Conference Hall
Conference Hall
Conference Hall


  Wednesday 17th January 2018
8:00-9:00 Registration and Coffee
9.00-9:15 Welcome and Inauguration
Chair  Prof Fiona Tomley, Royal Veterinary College, UK
9:15-40 Prof Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute, UK
Global control of avian diseases: Challenges and opportunities
9:40-9:55 Prof Ian Brown, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
Continued challenges to global food security and veterinary public health from Avian Influenza
9:55-10:10 Dr Michael A. Skinner, Imperial Colledge London, UK
 Transcriptomic approaches to analysis of avian innate responses and viral immunomodulation
10:10-10:25 Dr Muhammad Munir, The Pirbright Institute, UK
 Avian functional genomics and innate immunity
1025-11.00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing 
Chair  Prof Venugopal Nair, The Pirbright Institute, UK 
11:00-11:20 Dr David Suarez, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Athens, GA, USA
A standardized transmission model for avian influenza in poultry
11:20-11:40 Prof. Munir Iqbal, The Pirbright Institute, UK
H9N2 avian influenza viruses: impact of immune pressure on virus antigenicity, receptor binding and zoonotic potential.
11:40-11:55 Dr Kirill Sharshov,RIECM, Russia
Avian Influenza Surveillance: Reassortant Clade Avian Influenza H5N8 virus in Russia (2016-2017)
11:55-12:10 Prof. Chan Ding, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
NDV Induced Stress Granules to Boost Viral Replication
12:10-12:25 Prof Hui-Wen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Assessment of Genetic, Antigenic, and Pathological Features of H6 Avian Influenza Virus in Taiwan
12:25-13:30 Lunch and Poster Viewing
Chair  Prof Jacob Pitcovski, MIGAL – Galilee Technology Center, Israel
13:30-13:55 Prof Dirk Pfeiffer,  Royal Veterinary College, UK
The interaction between birds, people and avian influenza
13:55-14:10 Ms Harmois, Idvet
New qPCR tool for a DIVA strategy to differentiate Mycoplasma synoviae field strain infected birds from MS1 vaccinated birds
14:10-14:25 Dr Ken Inui (Loth) National Center for Veterinary Diagnosis, Vietnam
Pen-side PCR; a new tool to combat Avian Influenza in Poultry in Viet Nam
14:25-14:40 Dr Kannan Ganapathy, University of Liverpool, UK
 Immune kinetics in the turbinate and trachea of vaccinated and unvaccinated broiler chicks following infectious bronchitis virus M41 challenge
14:40:15:05 Dr Suresh Kuchipudi, Pennsylvania State University, United States
NLRC5 negatively regulates type 1 interferon response to Influenza A virus infection in chicken cells
15:05-16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing 
Chair  Prof. Munir Iqbal, The Pirbright Institute, UK 
16:00- 16:20 Prof Jue Liu, Institute of Animal Husbandary & Veterinary  Medicine, Beijing
Pathogensis and control of avian metaneumovirus subgroup C infection in poultry
16:25-16:45 Prof Amal A.M.Eid, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
The recent historic perspective of avian paramyxovirus-1 among poultry in Egypt
16:45-17:00 Dr Yongxiu Yao, The Pirbright Institute, UK
Genome editing of avian herpesviruses for studying viral pathogenesis and developing recombinant vaccine
17:00-17:15 Prof Yulong Gao, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China
Genetic variation, Pathogenic mechanism and control of avian leukosis virus subgroup J in China
17:15-17:30 Dr Honglei Sun, China Agricultural University, China
Comparison of pathogenic potential of clade highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2, H5N6 and H5N8 viruses isolated in China
17-30-19:00 Drinks and Poster Viewing
  Thursday 18th January 2018
Chair  Prof Abdul Omar, Institute of BioScience, UPM, Malaysia 
8:30-8:55 Prof Fiona Tomley, Royal Veterinary College, UK
 New approaches to the control of coccidial parasites in poultry
8:55-9:15 Prof Jacob Pitcovski, MIGAL – Galilee Technology Center, Israel
 Is an updated NDV vaccine needed?
