Topical Advisory Panel


Dr. Basant Abdulrahman
Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine Former Research Associate, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Interests: prion diseases; prions; prion-infected cells; animal model; autophagy
Swine and Poultry Infectious Diseases Research Center (CRIPA), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QС J2S 2M2, Canada
Interests: porcine viruses; coronaviruses; vaccines; PEDV; PRRSC; mink viruses; antivirals
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Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: anisakiasis; Anisakis; anisakids; epidemiology; culture; biology; energetic metabolism; differentiation; development
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CIISA – Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Sanidade Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida da Universidade Técnica, 1300-477 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: bacterial pathogens; infectious diseases models; host-pathogen interaction; vaccine and therapeutic development; targeted drug delivery; immunotherapies
Dr. Benoit Allard
Team Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, CNRS UMR 5164 - University of Bordeaux, 33076 Bordeaux, France
Interests: host-pathogen interaction; airway remodeling; innate immunity; systemic sclerosis
Department of Genetics, Physiology and Microbiology, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: microbial responses to stress; persistence and survival of pathogens in the environment; role of protists in the ecology and evolution of bacterial pathogens; stress responses and virulence
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Unit of viral genetics, Department of Animal health,Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Portici, Naples, Italy
Interests: virology; animal genetics; molecular biology; food safety; enteric viruses
Institute of Virology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
Interests: hepatitis B virus; HDV coinfection; viral reactivation; viral variability; acute liver failure
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Clinical Cooperation Unit Virotherapy, German Cancer Research Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 242, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: parvoviruses; oncolytic viruses; cancer; cancer virotherapy; cancer viroimmunotherapy
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Dr. Mueen Aslam
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: antimicrobial resistance in food pathogens, and commensal bacteria; molecular aspects of antimicrobial resistance; food microbiology; pathogens including: Salmonella, pathogenic E. coli, entrococci, campylobacter
Department of Entomology, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: arboviral epidemiology; mosquito surveillance; sero-surveillance; molecular biology; molecular genetics; arbovirology; phylogenetic analyses
Institut für Virologie, Zentrum für Infektionsmedizin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: herpesviruses; virus; herpesvirus–cell interactions; entry; cell-to-cell spread; immune evasion; in vitro models; pathogenesis
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Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: RNA viruses; micro RNAs; exosomes; biomarkers
Department of Epizootiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Oczapowski Street 13, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: infectious diseases of farm animals; zoonoses; microbiology and molecular epidemiology
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, 1174 Snowy Range Road, Laramie, WY 82070, USA
Interests: internal parasites of zoonotic relevance or with importance for production animals and wildlife; experimental and epidemiological studies into Apicomplexan parasites; ruminant and avian Eimeria species; Toxoplasma gondii; Cryptosporidium; gastrointestinal roundworms in domestic and wild ruminants
Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Clinical and Experimental Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Interests: molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and host immune responses associated with RSV and hMPV infections; respiratory tract infections; antiviral pathways; viral evasion mechanisms; sncRNAs
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Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy
Interests: fungi; Fusarium; mycotoxins; cereals; Fusarium head blight; wheat; barley; qPCR
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1. Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment “BIOR", Riga, Latvia
2. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia
Interests: molecular epidemiology of water- and foodborne pathogens; Listeria; Yersinia; Salmonella; Campylobacter; Legionella; antimicrobial resistance
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The Interuniversity Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Medical University of Vienna and University of Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: recombinant antibody; comparative immunology; immunotherapy; cancer; allergy; comparative oncology
Laboratory of Pathogen Host Interactions, University of Montpellier, 34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: bacterial pathogenesis (Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Mycobacteria); host-pathogen interaction (macrophages and non-mammalian animal models); antivirulence strategies
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2520, USA
Interests: innate immunity; immunometabolism; macrophages; neutrophils; monocytes; trauma; sepsis; toll-like receptors; immunosuppression; nosocomial infection; immune signaling; trained immunity
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), University of Porto, Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Interests: marine invertebrate pathology; immune response; bivalves, mollusc host-parasite interactions; development of biomarkers for disease resistance in marine organisms
Dr. Maria José Borrego
National Reference Laboratory for Sexually Transmitted Infection, Department of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Avenida Padre Cruz, 1649-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: curable sexually transmitted infections (STI), i.e. Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum, genomic basis for ecological success and pathogenesis; molecular/genomic epidemiological surveillance and the genomic basis for antimicrobial resistance among curable STI are also utmost themes
Department of Biologic Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, USA
Interests: emerging viruses; pathogenic avian influenza A (HPAI) viruses; H5N1; HPAI viral polymerase complex; viral RNA; influenza, HIV, and human infections
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School of Science, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, PO Box 71, Bundoora Victoria 3083, Australia
Interests: aquatic animal health; molecular diagnostics; blood flukes; trematodes; scuticociliates
Laboratory of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54627 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: involve pathology (gross, histopathology and immunohistochemistry) related to: aging brain, neurodegeneration (Scrapie); domestic animal infectious and parasitic diseases (e.g. SRLVs, PRRSV, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Toxoplasmosis, Leishmaniasis), IBD's
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Dr. Rebecca Brocato
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Interests: hantavirus disease; virology; animal models; infectious diseases; vaccines; therapeutics
Dr. Etienne Brochot
Virology, Amiens University Medical Center, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), Amiens, France
Interests: hepatitis C virus; hepatitis E virus
School of Health Sciences, Massey University, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
Interests: molecular diagnostics; infectious disease; sexually transmitted infections; viral haemorrhagic fevers; point of care diagnostics; human papillomavirus; cervical cancer screening; capacity building; antimicrobial stewardship
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