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Graham Centre members have presented their research at international conferences.

Sharing food safety research

Graham Centre member, Dr Ali Ghorashi from Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences has been recognised for his research in food safety.

Dr Ghorashi at the at the International Conference on Food Science and Bioprocess Technology in DubaiDr Ghorashi presented his research as invited keynote speaker at the International Conference on Food Science and Bioprocess Technology in Dubai, UAE, where he received an award.

Dr Ghorashi also received the best presentation award at the 2nd International Congress on Advances in Veterinary Sciences and Techniques, which was held in Macedonia.

He presented a paper on genotyping of Salmonella isolates using advance molecular techniques and chaired the Molecular Diagnostic in Veterinary Medicine session.

Research on the Identification of Campylobacter intra-species was presented by Dr Ghorashi at the Australian Veterinary Poultry Association’s (AVPA) annual scientific meeting in Geelong.

AVPA meetings have been held annually since 1961 providing veterinarians working with poultry in Australia the opportunity to exchange views and to represent the health and food safety issues of the poultry industry.

Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover in BarcelonaBiosecurity in Barcelona

Graham Centre Livestock Systems Research Pathway Leader, Dr Marta Hernandez-Jover gave a keynote address at the recent European Symposium on Porcine Health Management in Barcelona.

She spoke about her research to better understand farmers’ animal health and biosecurity practices.

Mexico Fruit Fly Focus

Almost 300 scientists from 56 countries met for a symposium in Mexico in April and the focus was on fruit flies.

Dr Peter Crisp (SARDI) and Dr ReynoldsThe 10th International Symposium of Fruit Flies of Economic Importance (ISFFEI) was an opportunity for Graham Centre member Dr Olivia Reynolds to present her research, represent Australia on the ISFFEI Steering Committee, network with colleagues and put forward the case for the next conference to be held in Australia. Dr Reynolds is now working to bring the 11th ISFFEI to Sydney in 2022.

NSW Department of Primary Industries principal research scientist, Dr Reynolds, is focused on sustainable forms of biological control to better manage Queensland fruit fly (Qfly).

Dr Reynolds chaired the sessions on Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) at the symposium and presented research on the use of phytochemicals to increase the performance and reduce the response of sterile males to lure and kill devices used to manage wild flies.  This generated a lot of discussion as this technology has significant implications for SIT.

 

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