July 07,2017

The Fifth Meeting of the Consortium for the Control of Zoonoses

The Fifth Meeting of the Consortium for the Control of Zoonoses was held on July 6 and 7, 2017 at the Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University. The meeting was attended by 15 researchers from the University of Melbourne, University College Dublin and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and 16 researchers from Hokkaido University. Presentations on the progress of our collaborative on-going research and new research, were followed by active and meaningful discussions regarding the final evaluation of the GI-CoRE. We confirmed that we will further cooperate on development of prophylaxis against infectious diseases based on molecular expression analysis, development and clinical application of diagnostic and therapeutic methods based on gene analysis of pathogens and developing control measures against new infectious diseases based on global analysis of biological information towards the realization of the project. 

The Fifth Meeting of the Consortium for the Control of Zoonoses

Organized by Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University

Date: Thursday July 6 and Friday July 7, 2017

Venue: WHO Collaborating Center Conference Room, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University (Kita 20, Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo)

Language: English

Programme:

Day1: July 6  Brain storming with new participants

10:00  Opening remarks by Professor Hiroshi Kida, Head of the Research Center for Zoonosis  Control, Hokkaido University                                                                                        

10:10  Presentation by new members

  1. Understanding Evolution of Bacillus Anthracis by Genome Comparison Analysis
    Dr. Yoshikazu Furuta, Hokkaido University                     
  2. Increasing the Efficacy of Subunit Vaccines with Synthetic Adjuvants
    Dr. Toshiki Sekiya, Hokkaido University                 
  3. Theileria Annulata- Mediated Transformation and Attention: an Omics Perspective
    Dr. Zineb Rchiad, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

11:40  Announcement by Professor Hirofumi Sawa, Director of Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University

15:00-17:00  Group Discussion

 

Day2: July 7   Recent Progress and Future Challenges of the Consourtium

 9:40 Session 1 

  1. Development of a Seasonal Influenza Vaccine of Global Standard as a Key of the Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza
    Prof. Hiroshi Kida, Hokkaido University
  2. Understanding the Mechanisms Associated with Vaccine-Mediated Immune Responses and its Application Towards an Improved Whole Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
    Dr. Brendon YL. Chua, the University of Melbourne
  3. Predicting the Severity of Influenza Pandemics
    Prof. Lorena E. Brown, the University of Melbourne

11:00 Session 2 

  1. Ubiquitination and the Legionella Containing Vacuole
    Prof. Elizabeth L. Hartland, the University of Melbourne
  2. Analysis of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Protozoan Parasite Genomes
    Prof. Chihiro Sugimoto, Hokkaido University
  3. Probing Biology of Zoonotic Malaria Parasites by Classical Genetics and Genomics
    Prof. Arnab Pain, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

13:15 Session 3

  1. Epidemiological and Developmental Research Activities for Control of Zoonoses
    Prof. Hirofumi Sawa, Hokkaido University
  2. GI-CoRE: International Contributions to Our Appreciation of New and Emerging Virus Infections
    Prof. William W. Hall, University College Dublin
  3. Serological Surveillance of Zika and Chikungunya in Vietnam: Flavi-and Alphavirus Cross-Reactivity
    Dr. Linh Thuy Nguyen, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE)

12:20  Closing remarks by Professor Hirofumi Sawa, Director of the Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University

15:00-17:00 Round Table Discussion

For details, please contact:

GI-CoRE Global Station for Zoonosis Control

TEL: +81-11-706-9555
Mail: gsz@oia.hokudai.ac.jp