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Disease In Tropical Aquatic Animals Masterclass - JCU

Disease In Tropical Aquatic Animals Masterclass - JCU | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

This is a 12-day intensive course delivered by six leading researchers in aquaculture, biomedical sciences and marine and environmental sciences. It is being held at the James Cook University, Townsville, Australia from 11-23 January 2016. The course fee is AUS$ 3000 which includes accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, all tuition, materials and transfers.


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This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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John Bostock's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:03 AM

This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

John Bostock's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:05 AM

This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

Charlie Dare's curator insight, August 7, 2015 10:42 PM

This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 Special session on regional cooperation for improved biosecurity

World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 Special session on regional cooperation for improved biosecurity | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

A special session on regional cooperation for improved biosecurity will be held at World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014, which runs from 7-11 June. The special session will be held on 11 June from 9am to 12:30pm.

The special session will be organised into three sub-sessions:

Regional cooperation in aquatic animal health management: The rationale, trans-boundary nature of aquatic animal diseases, current aquaculture practices and global trade, what has been done and accomplished, where are the gaps, what needs to be done and the way forward. Presenters will include Dr Brett Herbert (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) and Dr Eduardo Leano (NACA).Dealing with emerging diseases - focus on shrimp acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (“EMS”): Why do new disease emerge? Can we predict disease emergence in aquatic systems? What have we learnt from emerging diseases in the region? Updates on AHPNS including primary pathogens, geographical spread, and the latest on diagnostics and management interventions. Presenters will include Peter Walker (CSIRO) and Siripong Thitamadee (Mahidol University).Domestication programmes and disease emergence / management: Concept of domestication and breeding programmes, implications of genetic diversity, disease susceptibility and resistance, dependence of the Asian shrimp industry on SPF P. vannamei. Are we heading on the right path and should there be regional efforts for domestication of native species? What are the implications for disease occurrence and production? Presenters will include Dr Greg Coman (CSIRO) and Prof. Roger Doyle (Genetic Computation Ltd.).

Discussion panels will be held after the sub-theme presentations to allow participants to interact with the presenters. The session will bring together industry and scientists performing agricultural research and development to discuss closer cooperation in health management and biosecurity. In particular, it will raise awareness of the link between genetic erosion and disease, an issue which has not been previously investigated or addressed by the aquaculture community. This is a foundation issue that must be addressed in domestication and genetic improvement programmes for prominent aquaculture species.


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John Bostock's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:50 AM

It looks as if WAS 2014 is going to be an excellent event.

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New collaborations seek to solve infectious disease challenges | Australia National Health and Medical Research Council

Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater collaboration across Australia's research institutions.

The Forum will be held at the Geelong high-containment facility and is a joint initiative between CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Professor Warwick Anderson, CEO of the NHMRC said the Forum was an important step towards managing infectious disease in Australia.

'More than 70 per cent of new and emerging infectious diseases originate in animals, so there are great benefits to merging the collective genius from both sides to address some of the nation's greatest infectious disease challenges.'

The Forum’s workshops will be lead by Australia's Chief Medical Officer - Professor Chris Baggoley, Nobel Laureate - Professor Peter Doherty, and Director of the Sydney Institute for Emerging infectious Diseases and Biosecurity - Tania Sorrell. 

This meeting of the minds will discuss emerging zoonotic disease threats, comparative medicine, and medical countermeasures including anti-microbial resistance, diagnostics and treatments.

The workshop structure of the program will enable researchers to tease out  and prioritise issues that will deliver the greatest national and global impact by combining Australia's collective biomedical research and infrastructure capabilities.

Dr Kurt Zuelke, CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship Director and Executive Director, AAHL said, 'AAHL’s extensive Physical Containment Level 4 laboratories are some of the most sophisticated in the world, which when combined with the unique research tools, models and expertise available within the facility, have great potential for human health research as well as animal health.

With funding through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, we hope to facilitate greater access to this facility for fellow infectious disease researchers.


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Ouch! An isopod grabbed my tongue - Australian Museum

Ouch! An isopod grabbed my tongue - Australian Museum | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Biting your tongue takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to these parasites, says marine biologist Melissa Beata Martin.

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John Bostock's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:23 AM

I think there will be quite a few fish farmers who don't share Melissa's enthusiasm for these parasites, but good to know they are getting some research attention