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2nd Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals

Dates: 9-12 October 2012
Venue: Monash Prato Centre, Prato, Italy
Website: www.vetpath2012.org


The “Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals” has been established by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics to bring together researchers working in areas relevant to the mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease in animals. There has been an explosion of information over the past few years as genomic and proteomic technologies have developed, as genetic methodology has progressed to the extent that most bacterial pathogens can be genetically manipulated, as structural biologists have focussed on the analysis of virulence factors and as we understand more about host-pathogen interactions. However, bacterial pathogenesis conferences generally focus on human pathogens. This conference will focus on veterinary pathogens and will involve an integrated examination of the latest exciting data on disease epidemiology, bacterial adhesion, intracellular pathogens, extracellular pathogens and toxins, host-pathogen interactions, innate and acquired immunity, and vaccines, all as they apply to bacterial pathogens of animals.

Julian Rood, Chair, Organising Committee
 
 

Animal experts convene in 1st Prato Conference

6-9 October 2010

More than 30 countries were represented by 130 delegates at the Monash University Prato Centre for the first Prato Conference on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Diseases of Animals. Held over four days, the conference brought together leading researchers, veterinarians, students and pharmaceutical representatives who have a strong interest in areas relevant to the mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease in production animals.

The conference was established and hosted by the Centre in response to a growing need for a stronger focus on veterinary pathogens. The organising committee of the conference was chaired by Professor Julian Rood, a Chief Investigator of the Centre.

With 42 speakers adn over 50 poster presentations, the conference was organised under the following themes of disease epidemiology, genomics, mechanisms of pathogenesis, extracellular pathogens and toxins, host-pathogen interactions, host responses and immunity and vaccines.

A second conference is being planned for 2012.

For further information visit the conference website.
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