September 15,2015

The Third Meeting of the Consortium for the Control of Zoonoses

The Third Meeting of the Consortium for the Control of Zoonoses was held on September 14 and 15, 2015 in Sapporo. It was attended by 14 researchers from the University of Melbourne, University College Dublin and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and 16 researchers from Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University.

Group photo participants Presentation Principle investigators

 

The Third Meeting of the Consortium for the Control of Zoonoses
Organised by Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University

Date:Monday September 14 and Tuesday September 15, 2015

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

Language: English

Programme:

 Day1: September 14

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

10:10 Presentation by new members

  1. Overview on Detected New Viruses in Vietnam
    Dr.Phan Thi Nga, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam
  2. Analyzing Parasite Genetic Crosses in the Genomics Era
    Dr.Axel Martinelli, Hokkaido University
  3. Synergistic Effect of Cyclophilin Inhabitor for HCV Patient
    Dr.Takuji Daito, Hokkaido University

11:00 Presentation by young researchers

  1. Targeting the Host Command Centre for Gene Expression by Legionella Pneumophila
    Dr.Shivani Pasricha, the University of Melbourne
  2. Understanding Epithelial Immune Responses during Bacterial Gut Infection
    Dr.Jaclyn S. Pearson, the University of Melbourne
  3. Roles of Regulatory T-cells in Infectious Colitis
    Dr.Ka Yee Fung, the University of Melbourne

11:40 Announcement by Professor Chihiro Sugimoto, Head of the Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE/Director of the Research Center for Zoonosis Control (CZC), Hokkaido University

13:00-17:00 Round table discussion

 

Day2: September 15

9:30 Presentation by principle investigators of the Consortium

      1. For the Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza
        Prof. Hiroshi Kida, Hokkaido University
      2. Inducing Cross-reactive Responses with Whole Particle Vaccines for Influenza
        Prof. Lorena E. Brown, the University of Melbourne
      3. An approach to improving & predicting vaccine efficacy & safety
        Prof. David C. Jackson, the University of Melbourne
      4. Understanding Mechanisms that Govern Vaccine-induced Immunity against Zoonotic Pathogens: Identifying the Immune Signatures that Predict Vaccine Efficacy
        Dr. Brendon Yew Loong Chua, the University of Melbourne
      5. Pam2Cys as a novel immunochemoprophylactic and immunochemotherapeutic in malaria
        Dr. Richard Culleton

11:00 Presentation by principle investigators of the Consortium

      1. Potential Role of Interferon Inducible GTPases in Immune Defense against Legionella Pneumophila
        Prof. Elizabeth L. Hartland, the University of Melbourne
      2. Vector-Parasite Interaction-Deep in the Genome
        Prof. Chihiro Sugimoto, Hokkaido University
      3. I used MinION
        Prof. Junya Yamagishi
      4. Apicomplexan Parasites: Probing Parasite Biology by Combining Classical Genetics and Genomics
        Prof. Arnab Pain, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

13:00 Presentation by principle investigators of the Consortium

      1. GI-CoRE –update: Staffing, Partnerships, Funding and Current Projects
        Prof. William W. Hall, University College Dublin
      2. Hepatitis E Virus (HEV):A Zoonotic Infection of Public Health Importance in Vietnam
        Prof. Lan Anh Thi Nguyen, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam
      3. Identification of Chemical Compounds inhibiting Chikungunya Virus Replication
        Prof. Hirofumi Sawa, Hokkaido University
      4. Progress Update and Objectives:Japanese Encephalitis Overview, Noncoding RNAs and Viral Metagenomics
        Dr. Michael Carr, Hokkaido University

14:50 Closing remarks by Professor Chihiro Sugimoto, Head of the Global Station for Zoonosis Control, GI-CoRE / Director of the Research Center for Zoonosis Control (CZC)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