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Opportunities in One Health for phage research in Africa


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Monday Dec. 13

[2pm GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Emmanuel Nnadi, Plateau State University, Bokkos, Nigeria: Africa Phage Forum: A collaborative network for phage resaerch in Africa

[2.20pm GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Evelien Adriaenssens, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK: Africa Phage Forum: A collaborative network for phage resaerch in Africa

[3pm GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Janet Nale, University of Leicester, UK: Africa Phage Forum: How the killer of a killer pathogen works?

Thursday, Dec. 16

[2pm GMT+3 EAT] Prof. Martha Clokie, University of Leicester, UK: Phages in feed to control disease in livestock

[3.30pm GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Jeroen Wagemans, Laboratory of Gene Technology, Leuven, Belgium: Phage biocontrol against Xanthomonas infections in cabbage

[3pm GMT+3 EAT] Prof. Paul Turner, Yale University, USA: Leveraging evolutionary trade-offs and phage selection pressure to reduce bacterial pathogenicity

Special Guest: Prof. Elizabeth Kutter, Professor Emerita Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Special Guest: Prof. Atunga Nyachieo, Chief of Research Institute of Primate Research Karen-Nairobi, Kenya

Friday, Dec. 17

[10.00am GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Tobi Nagel, Founder & President of Phages for Global Health: Phage Banks as Potential Tools to Rapidly and Cost-effectively Address Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa

[10.30am GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Jonas D Van Belleghem, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: Phages and the immune system-implications for therapy

[11.00am GMT+3 EAT] Dr. Jesca Nakavuma, college of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makarere University, Uganda: Biosafety and Biosecurity aspects in phage research, and regulatory requirements on phage research in Africa: The case of Uganda