Brucellosis 2016

International Research Conference

New Delhi, India November 17-19, 2016

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Brucellosis 2016 International Research Conference

Day 1: Thursday, 1

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


A P Shinde Hall

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



10:00 a.m. - 10:52 a.m.


Opening Ceremony

10:00 a.m.-10:05 a.m.


Lighting of Lamp and Invocation

10:05 a.m.-10:08 a.m.


Welcome address by Dr. S R Rao, Organizing Secretary and Advisor, DBT

10:08 a.m.-10:11 a.m.


Address by Dr. H. Rahman, Chairman and DDG, Animal Sciences, ICAR

10:11 a.m.-10:52 a.m.


Opening Remarks

10:11 a.m.-10:14 a.m.


Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Chief Patron & Secretary, DBT

10:14 a.m.-10:17 a.m.

Dr.Trilochan Mohapatra, Patron & Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education & Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research

10:17 a.m.-10:27 a.m.


Releases of Diagnostic Kits and Publications

10:27a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Remarks by Dr.Nammalwar Sriranganathan, Chairman, International Brucellosis


10:30 a.m.-10:35 a.m.

Special address by Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Hon’ble Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India

10:35 a.m.-10:42 a.m.

Presidential address by Sh. Y. S. Chowdary Hon’ble Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences

10:42 a.m.-10:49 a.m.

Inaugural address by Chief Guest Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science

& Technology and Earth Sciences

10:49 a.m.-10:51 a.m.


Vote of Thanks by Dr. Padma Singh, Office secretary & Scientist D, DBT


National Anthem

10:52 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Coffee Break

Session 1: Brucella Pathogenesis & Host-pathogen interaction


Dr R K Singh, Director IVRI


Dr. Puran Chand, Professor (Retired), LUVAS, Hisar, Haryana



Dr. J Rajendhran, Assistant Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu



11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Renee Tsolis, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USA

“The Janus-faced nature of Brucella-host interactions”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Session-1 (PS1-1 to PS1-20, Human brucellosis)

Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Oral Presentations (7 Presenters)






OS1 - 1


Characterization of an atypical Brucella spp. isolate from a Pac-Man Frog (Ceratophrys ornata) reveals characteristics departing from Classical Brucellae.

Pedro F. Soler-Llorens1,2, Chris R. Quance3, Sara D. Lawhon4, Tod P. Stuber3, John F. Edwards4, Thomas A. Ficht5, Suelee Robbe-Austerman3, David O’Callaghan1,2 and Anne Keriel1,2,

1Inserm, U1047, UFR de Médecine, Nîmes, France; 2Université de Montpellier, U1047, Nîmes, France ; 3Mycobacteria and Brucella Section, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, USDA-APHIS, Ames, IA, USA ; 4Clinical Microbiology Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; 5Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA





OS1 - 2


Cloning, expression and characterization of the immunoreactive Brucella suis   18   kDa   cytoplasmic   protein   encoded   by   Brucella   Lumazine Synthase gene

Leena, G1, Rajeshwari Shome2, Isloor, S3, Nagalingam, M4, Balamurugan, V5, Reddy, G. R6, Rathnamma, D7, M.R. Jayashankar8, Veeregowda, B.M9 and H. Rahman10

1Associate   Professor   and   Head,   Dept   of   Veterinary   Public   Health   and Epidemiology,    Veterinary  College,  Hebbal,  Bengaluru,  India; 3,7,8&9    Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India; 6  IVRI, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India;  2,4&5  NIVEDI- ICAR, Bengaluru, India; 10 DDG, ICAR, New Delhi, India





OS1 - 3


How the transcriptional response of the two component regulatory system BvrR/BvrS from Brucella abortus is affected by changes in pH.

Ruiz-Villalobos   Nazareth1,2 Chaves-Olarte   Esteban1,2 Moreno   Edgardo1,3and

Guzman-Verri Caterina1,2.

1Programa de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica; 2Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica; 3 Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.


OS1 - 4


Comparison of potential protection conferred by three immunization strategies (Protein/Protein, DNA/DNA, and DNA/Protein) against Brucella infection using truncated Omp2b protein in BALB/c Mice

Maryam Golshani  and Saeid Bouzari

Department of Molecular Biology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran



OS1 - 5


Molecular mechanism of TIR domain-containing protein from Brucella

(TcpB)-mediated suppression of Toll-likeReceptor-4-signaling.

Padmaja Jakka1 and Girish Radhakrishnan2

1Division of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad, India; 2Division of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad, India.




