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Laura Olbrich

DPhil Student

Laura Olbrich is an aspiring clinician-scientist with a paediatric background working on childhood TB. She completed her medical studies in Bochum, Germany, and spent extensive periods abroad, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South America. Her main research interest is the evaluation of new diagnostic approaches and tests, aiming to identify reliable diagnostic solutions for low ressource settings.
Currently,  Dr Olbrich is the coordinating scientifist of the multi-country RaPaed-AIDA-TB project, a large prospective study evaluating a number of diagnostic tests for TB in children aiming to enrol a total of 1,000 children in five countries.