Every now and then, the One Health Center will have impromptu seminars that serve special cases. Whether it be saying farewell to a faculty member, having an esteemed visitor that would like to host their own talk, or maybe a speaker has some new and/or updated research to present to a room full of their peers, the One Health Center is always opening its doors to collaboration in many different ways.
Use of the IRD and ViPR database and analysis resources to explore the genetic determinants of host range and virulence of pathogenic viruses
-Richard H. Scheuermann, PhD
Dr. Scheuermann was brought in from California by Dr. Marco Salemi to give a presentation on tools being used by him and others at the J. Craig Venter Institute to find out more about pathogenic viruses.
Dr. Scheuermann's talk starts 00:03:10Click here to download this session's recording.
Fighting Malaria from Ghana and Gainesville ...and soon from Zambia: Update on Research and Implementation Activities in Malaria Control
-Paul Psychas, MD
Dr. Psychas's talk served as a farewell seminar for him, as he departs Gainesville and the University of Florida to Zambia to continue his work on implementation activities in malaria control. Dr. Psychas's main talking points for this seminar were mainly about the Malaria Program Implementation through the President's Malaria Initiative, the differences between Ghana and Zambia, and highlighting the work done at his lab.
Dr. Psychas's talk starts at 00:02:50Click here to download this session's recording.
Pathogenic, Epidemiological and Molecular Aspects of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus (HTLV) and the Global Virus Network Initiative
-Umberto Bertazzoni, Pharm.D, PhD
Dr. Bertazzoni's talk centered around the Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus and its many different properties so that those in attendance could gain a bigger understanding about the virus and its consequences on the human population and those affected by it. As noted in his talk, the family of viruses causes the cancer, adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. Dr. Bertazzoni also shifted his focus to the Global Virus Network, of which he was a former director for in Italy, and the initiatives the network has planned. A big thanks to Dr. Marco Salemi for bringing out Dr. Bertazzoni for this special seminar!
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