OS1 - 6


Genome-scale reconstruction of transcriptional regulatory networks of


Udayakumar S. Vishnu1, Jagadesan Sankarasubramanian1, Paramasamy

Gunasekaran2 and Jeyaprakash Rajendhran1 *

1Department of Genetics, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 021, Tamil Nadu, India; 2Pro Vice-chancellor, VIT University, Chennai-600 127, Tamil Nadu, India




OS1 - 7


Comparative transcriptome profile of Brucella abortus S19per  infected mice

Khushal Singh Solanki1, Amit Ranjan Sahu1, Sajad Ahmad Wani1, Ravi Kumar

Gandham1 and Pallab Chaudhuri2

1Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243122, Bareilly (UP), INDIA; 2Division of Bacteriology and Mycology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243122, Bareilly (UP), INDIA

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poster Session 2 (PS2-1 to PS2-8 Host-Pathogen Interactions)

Tea Break

Session 2: Human Brucellosis


Dr Barun De, Ex Senior Scientist, CDC Atlanta USA


Dr. Ashok Kumar, ADG ICAR


Dr. Nagarathna Chandrashekar, Additional  Professor, (NIMHANS), Bengaluru

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Oral Presentations (6 Presenters)



OS2 - 1


Human brucellosis in India: Systematised review and Meta analysis.

S. B. Barbuddhe1*, Ajay D. Pathak1, Abhay V. Raorane1, Lata Jain1, Mamta Tigga1, Nitin V. Kurkure2, and Sandeep P. Chaudhari2

1ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Baronda, Raipur, 493 225

India;  2Nagpur  Veterinary  College,  Maharashtra  Animal  and  Fishery  Sciences

University, Nagpur 440006, India



OS2 - 2


Human brucellosis: sero-prevalence and associated risk factors in Punjab

JPS Gill1, JS Bedi1, Simranpreet Kaur1, Randhir Singh1, Shweta1 and DS Pooni2

1School of Public Health and Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India; 2Medical Superintendent, Punjab Agricultural University Hospital, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India




OS2 - 3


Surveillance of human brucellosis in France from 2005 to2015 highlights evolution of contamination origins.

Ponsart C.1, Septfons A.2, Jaÿ M.1, Sotto A.3,4, O’Callaghan D. 4, DeValk H.2, Vaillant

V.2; Maurin M.5, Garin-Bastuji B.1, Mick V.1,Lavigne J.P. 3,4 Mailles A.2

1ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France; 2Agence Nationale de Sante Publique, Saint Maurice, France; 3CHU CAREMEAU, Nimes, France; 4  INSERM U1047, Universite de Montpellier, UFR Medecine, Nimes, France; CHU Grenoble Alpes, La Tronche, France.


OS2 - 4


Neurobrucellosis: Clinical, laboratory and epidemiological aspects

Smita Mangalgi and Annapurna Sajjan

Department of Microbiology B.L.D.E Us Shri.B.M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Vijaypur-586 103. Karnataka, India



OS2 - 5


Is brucellosis a potential cause of fever of unknown origin in Madagascar?

Ides Boone1, Klaus Henning2, Angela Hilbert2, Heinrich Neubauer2,Vera von Kalckreuth3, Denise Dekker4, Norbert Georg Schwarz4, GiDeok Pak3, Andreas Krüger5, Ralf Hagen5, Hagen Frickmann5,6,Jean Noël Heriniaina7, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy7, Jean Philibert Rakotondrainiarivelo7, Tsiry Razafindrabe7, BenediktHogan4,  rgen May4,  Florian  Marks3,  Sven  Poppert4,8   and  Sascha Al Dahouk1,9



OS2 - 6


Zoonotic  impact  and  molecular  characterization  of  Brucella  species among human-animal interface in Cameroon

Abel Wade1, Maurice Boda2, Abdoulkadiri Souley3, Wilfred Mbacham2

1National Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET) Annex Yaounde, Cameroon; 2University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon; 3 LANAVET Garoua, Cameroon

7.00 P.M.


Day 2: Friday, 18 November, 2016

9:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

A P Shinde Hall

Session 3: Epidemiology and Control



Dr. H. Rahman, Deputy Director General (Animal Health) ICAR, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi


Dr. R. Shome, Principal Scientist, NIVEDI, Bengaluru


Dr. G. K. Saikia, Professor, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Lecture: Dr. José Soares Ferreira Neto, Professor, Faculty of Veterinary

Medicine and Animal Husbandry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

“Epidemiological status of bovine Brucellosis and Tuberculosis in South America”

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Poster Session 3 (PS3-1 to PS3-15 Epidemiology)

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Oral Presentations (7 Presenters)



OS3 - 1

10:45 -11:00

Meta-analysis   reveals   increased   sero-prevalence   rate   of   bovine brucellosis in India.

