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2012 Press Releases

September 26, 2012

A Comprehensive Review of the Vaccines and Diagnostics Workshop

An interdisciplinary group of 160 scientists from academia, industry and government met from September 17th to 19th, 2012 in Ames, Iowa for a workshop on Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Diseases. The workshop was sponsored by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, as well as CEEZAD and three other organizations—the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the International Alliance for Biological Standardization (IABS). With Professors James Roth of Iowa State University and Juergen Richt of Kansas State University as co-chairs, the workshop aimed to improve communication among a group of people with quite diverse experience, setting out a gap analysis of where we are now and where we need to be in translating research into new vaccines and diagnostics for specific high priority transboundary animal diseases. Please read the complete Meeting Summary for more information.


September 25, 2012

Research positions (Scientist, Postdocs and Graduate Students) - Molecular Virology and Genomics

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the name and contact information of three professional references to: Dr. Udeni Balasuriya e-mail: ubalasuriya@uky.edu phone: 859-218-1124 and Dr. Ernest Bailey e-mail: ebailey@email.uky.edu phone 859-218-1105 108 Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0099. Fax: 859-257-8542. The deadline is October 15th. Additionally, the Research Scientist and Postdoctoral fellow applicants should complete the online application for the University of Kentucky Human Resources uky.edu please visit Jobs Announcement for position descriptions and application details.


September 6, 2012

Paris National Veterinary School has opening for a junior faculty position (assistant professor, tenure track equivalent)

The deadline is November 1st please contact Marco Vignuzzi, PhD Viral Populations and Pathogenesis Group (PVP) Institut Pasteur 28 rue du Dr Roux 75724 Paris cedex 15 France (33) 1 45 68 82 42 Please visit vignuzzilab.eu for more information and Junior Faculty Position Description for details.


September 5, 2012

A Comprehensive Review of Emerging Zoonoses Conference

The unity of veterinary medicine, human medicine and environmental awareness has been stressed in a Special Supplement of the September issue of Zoonoses and Public Health, published with free web access on September 7th, 2012. Featuring 11 original articles and 5 review articles, with an extensive Meeting Review of nearly 40 presentations, these Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses held in Cancun, Mexico, from February 24th to 27th, 2011 offer convincing evidence for the necessity of a One Health approach to infectious disease.Please read the complete Meeting Summary for more information on topics and participants.


May 24, 2012

Biosecurity Research Institute hosts international symposium on African swine fever

Scientists from around the world came to Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute May 15-17 to take a global look at the highly contagious viral disease, African swine fever. The researchers assembled to give updates on research and in some cases, the status of African swine fever in their countries. African swine fever has not been found in the United States, but is a serious problem in Africa and outbreaks have occurred in other countries, including Spain, Italy, Russia and the Dominican Republic. There is no vaccine or treatment. Changes in production practices and increasing globalization have increased the risk of introducing African swine fever into North America and other parts of the world, according to the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University. To read more please visit Kansas State University.


February 29, 2012

Advisory Board Member elected as ASV President

Advisory Board member Dr. Barbara Sherry of North Carolina State University, has been elected as the president of the American Society for Virology starting in July 2012. ASV’s mission is “to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology”. To find out more about ASV please visit American Society for Virology. Dr. Sherry’s new position will allow her to facilitate timely, high-profile communication of important new virus research results. We look forward to her continuing contribution as a CEEZAD Advisory Board member. Congratulations Dr. Sherry!


February 9, 2012

Motif Fingerprinting to be Featured in Bioforensics Symposium

Source: Orion Bioscience

Please visit Orion Biosciences to view this press release.