Bovine Tuberculosis Workshop 2015

Bovine Tuberculosis Workshop 2015

 

 

The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health of the University of Glasgow, together with the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine held their second workshop on Bovine Tuberculosis on the 3rd-4th September 2015 in Glasgow. This meeting brought together scientists from the fields of veterinary epidemiology, wildlife diseases, genomics and bioinformatics to discuss the following two topics:

  • Immuno-epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis
  • Whole genome sequencing at the wildlife/livestock interface

 

Contents

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Programme

Thursday, September 3rd

Time Event
09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 13.00 Opening remarks and Introductions
10.00 - 10.20

Workshop introduction
Rowland Kao, IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
presentation slides

10.20 - 11.00 Participant Introduction I
11.00 - 11.20 Coffee
11.20 - 13.00 Participant Introduction II
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.45 Immuno-epidemiology of infectious diseases
14.00 - 14.30

The immunology of bTB: a multi-host multi-parasite perspective
Simon Babayan, IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
presentation slides

14.30 - 15.00

Next Generation M. bovis Genomics
Stephen Gordon, UCD Conway Institute, Ireland
presentation slides

15.00 - 15.45 Group discussions I
15.45 - 16.15 Coffee
16.15 - 18.00 Inferring transmission at the wildlife/livestock interface
16.15 - 16.45

Challenges to understanding pathogen transmission at the wildlife and livestock interface
Meggan Craft, VPM, University of Minnesota, USA
presentation slides

16.45 - 17.15

What can pathogen phylogenetics tell us about cross-species transmission?
Roman Biek, IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
presentation slides

17.15 - 18.00 Group discussions II
18.00 End of first day
18.00 - 19.00 Drink reception
19.30 Dinner

 

Friday, September 4th

Time Event
09.00 - 9.15 Summary of the previous day
9.15 - 11.30 What can we learn from Whole-Genome-Sequencing?
9.15 - 9.45

Uncovering transmission patterns using sequence data and phylodynamics
Samantha Lycett, Roslin, University of Edinburgh, UK
presentation slides

9.45 - 10.15

Methodology in Phylogenetics: BEAST
Joseph Crisp, University of Glasgow, UK
presentation slides

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee
10.45 - 11.30 Group discussions III
11.30 - 12.30 Transcriptomics and host genetic resistance
11.30 - 12.05

Introduction to Transcriptomics
Graham Hamilton, Polyomics, University of Glasgow, UK
presentation slides

12.05 - 12.30

Host disease genetics: bovine tuberculosis resistance in dairy cattle
Samantha Wilkinson, Roslin, University of Edinburgh, UK
presentation slides

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Summary, directions for future collaborations
15.00 End of Workshop

 

Contacts

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us:


Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
464 Bearsden Rd.
Glasgow G61 1QH

 

Participants

Bovine Tuberculosis Workshop 2015 - group photo

NameInstitute
Allepuz, Alberto Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Babayan, Simon IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
Baláž, Daniel IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
Biek, Roman IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
Botelho, Ana INIAV, Portugal
Byrne, Andrew Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute - Northern Ireland, UK
Craft, Meggan College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA
Crisp, Joseph IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
Cunha, Mónica CE3C, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Gordon, Stephen University College Dublin, Ireland
Hamilton, Graham Glasgow Polyomics, University of Glasgow, UK
Lahuerta-Marin, Angela Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute - Northern Ireland, UK
Lycett, Samantha The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
Muwonge, Adrian The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mühlbauer, Lukas The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
O'Brien, Daniel Michigan Department of Natural Resources, USA
Price-Carter, Marian AgResearch, New Zealand
Robbe-Austerman, Suelee NVSL, APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Salvador, Liliana IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
Skuce, Robin Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute - Northern Ireland, UK
Stuber, Tod NVSL, APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Trewby, Hannah IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK
Wilkinson, Samantha The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zadoks, Ruth IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK

 

Presentations

NameTitle
Kao, Rowland Exploiting opportunities generated by new (and old) technologies
Babayan, Simon The immunology of bTB:
a multi-host mulit-parasite perspective
Gordon, Stephen Next Generation Mycobacterium bovis genomics
Craft, Meggan Understanding pathogen transmission at the wildlife/domestic animal interface
Biek, Roman What can pathogen phylogenetics tell us about cross-species transmission?
Lycett, Samantha  What can we learn from WGS?
Uncovering transmission patterns using sequence data and phylodynamics
Crisp, Joseph Methodology in Phylogenetics
Hamilton, Graham Introduction to Transcriptomics
Wilkinson, Samantha Host disease genetics: Bovine tuberculosis resistance in dairy cattle