiologist interested in analysing host-pathogen relationships, this volume is suitable for researchers working in microbiology, immunology, virology, mycology and parasitology.
AIDS and Tuberculosis, Hardback (October 2009)
Providing timely information on prevention, diagnosis and therapy, this is the first reference to emphasize the increasing coexistence of these two life-threatening diseases. Clearly divided into three sections on immunology and vaccination strategies, drugs, and clinical issues.
New Plagues, Paperback (May 2009)
The threat from infectious diseases has increased with globalization. Throughout the history of mankind, epidemics have eradicated whole regions, started the migration of people and decided wars. This book explores the strategies of microbes in conjunction with the economic impact of epidemics.
Handbook of Tuberculosis, Hardback (February 2008)» View all books by Stefan H. E. Kaufmann
Coinciding with the first TB therapies to enter clinical trials in 60 years, in 3 volumes this is the most comprehensive account of the latest developments in clinical, therapeutic and basic research into the disease, presented by the most prolific researcher in the field.
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Author Biography - Stefan H. E. Kaufmann
Prof. Dr. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann is Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin. He has published more than 600 scientific articles and is member of numerous scientific societies and committees e.g. current President of the European Federation of Immunological Societies, and Chair of the Immunology division of the American Society of Microbiology. He has won numerous prestigious awards including the Scientific Prize of Smith Kline Beecham and the Pettenkofer Prize. Paul van Helden is Professor of Medical Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is Director of Laboratory Research for the Desmond Tutu TB Centre. He is a past president of the SA Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and has received the Gold medal of this society.
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