Prof. Sven Hoffner is the former Director of the WHO Supranational TB Reference Laboratory at the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI). Presently he is serving as Em. Prof. at the Departement of Public Health Sciences, the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and visiting Prof. at the San Diego State University (USA), where Sven evaluates diagnostics and treatment methods to develops TB management strategies. Sven has published about 270 scientific articles that were referred ~9000 times by other researchers. Sven is an advisor to WHO-Europe.