The Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research is organizing the Brucellosis 2016 International Research Conference from November 17 to 19. The conference aims to serve as the premier international forum for researchers, veterinarians, medical doctors, and public health professionals interested in all aspects of brucellosis and will include the 69th Annual Brucellosis Research Meeting.
In addition to scientific presentations and discussions, the conference which will be held at the National Agricultural Science Complex in New Delhi intends to create a climate for participants to exchange ideas and explore collaborations to address the challenges of controlling brucellosis in endemic countries.
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella, endemic in many areas and is manifested in chronic infections, abortion and sterility in livestock. Brucellosis is caused by many species belonging to the genus Brucella.
The disease is endemic throughout India and present in most livestock species, like cattle, goats, buffaloes, pigs, horses, camels and yaks. Brucellosis in livestock and its public health ramifications places a burden of US $ 3.4 billion (Rs. 22,800 Crore) per year on the Indian economy.
The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has initiated a Network Project on Brucellosis which aims at studying the epidemiological status of Brucella infections in India and developing novel vaccines. It will also try to develop affordable diagnostics for Brucellosis and create genome repository of Brucella stains.
For registration and more information on Brucellosis conference,
please visit http://www.dbtbrucellosis.in/brucellosis2016/