IDReC researchers particpiate in workshop in Uruguay

by IDReC

Professor Peter Wilson and Dr Julie Collins-Emerson will travel to Uruguay this week to participate in a workshop at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo. During the one-week workshop, Peter and Julie will share Massey’s expertise on leptospirosis and provide hands-on training to Dr Alejandro Buschiazzo and his colleagues from Universidad de la Republica, Uruguayan National Agency on Research & Development in Agricultural Sciences and Uruguayan Ministry of Agriculture.

Julie and Peter will also visit a local farm and abattoir. Workshop topics covered will include obtaining and processing samples, isolating pure Leptospira strains from field samples, the serological and molecular characterization of strains and animal sera, and the epidemiology of the disease in both humans and animals.

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