James Seddon

James Seddon has recently been awarded the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award and will receive the award at the ESPID annual conference, this year held in Leipzig, Germany, from 12-15 May 2015. The award is given to an outstanding young investigator (under forty years old) in the field of paediatric infectious diseases. James spent three years with the DTTC from 2010 until 2012, carrying out work towards his PhD on drug-resistant tuberculosis in children. The award is based on an article published in 2013 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, written with many co-authors from the DTTC, entitled: ‘Preventive treatment for child contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a prospective cohort study.’ He will receive 1000 Euros and a medal, and will give a presentation on the paper at the annual meeting. When asked his thoughts on the award he replied: ‘It is lovely to be recognised in this way, but this is very much a team effort and the award is really recognition of all the hard work being done by many at the DTTC.’