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Pathogens Webinar | Arthropod Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases: A One Health Perspective

3 Sep 2021, 14:00 (CEST)

One Health, Vector-borne Diseases, Prevention, Control, Zoonosis, Integrated Pest Management, Ticks, Mites, Mosquitoes
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3rd Pathogens Webinar

Arthropod Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases: A One Health Perspective

Arthropod vectors are responsible for the transmission of deadly pathogens (e.g., bacteria, viruses, and parasites) affecting farming industries and public health globally and causing morbidity, mortality, animal welfare issues, zoonotic diseases in humans, and economic losses. These vectors can transmit deadly pathogens, including tick-borne encephalitis, Salmonella, and Avian influenza. Many of them can transmit more than one pathogen at the same time, making methods for prevention, control, and treatment complex and sometimes limited in scope, timeline, and effectiveness. Such diseases can be passed between animals from the same group on farms or in the wild to pets and human populations. Diagnostics need to go beyond the presence of such pathogens to prove their transmissibility and pathogenicity in order to focus on real threats and avoid the development of resistance and adaptation from these pests.

Despite successes in the past related to the identification of vector-borne pathogens and the development of vaccines and prevention and control methodologies, some secondary effects, such as the use of pesticides, acaricides, and insecticides, have been reported. A positive effect on a targeted vector/pathogen sometimes might have a negative effect on users (including farmers, veterinarians, scientists, and the general public) through occupational health risks or the environment with the added pollution having a negative impact on other species.

The One Health concept focuses on a holistic approach and considers multiple parameters and multiple biomes simultaneously in order to develop better and more integrated solutions for animals, humans, and their environment. Eliminating arthropod vectors and the pathogens they transmit without affecting other components in a complex farming, rural, urban, and environmental setting is a more ethical and safer goal.

This webinar will be part of the launch of a Special Issue in the journal Pathogens.

We hope to see many of you at this webinar.

Date: 3 September 2021

Time: 2:00pm CEST | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 889 0402 3748

Webinar Secretariat: pathogens.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

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Bio
Prof. Olivier Sparagano received his BSc and MSc from the University of Paris VII, France, his MRes from the University Blaise Pascal, France, and his PhD from the Institut Pasteur and the University Lyon I, France. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he was the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Animal Health and Biotechnology at Coventry University, UK. Prior to this appointment, he was the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, UK. Olivier is a Chartered Biologist, a Fellow of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (of which he was the President several times), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and an Associate Member of the Royal Society for Chemistry. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and over 400 conference abstracts. He has been working on animal diseases, zoonotic pathogens and vector-borne issues for over two decades.

Invited Speakers

National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE), Paris, France

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Bio
After graduation as Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in 2006, Alejandro joined the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, in Havana, where he was involved in the study of molecular biology, genetic engineering and biotechnology applied to tick control. In 2013, Alejandro obtained a Marie Curie scholarship and joined the EU-funded project POSTICK at the Institute of Parasitology in the Czech Republic and completed his Master in Parasitology. Then, in 2013 Alejandro enrolled in two PhD programs simultaneously and completed them in 2014 (Spain) and 2016 (France). After a brief post-doc, in 2017 he joined INRAE as a Principal Investigator at the UMR-BIPAR, France. Since 2012, Alejandro has published 150 manuscripts on different aspects of tick research and is the inventor in 2 international patents. His scientific results have been recognized by the scientific community and in 2017 he was awarded the 'Odile Bain Memorial Prize' for his outstanding contribution to Parasitology.

Webinar Content

On Friday, 3 September 2021, MDPI and the Journal Pathogens organized the 3rd webinar on Pathogens, entitled " Arthropod Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases: A One Health Perspective".

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Professor Olivier Sparagano. He has received his Bachelor and Master from the University of Paris VII in France, his Master of Research from the University Blaise Pascal in France, and his PhD from the Institut Pasteur and the University Lyon I in France. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he was the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Animal Health and Biotechnology at Coventry University in the UK. He was the Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University in the UK. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and over 400 conference abstracts. Professor Sparagano has been working on animal diseases, zoonotic pathogens and vector-borne issues for over two decades.

The first speaker to quick off this webinar was Professor Oliver Sparagano, with his presentation "Domino effects of controlling arthropod vectors: One Health perspective".

The second presentation with the title "Identifying and disrupting chains of infection for tick-borne pathogens: a One Health challenge" was held by Prof. Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz. After graduation as Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, Prof. Dr. Cabezas-Cruz joined the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana. In 2013, Alejandro obtained a Marie Curie scholarship and joined the EU-funded project POSTICK at the Institute of Parasitology in the Czech Republic and completed his Master in Parasitology. His scientific results have been recognized by the scientific community and in 2017 he was awarded the 'Odile Bain Memorial Prize' for his outstanding contribution to Parasitology.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair Professor Sparagano. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Pathogens be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST/CET

Chair Prof. Olivier Sparagano

Chair Introduction

2:00 - 2:10 pm

Prof. Olivier Sparagano

Domino effects of controlling arthropod vectors: One Health perspective

2:10 - 2:40 pm

Dr. Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz

Identifying and disrupting chains of infection for tick-borne pathogens: a One Health challenge

2:40 - 3:10 pm

Q&A Session

3:10 - 3:40 pm

Closing of Webinar

Chair Prof. Olivier Sparagano

3:40 - 3:45 pm

Relevant SI

Arthropod Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases: A One Health Perspective
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Olivier Sparagano & Prof. Dr. José de la Fuente

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