BIOTEC is organising a symposium on 12 – 13 February 2018 at the Sukosol Bangkok Hotel, Thailand which Professor Ray Owens will be a guest speaker.
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Rationale and Background
Like many countries worldwide, the livestock industry in Thailand has been afflicted by continual outbreaks of infectious diseases such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), Newcastle disease (ND) and Influenza (Flu). Despite commercially available vaccines, these diseases are still accountable for enormous economic loss to the livestock producers, as well as impacting several other aspects of the industry. Most of the currently manufactured vaccines rely heavily on traditional vaccine technologies which, under many circumstances, are not optimal concerning safety and efficacy. Indeed, the challenges for the development of new technologies to tackle with infectious diseases are substantial at the levels of basic biology. Information from basic research is therefore much needed to not only for developing new technologies, but, more importantly, to gain further insights into the biology of pathogens in all aspects ranging from microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, epidemiology, epigenetics and gene regulation, pathogenesis, to genetics and evolution. Compared to those of human pathogens, basic knowledge and understanding of veterinary viruses is much more limited, hampering the research progress to control or eradicate the diseases. Given that viruses that causes human and animal diseases share several common characteristics, numerous technological platforms successfully developed for human diseases such as novel vaccine designs, adjuvant development, or cutting-edge diagnostic tools can provide a great opportunity for applications in animal health research.
This symposium is organized with an aim to gather international virology experts from both human and veterinary fields to share research experience, update findings and contribute their expertise through presentation and interactive discussion. The topics will cover a wide range of virology research common in both human and animal aspects. In addition, technological platforms such as vaccine development, and novel assays will be emphasized and addressed.
15 December 2017 - 30 January 2018:Online registration