This is part two of our interview with Dr. Hesseling. Click here to view part one.
Dr. Anneke Hesseling is the Director of the Paediatric TB Research Program at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. She has South African and US training in Medicine and Epidemiology and is the PI and co-PI on several large research projects relates to the epidemiology, transmission and diagnosis of tuberculosis in children, with special emphasis on the interaction between pediatric TB and HIV and the immunologic diagnosis of TB infection and disease. Dr. Hesseling has a special research interest in the epidemiologic and immunologic interaction between BCG and HIV in children and is the chairperson of the IUATLD BCG Working Group.
An interview with Dr. Hesseling from the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health in Berlin can be found on the Science Speaks blog here.