Sneha Saha1,SandipSantra2,S.S. Patil3,RajeshwariShome4 and K.P. Suresh5

ICAR-National  institute  of  Veterinary  Epidemiology  and  Disease  Informatics

(NIVEDI) Yelahanka, Bengaluru-560064




OS3 - 2


Cost-benefit analysis of vaccination strategies for brucellosis in small

ruminants in Jordan

Imadidden Musallam1, Mahmoud Abo-Shehada2 and Javier Guitian2

Jordan food and drug administration (JFDA), Amman, Jordan; 2Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group, Department of Production and Population Health, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA,United Kingdom



OS3 - 3


Brucellosis Prevention & Control: Institutional Barriers & Facilitators.

Manmeet Kaur1, Pauline Allen2, Hannah Rebecca Holt3, PunamMangtani2, Satinder

Bharati1, Vivek Sagar1, Amit Kulashri1, Javier Guitian3 and Rajesh Kumar1

1School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India; 2London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK;

3Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire, UK





OS3 - 4


Seroprevalence and risk factors for human brucellosis in Ludhiana district in Punjab, India

Punam Mangtani1, Wendy Beauvais1, Hannah Holt2, Amit Kulashri3, Satinder Bharti3, Vivek Sagar3, Jasbir Bedi4, Manmeet Kaur3, Javier Guitian2, Gagndeep Singh Grover5 and Rajesh Kumar3

1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; 2RoyalVeterinary College, London, UK; 3School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India; 4Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India; 5Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh




OS3 - 5


Estimation of economic losses due to brucellosis in small ruminant of

Uttar Pradesh

D.K. Sinha1, D.K. Singh2, S. Quereshi3, M. R. Verma4, Vinodh Kumar O.R. 1, and B.R. Singh1

1Division  of  Epidemiology; 2Division  of  Veterinary  Public  Health;    3Division  of Biological Standardization; 4Division of Livestock Economics and Statistics ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India



OS3 - 6


Serological Investigation Indicates Incidence of Brucellosis in Livestock along the Livestock Movement Routes in Meghalaya.

I. Shakuntala1, S. Ghatak1, R. Sanjukta1, K. Puro1, S. Das1, A. Karam1, K. Kakoty1, A. Dutta1 and A. Sen1

Division of Animal Health, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)Research

Complex for Northeastern Hill Region, Ribhoi, Meghalaya, India




OS3 - 7


Seroprevalence studies on brucellosis in cattle and buffaloes in Ludhiana distt. of Punjab, India.

Paviter Kaur1, H. R. Holt2, N. S Sharma3, J.S Bedi4, J. McGiven5, A. K Arora6, M. Chandra7, J P S Gill8 and J. Guitian9.

1,3,6,7,9   Department of Veterinary Microbiology, GADVSAU, Ludhiana; 4,8School of Public Health and Zoonosis, GADVASU, Ludhiana; 2,9   Royal Veterinary College, London; 5Animal and Plant Health agency, London

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Session 4 (PS4-1 to PS4-26 Diagnostics)

Lunch Break



2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Javier Guitian, Professor, The Royal Veterinary College,

University of London, Hatfield, UK

Barriers towards sustainable brucellosis control in endemic settings in West Africa, Middle East and South Asia”

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

AgResults - US$30 million Prize Competition - New Vaccine for

Brucellosis ( )

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poster Session 5 (PS5-1 to PS5-14 Control and Eradication)

Tea Break


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Control and Eradication of Animal Brucellosis

Members: Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli, Dr. Javier Guitian, Dr. Jacques Godfroid, Dr. H Rahman, Dr S R Rao, Dr Siddiqur Rahman (Bangladesh) and Dr. Gayani Weera- sooriya (Srilanka)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


International Brucellosis Society Business Meeting

7:00 p.m.

Gala Dinner & Cultural Program

Day 3: Saturday, 19 November, 2016

9:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

A P Shinde Hall

Session 4: Brucella Research in India


Dr. S K Gupta, Emeritus Scientist, NII, New Delhi



Dr. B S Chandel, Professor, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural

University, Gujarat


Dr. G B Manjunatha Reddy, Scientist, NIVEDI, Bengaluru

9.00 am - 10.00 am


Oral Presentations (5 Presenters)

OS4 - 1

9.00- 9.15

Brucellosis Research in India

H. Rahman, DDG Animal Sciences ICAR

OS4 - 2


Brucellosis epidemiology in India

Rajeshwari Shome, NIVEDI, Bengaluru

OS4 - 3


Genomic insights into the host specificity of Brucella.

Jeyaprakash Rajendhran, MKU, Madurai, Tamil Nadu


OS4 - 4


Initiatives in vaccine development and control of bovine brucellosis in

India scenario

Pallab Chaudhari, IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh


OS4 - 5

10:00 a.m. – 10:15

Point  of  care  diagnostics  for  resource  limited  Areas:  Shielding  the livestock from Brucellosis

Rathnagiri Polavarapu, Genomix Molecular Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Poster Session 6 (PS6-1 to PS6-21 Brucellosis in India)

Coffee Break

Session 5: Canine and Wildlife Brucellosis


Dr. H V Batra, DRDO (Retired),Mysore, Karnataka



Prof. Jacques Godfroid, Faculty of Biosciences, University of Tromsø - the Arctic University of Norway


Dr. I Shakuntala, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region,  Meghalaya

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


Oral Presentations (3 Presenters)





OS5 - 1


Cross-species transmission and Seroprevalence study of brucellosis in livestock and canine populations in India.

P. Preena1, Ubhad Darshana Wasudeorao2, Shefeena Shereef3, P.I. Ganesan4, B.S.M. Ronald5 and V. Vibin6

1Division of Medicine, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh, India;

2Ventri  Biological  Vaccine  Division,  Venkateshwara  Hatcheries,  Maharashtra, India; 3Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India; 4Centre for Animal Health Studies, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India; 5Department of Veterinary Microbiology, VCRI, Orathanadu, TANUVAS, India; 6 PFA-Mysore, Karnataka, India.





OS5 - 2


Characterization of novel Brucella species isolated from bats from a cave in Georgia (Caucasus)

Rebekah  V.  Tiller1,  Alex  Hoffmaster1,  Christine  Quance2,Tod  Stuber2,  Suelee Robbe-Austerman2, Clifton McKee3,Ying Bai3, Lynn M. Osikowicz3, Lela Urushadze4, MichaelKosoy3

1Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2National Veterinary Services Laboratories, Ames, Iowa, USA; 3Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Infections, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; 4National Center for Disease Control and Public Health and Ilia state University, Tbilisi, Georgia




OS5 - 3


Canine brucellosis in Brazil: assessment of genetic diversity

Acacia F Vicente1,2, Yannick Corde1, Ludivine Perrot1, Mateus Sr Mioni2, Lara B Keid3, Maryne Jay1, Jane Megid2 and Virginie Mick1

1ANSES/Paris-Est University, National Reference Centre for Human Brucellosis, National & EU/OIE/FAO Reference Lab. for Animal Brucellosis, Maisons-Alfort, France; 2UNESP, School of Veterinary Medicine-Dep. of Veterinary Hygiene and Public Health, Botucatu, Brazil; 3University of Animal Science and Food Engineering, USP, Pirassununga, Brazil.

Session 6: Diagnostic methods



Dr. Gaya Prasad, Vice Chancellor, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of

Agriculture and Technology, Meerut


Dr. G Dhinakar Raj, Director, TRPVB, Chennai


Dr. Tirumurugaan K G, Scientist, TRPVB, Chennai

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Oral Presentations (2 Presenters)




OS6 - 1


Conjugated O-polysaccharide antigen is more effective in iELISA at differentiating between sera from B. abortus S19 vaccinated and field infected cattle than sLPS or synthetic disaccharide antigens

Erdenlig, L. Duncombe2, L. Howells2, O. Keskin1, O.Y.Tel1, J. McGiven2

1Harran University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology Department, Eyyubiye Campus, 63200 Sanliurfa, TURKEY; 2FAO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Brucellosis, OIE Brucellosis Reference Centre, Department of Bacteriology, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NB, UK


OS6 - 2


Evaluation of various blood components for the molecular detection of

Brucella spp from human.

Urmita Chakraborty1 and Satadal Das1

Peerless Hospital & B.K. Roy Research Center, Kolkata, India.

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Poster Session 7 (PS7-1 to PS7-10 Genomics, Bioinformatics and Proteomics) Lunch Break

Session 7: Vaccines & Immunology


Prof. Ramesh Vemulapalli


Dr. Rakesh Bhatnagar, JNU, New Delhi


Dr. Pallab Chaudhari, IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Oral Presentations (8 Presenters)




OS7 - 1



Meta-analysis and advancement of brucellosis vaccinology

Tatiane F. Carvalho1, João Paulo A. Haddad1, Tatiane A. Paixão2, Renato L. Santos1

1Escola de Veterinaria – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 2Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.





OS7 - 2


Attenuated Brucella neotomae as a vaccine against B. suis challenge

Jain-Gupta N.1, Tenpenny N.M.1, Waldrop S.G.1, Witonsky S.G.2, Boyle S.M.1  and

Sriranganathan N.1

1Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0342, United States; Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

24061-0342, United States



OS7 - 3


Pharmacologic  effects  of  the  macrolide  antibiotic  tulathromycin  on

Brucella melitensis infection in open and pregnant goats.

S.C. Olsen1*, P Boggiatto1 and T. Rowan2

1  USDA/ARS, National Animal Disease Center, Ames, IA, USA; 2Global Alliance for

Livestock Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh, Scotland



OS7 - 4


Immune response of calves vaccinated with Brucella abortus S19 or

RB51 and revaccinated with RB51

Elaine Dorneles1 and Andrey P. Lage2

1Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras, Brazil; 2Universidade Federal de Minas

Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.






OS7 - 5


Immunogenicity and efficacy studies of a Glyco-conjugate vaccinedeveloped against Bovine Brucellosis

K. Nagmani1, F.Mukherjee2, A. Prasad2, V.S. Bahekar2, B. Ramalakshmi1, K.S.N.L. Surendra2, T. Mythili3, L. Rajendra4, S.K. Rana2, G.K. Sharma5 and V.A. Srinivasan6

1Research and Development Centre, Indian Immunologicals Limited, Hyderabad500032,  Telangana,  India;  2National  Dairy  Development  Board  Research  and

Development Laboratory, IIL Campus, Hyderabad 500032, Telangana, India; 338Callander Street, Thomson East Geelong, Victoria, Australia-3219; 4Plot No.68. FlatNo. 4A, Challa Pushpa Doyen Dacha Apartments, Sri Nagar Colony, Hyderabad 500032, Telangana, India;   5National Dairy Development Board, Anand 388001, Gujarat, India; 6House No. 33, Telecom Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500032, Telangana, India




OS7 - 6


Evaluation of the immune response against graded doses of Brucella abortus S19 (calfhood) vaccine in buffaloes, India

Shome, R., Krishnamoorthy, P., Jagadish, H., Triveni, K1, Harish, H. N., Kanaka, S., Amol, A., Kilari,S., Jyoti, M., Shome, B. R. and Rahman, H

1ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Ramagondanahalli,  Yelahanka,  Bengaluru-560  064; 2Intervet  India  Pvt.  Ltd. Briahnagar, Waghli, Pune – 412207; 3Division of Animal Science, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 001



OS7 - 7


Characterization of the NOD-scid IL2rγnull Mouse Model to Study the Safety of B. abortus S19 ΔvjbR Vaccine Candidate in Brucella-induced Osteoarticular Disease

Khalaf O1, Garcia D1, Chaki SP1, Ficht TA1, Arenas-Gamboa AM1

Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine& BiomedicalSciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA


OS7 - 8


The application of synthetic oligosaccharides to develop a DIVA vaccine and diagnostic partnership based on the induction and detection of epitope specific anti-Brucella OPS antibodies

J. McGiven1, L. Duncombe1, L. Howells1, N. V. Ganesh2, S. S. Mandal2, S. Sarkar2, J. M. Sadowska2, D. Bundle2

1FAO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Brucellosis, OIE Brucellosis Reference Centre, Department of Bacteriology, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NB, UK 2  Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, 11227

Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G2, Canada


3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poster Session 8 (PS8-1 to PS8-13 Wildlife brucellosis and World brucellosis)

Tea Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 Student Awards & Closing Ceremony

Scientific Program

Abstract Guidelines


Important Dates

Brucellosis Team


Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Goverrnment of India

Indian Council of Agricultural Resarch

Contact for more details

Dr. H. Rahman
Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23381119
Fax: 011-23097001
Mobile: +91-9483527849

Dr. S.R. Rao
Department of Biotechnology
Minister of Science & Technology
Government of India
Block-2, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi
Fax: 011-24362884

Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli
Department Head of Comparative Pathobiology
Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765.494.7560

Dr. Padma Singh
Scientist 'D'
Program Officer (Animal Health Division)
Department of Biotechnology
Minister of Science & Technology
Government of India
Block-2, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi
Fax: 011-24362884

Conference Manager