Date(s) - 21/10/2019 - 23/10/2019
9:15 am - 2:00 pm
VENUE: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU – Campus Adamstuen, Oslo. Seminarrommet, bygg 22.
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TYPE OF COURSE: This course will review the microbiology, epidemiology and pathogenicity of some of the most common bacterial zoonotic pathogens in Norway. In addition, the course will introduce the use of modern genetic methods in surveillance, outbreak investigations and research relevant to public health, food safety and veterinary medicine. The course is intended for PhD students in the field of biology, but Master students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome as well. The maximum number of participants is 14.
PREPARATORY WORK: All students are expected to bring and present an A2 (420mm x 594mm) poster describing their current research project and the reason for choosing this course.
Ann-Katrin Llarena, DVM PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Oslo
Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, DVM FVH PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Oslo
Ola Brynildsrud, Associate Professor, NMBU and researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
09.15-10.15 Welcome, introductions and flash-poster presentations by Ann-Katrin and the students themselves.
10.20-11.05 Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, DVM FVH PhD, Associate Professor
- One Health quiz
- Introduction to One Health, One Health drivers and One Health organizations at national and international level.
11.15-12.00 Camilla Sekse, PhD, Senior Researcher and project leader for implementing sequencing technology at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute.
- Implementation of WGS in surveillance of foodborne pathogens and animal diseases: lessons learned.
13.00-13.45 Muhammad Asaduzzaman, MD MPH MPhil Postdoc, PhD Research Fellow Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo
- Antimicrobial Resistance – The value of Global One Health Studies
14.00-15.00 Food-borne diseases: Introduction to specific bacterial zoonotic disease of food safety relevance in Norway, their epidemiology, pathogenicity and use of modern methods of detection and typing in public health and food safety.
Campylobacter – Ann-Katrin Llarena, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor
- Population structure and molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter infections in Europe
Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) – Yngvild Wasteson, DVM, PhD, Professor
Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
15.00-15.30: Coffee break with fruits
15.30-16.15 Ola Brynildsrud, DVM, PhD, Associate professor (NMBU) and researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Use of WGS in outbreak investigation and surveillance
16.15-17.15 Introduction to group exercises/cases by Sabrina
Cases designed as real-life scenarios, like disease and outbreak investigations, tracing of pathogens and implementation of preventive measures and will involve some interpretation of bioinformatics analyses.
18.30 Dinner at Villa Paradiso, Frogner. Sommerrogata 17.
08.30-09.45 Zoonotic bacteria transmitted through environmental pathways: Introduction to specific zoonotic bacterial pathogens, their epidemiology, pathogenicity and use of modern methods of detection and typing in public health and food safety.
Leptospira spp. – Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, DVM FVH PhD, Associate Professor
- Leptospirosis a neglected tropical disease in Europe and Scandinavia
Francisella tularensis – Tone Bjordal Johansen, PhD, DVM, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Tularemia in Norway
10.15-11.00 Carl Andreas Grøntvedt, DVM, Dipl. ECPHM, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
- LA-MRSA in Norwegian pig herds: use of WGS in surveillance work (presumptive)
11.00-12.00 Patrick Munk, MSc PhD, National Food Institute Technical University of Denmark
- Antimicrobial resistance in the age of metagenomics
13.00-16.00: Continue with group exercises/cases, preparation of presentations for tomorrow
18.00 We will meet at “Fangene på fortet” to challenge each other and have some fun together.
Dinner at Nydalen Bryggeri & Spiseri, Nydalsveien 30A at 20:15.
9.00-13.00 Group presentations, discussions and reflections – anything you want to change in your poster/research after this course? Chair: Ann-Katrin
13.00-14.00 Wrap up and farewell lunch