Online Seminar: “Zoonotic aspects of SARS2/Covid19” by Professor Espen Rimstad (NMBU)

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Date(s) - 16/04/2020
12:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Topic: “Zoonotic aspects of SARS2/Covid19”

By: Professor Espen Rimstad (NMBU)

At: Thursday April 16t – 12:30

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About the lecturer:

Espen Rimstad has been a professor in virology for 20 years at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Basic education as a veterinarian, PhD in virology. Main research topics have been lentivirus infections (HIV-like viruses) in small ruminants and virus infections in Atlantic salmon. The latter encompasses infectious salmon anemia virus (an influenza-like virus) and Piscine orthoreovirus, a ubiquitous virus that infects erythrocytes of salmon. There are no viruses infecting mammalian erythrocytes. He was a partner in an EU project where companion animals as a source of viruses for human beings were focused. Research profile: