Dr Marc Tebruegge DTM&H, DLSHTM, MRCPCH, MSc, PhD
National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology
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Dr Marc Tebruegge, a National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine, is conducting research to identify better biomarkers for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections.
Existing methods for the diagnosis of TB have significant limitations. Better biomarkers of TB infection can help to significantly reduce the impact of a disease that causes an estimated two million deaths globally each year.
Marc Tebruegge began his medical studies at the University of Frankfurt Medical School. During his undergraduate medical training he spent the second clinical year at University College London (UCL), and his final year at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and Cape Town University (South Africa). He then qualified with a First from the University of Frankfurt Medical School in 1997.
He then worked in a number of Paediatric subspecialty departments at the Paediatric University Hospital of Frankfurt until 1999, when he moved to the UK. He subsequently worked in the Paediatric units of several renowned teaching hospitals in London, including King's College Hospital (Hepatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit), St. Mary's Hospital (Infectious Diseases) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Bone Marrow Transplant).
In 2003/2004 he attended a MSc degree program in Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he was awarded the Ralph Neal Memorial Prize for most outstanding student. In September 2004 he entered the North London Paediatric Specialist Registrar training program. In 2006/2007 he worked as a Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
In 2007, supported by a prestigious Fellowship from the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases and an International Research Scholarship from the University of Melbourne, he relocated to Australia to undertake his PhD at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne under the supervision of Professor Nigel Curtis.
Following 4 years of research into improved immunodiagnostic tools for the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis he returned to the UK in 2011 to take up his current position as NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology at the University of Southampton.
- Medical Degree (MBBS equivalent), JW Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (1997)
- MD, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (2002)
- DTM&H, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK (1999)
- MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK (2003)
- DLSHTM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (2004)
- MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (2004)
- PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia (2013)
Member of Scientific Committee, British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU)
Academic Editor, PeerJ
Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology,
Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology,
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Academic Editor and Editorial Board Member, PLoS ONE.
Editorial Board Member, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, ESPID Reports & Reviews section.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Associate Faculty Member, Faculty of 1000.