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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School
 
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Wed 20 Jul 16:00: One health, many challenges no silver bullet.

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 11:34
One health, many challenges no silver bullet.

The University of Minnesota (UMN) is a land grant higher education institution that is globally recognized for its work on policy and public health. The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) at the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine is an OIE collaborating center for capacity building and an FAO reference center for veterinary public health. The objective of the presentation will be to provide an overview of relevant research, educational, and outreach activities on applied epidemiology, veterinary public health, and food animal population medicine at CAHFS and other relevant groups at the UMN CVM .

Bio: Andres M. Perez (DVM, PhD) is a veterinary epidemiologist, originally from Argentina. He is a Professor, Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Security; and Director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota (UMN). He is an Honorary Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, a Collaborating scientist/advisor to the USDA /ARS Foreign Animal Disease Research Unit at the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center, and has been awarded an American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Honorary Diploma for 2021. He has led educational, outreach, and research activities in >40 countries, supervised, co-supervised, or mentored >50 graduate students in the field of animal health and food safety, and published >230 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He also serves as Chief editor of the Frontiers in Veterinary Science journal.

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Thu 07 Jul 16:00: Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome economization for pathogenesis: “More from less for more” Room changed - will be Seminar Rooms 2/3, Pathology Block, Department of Veterinary Medicine.

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 10:46
Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome economization for pathogenesis: “More from less for more”

Abstract: Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) is the deadliest bacterial pathogen known to humanity causing the disease TB, taking the largest toll of human lives globally with a person dying every 15-20 seconds despite the fact that TB is completely curable if diagnosed timely and treated properly. This problem is further compounded by the development of drug resistance, to the extent of total drug resistance, HIV AIDS co-infection and the accompanying TB-IRIS and the impending impact of the emerging diabetes epidemic and of late the COVID -19 pandemic. M.tb has undergone reductive evolution, over millions of years, into a very slim and trim genomic and functional architecture. Not only has it shed much of its genome, but has balanced this genome deficit by resorting to very intelligent survival strategies such as gene co option, moon lighting and molecular mimicry.

Room changed - will be Seminar Rooms 2/3, Pathology Block, Department of Veterinary Medicine.

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