Guest Editors Alberto L. García-Basteiro Alberto L. García-Basteiro is Associate Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) Hospital Clínic in Barcelona (Spain) and coordinates the TB research area at the Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM) in Manhica (Mozambique). He trained as a physician at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) (Santiago, Spain), and finished his residency on preventive medicine and public health at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. He completed an MSc in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (London, UK), and a PhD at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Alberto currently leads research focused on the study of TB in high TB-burden and high HIV-burden settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including field epidemiological assessments, novel sputum-free diagnostic evaluations, and drug and vaccine clinical trials. His interests include the burden of TB disease in different vulnerable populations and the characterisation of TB at a clinical, microbiological and social level. Alberto has published over 170 manuscripts in peer-reviewed biomedical journals, and has attracted international funding from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP), the National Institute for Health (NIH), the Stop TB Partnership, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Bill &Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, among others. His scientific contributions have been recognised by several international organisations. In 2017, he received the Young Investigator Prize, awarded by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). He also received the Early Career Member Award from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2020, and the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize from the LSHTM, the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa) and The Union in 2021. Copyright ©ERS 2023. Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-169-6. Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-170-2. Print ISSN: 2312-508X. Online ISSN: 2312-5098. x
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