9:15-9:30 Dr Helene Verheije,  Utrecht University, Netherland
Recombinant live attenuated IBV vaccines with deletions in the accessory genes 3ab and/or 5ab protect against infectious bronchitis in chickens
9:30-9:45 Prof. Jae Yong Han, Seoul National University, South Korea
Disease control strategies using PGC-mediated genome editing in avian species
9:45-10:00 Dr Diwakar Santhakumar, , The Pirbright Institute, UK 
Avian IFN kappa: a novel cytokine with antiviral activities
10;00-10:30  Coffee Break and Poster Viewing 
Chair  Dr Muhammad Munir, The Pirbright Institute, UK 
10:30-10:55 Prof Abdul Omar, Institute of BioScience, UPM, Malaysia
 Progress and challenges in vaccination against Newcastle disease virus
10:55- 11:15 Dr Andrew Broadbent, The Pirbright Institute, UK 
Differential gene expression in chicken primary B cells infected ex vivo with attenuated and very virulent strains of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV)
11:15-11:30 Dr Holly Shelton, The Pirbright Institute, UK 
The Influenza A virus PB1-F2 protein attenuates pathogenicity yet enhances virus transmission in chickens via innate immune dysregulation
11:30-11:45 Dr Mingyang Wang, China Agricultural University, China
 Cellular immunity and antibodies against NP elicited by H9N2 live influenza attenuated vaccine enables chickens heterogenous protection against H5N2 influenza virus
11:45-12.00 Dr Stephen Dunham, University of Nottingham, UK
Harnessing phospholipids to combat influenza A infection
12:00- 13.00 Lunch and Poster Viewing
13:00- 15:00 Round Table Group Discussion
Group 1: Developing Countries: Challenges, Priorities and Oppertunities Prof Abdul Omar
Group 2: Academic: Challenges, Priorities, and Oppertunities Dr David Surez 
Group 3: Industry:  Challenge, Priorities, and Oppertunities   Dr  Zoltan PENZES 
15:00-20:00 Hanoi Old Quarter and Dinner
  Friday 19th January 2018
Chair  Prof Ian Brown, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
8:30-9:00 Prof YOSHIHIRO KAWAOKA, University of Tokyo, Japan
 A highly pathogenic avian H7N9 influenza virus isolated from a human is lethal in some ferrets infected via respiratory droplets 
9.00-9:15 Dr Janet Daly, University of Nottingham, UK 
 Regulation of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K-Akt) pathway in influenza A virus-infected avian cells
9:15- 9:30 Anabel Clements, The Pirbright Institute, UK
 Identification of segment 3 sequence polymorphisms which alter shut off activity and pathogenicity of H9N2 avian influenza viruses in vivo.
9:30-9:45 Dr Juan Pu, China Agricultural University, China
M Gene Reassortment in H9N2 Influenza Virus Promotes Early Infection and Replication: Contribution to Rising Virus Prevalence in Chickens in China
9:45-10:00 Dr Erica Bickerton, The Pirbright Institute, UK 
Development of rationally attenuated live vaccines for effective control of infectious bronchitis
10:10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing 
Chair  Dr Janet Daly, University of Nottingham, UK 
10:30-10:50 Prof Jonathan Rushton, University of Liverpool, UK
How should we be prioritising avian diseases? The need for estimates of the global burden of avian diseases
10:50-11:05 Dr Clive Madeiros, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, UK
The Socio-economic impact of the 2017 Bird Flu outbreak on the Ostrich industry in South Africa and how to mitigate the disease adverse effects
11:05-11:20 Prof. Aijian Qin, Yangzhou University, China
 Combating avian tumour diseases for sustainable poultry production
11:20-11:35 Prof. Hussein A Hussein, Cairo University, Egypt
H9N2 reassortant avian influenza viruses are circulating in chicken in Egypt during 2015
11:35-11:50 Vera YANG/Sébastien Deville 
Comparison of adjuvant technologies for poultry vaccines
11:50-12.05 Ashraf Hussein, University of Zigazag, Egypt
 Characterization of Avian Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin from Egyptian Chicken Flocks during 2016  Outbreaks
12:05-12:20 Dr J. M. K. J. K. Premarathne, Wayamba
University of Sri Lanka Isolation and characterization of E. coli specific bacteriophages
12:20-12:35 Prof Venugopal Nair,  Prof Munir Iqbal and Dr Muhammad Munir
 Clossing remarks 
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch and Poster Viewing

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