Workshop on "Brucella Bioinformatics", 18 - 22 December, 2017 @ Department of Genetics, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai Brochure Nomination form


a  Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Brucella endemic in many areas of the world and is characterized by chronic infections, abortion and sterility in livestock. Brucellosis is caused by many species belonging to the genus Brucella that are gram-negative non spore-forming  aerobic facultative intracellular bacteria. The disease is endemic throughout India and present in most livestock species, for example, cattle, goats, buffaloes, pigs, horses, camels and yaks. Brucella abortus biotype-1 in cattle and buffaloes and Brucella melitensis biotype-1 in sheep, goats and humans are the predominant infective biotypes in India. Brucellosis in livestock and its public health ramificationsplace an enormous burden on the Indian economy.

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has initiated a Network Project on Brucellosis. The project aims at studying the epidemiological status of Brucella infections in India and to develop novel diagnostics and vaccines.

 

Objectives

     

  • Epidemiology of Brucella species and biotypes across the country.

  • Creation of a National Repository of Brucella strains

  • Whole -genome sequencing and annotations of Brucella strains

  • Creation of a Genome Repository of Brucella strains

  • Development of affordable diagnostics for Brucellosis.

  • Novel vaccine design, trial and validation for Brucellosis

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