The ‘Young ISSAD’ Committee is an international group of students and early career researchers committed to disseminating Group B Strep research, information and events by creating a ‘Young ISSAD’ Community in between conferences.

World Meningitis Day Seminar:

4th October, 2023 – World Meningitis Day

Previous seminars:

Please find the 20th July GBS Research seminar for Group B Strep Awareness Month

25 August 2023 – GBS under one health perspective

Please find the 17th November 2022 seminar on ‘Epidemiology of Group B Streptococcus invasive disease in high and low-income settings’, below.

Please find the 15th March 2023 seminar on ‘Group B Strep Maternal Vaccinations’, below.

Committee Members

‘Young ISSAD’ Committee Co-Leads
Ana Caroline Nunes Botelho, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow
Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Laura Maria Andrade de Oliveira, PhD Postdoctoral fellow Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Goes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Natália Silva da Costa-Granato, PhD Postdoctoral researcher Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
‘Young ISSAD’ Committee Members
Carmen Li Research Associate The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Clayton Jisuvei Salano PhD student University of Nairobi, Kenya
Streptococcus agalactiae image Source: CDC
Denis Al Khalili  GAK Hospital Skopje, University Kiril i Metodij Medical Faculty Skopje
Eleni Vergadi Assistant Professor of Paediatrics University of Crete, Greece
Fonguh Oliver Khan Post Graduate Student University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
Gygeria Manuel MD / PhD student University of Washington and Morehouse School of Medicine
Hannah Davies Clinical Research Fellow & Study Coordinator ProGreSs Study, Uganda, Africa St George’s, University of London
Javairia Khalid Lecturer The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Dr Luria Leslie Founou, Head of Research Research Institute of the Centre of Expertise and Biological Diagnostic of Cameroon
Molly Sharp Graduate student New York University
Dr Rebecca Keogh Postdoctoral Fellow University of Colorado Anschutz
Romina Fakhraei PhD Candidate University of Ottawa, Canada
Sebastian Loli Research Assistant Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

Tiraput Poonpanichakul PhD Student University of Liverpool, UK &
Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, Mahidol University, Thailand