Scott Lesley

last updated 6/6/2018

Scott Lesley

Associate Professor at National Health Laboratory Services

Location:
1 Modderfontein Road, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Associate Professor, Head Research and Development - Wits University

Associate Professor, Head Research and Development - University of the Witwatersrand

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Seminar #31 - ASLM2016

Lesley Scott, Wits University

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http://aslm2016.org/seminar-6/

Prof. Lesley Scott, Associate Professor in the department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology and overseas Research and Development in molecular diagnostics with the National Priority Programs of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), South Africa
Prof Lesley Scott is an Associate Professor in the department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology and overseas Research and Development in molecular diagnostics with the National Priority Program of the National Health Laboratory Service. She specialises in design, development, evaluation, implementation and quality management of new molecular diagnostics for HIV and tuberculosis for disease diagnosis and monitoring to impact on global health with a special focus on resource limited settings.

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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-07/plos-ntd072011.php

In a smaller study led by Lesley Scott from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, the authors compared the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF on a single sputum sample with that of smear microscopy, liquid culture and two other nucleic acid amplification tests (MTBDRplus and LightCycler MTB) in 311 adults suspected to have TB in Johannesburg, South Africa, a region where many adults are HIV-positive.
Lesley Scott Senior Medical Scientist Molecular Medicine and Haematology University of the Witwatersrand 7 York Road Parktown Johannesburg, Gauteng 2193 South Africa lesley.scott@nhls.ac.za

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