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The 2nd Medical and Veterinary Virus Research in Kenya (MVVR) symposium
18th – 19th October 2012
Panafric Hotel, Nairobi
Showcasing Virology Research in the Region
Viral pathogens exert a heavy disease burden on human and other animal populations worldwide. This applies to Kenya, and hence there is considerable medical and veterinary viral research undertaken with the aim of understanding more about the interactions between viruses and their hosts, in terms of the disease caused, epidemiology, evolution and control. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for scientists from within this area to gather and communicate findings, establish links and share ideas.
We are pleased to announce the second MVVR symposium. The MVVR symposium was initiated in September 2011. The 2 days symposium will bring together the community of scientists working in the field of virology in the region. It will provide an opportunity to showcase various research works going in the region, enable networking and collaborations among the researchers in this important field.
The symposium will cover the following thematic areas
- Predictive Modeling and Disease
- Oncogenic Viruses
- Interdisciplinary Research in Epidemiology
- Novel Methods in Data Collection
- Viral Zoonotics
- Research Developments in STDs
- Animal Viruses in the Kenyan Context
- Molecular Epidemiology of Human Respiratory Pathogens
- Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses
- Developing Techniques in Virus Bioinformatics
Download the Draft Program
The event will also feature a keynote lecture on ‘The Future for Bioinformatics in Kenya’ by Dr Appolinnaire Djikeng, Technology Manager/Senior Scientist at International Livestock Research Institute( ILRI).
The symposium is sponsored and convened jointly by USAMRU-K, KEMRI- CDC and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust.
For more information contact
The orgnaising committee
mvvrk2012gmail [dot] com