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University of West Indies VC arrives Lagos for African conference on biosecurity

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Vice-Chancellor of the University of West Indies, Sir Hillary Beckles, is in Nigeria for the 7th African Conference on One Health and Biosecurity.

The conference, which begins from Wednesday, October 27th to Friday, October 29th at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, is organized by the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET Africa) in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

The conference’s keynote speaker, Sir Hillary Beckles, will lecture on the topic of “A Universal Approach to Addressing Biosecurity Threats — Genomic Intelligence and Vaccines.”

While noting that all is set for the conference, Chief Operating Officer of GET Africa, Dr. Ayodotun Bobadoye, said apart from Sir Beckles, other experts speaking at the event include; Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, Lagos State; Prof. Charles Wiysonge, Epidemiologist & Vaccinologist, South African Cochrane Centre, South Africa; Prof. Christian Happi, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genomics, Redeemers’ University, Ede, Nigeria; Dr. Vallierie Oriol Matthieu, Global Medical Affairs Lead, Vaccines Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, Netherlands; Dr Sam Ujewe, Senior Research Ethics Advisor, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Prof. Mayowa Owolabi, Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ibadan; Dr. M. Th. Mayrthofer, Head of ELSI Services & Research BBMRI[1]ERIC, Austria; Pasquela De Blaiso, Managing Director, Integrated Systems Engineering SRL (ISENET), Milan, Italy; Prof. Alan Christoffels, Director of the South African National Bioinformatics Institute; Prof. Abiodun Denoloye, Professor of Applied Entomolgy, Lagos State University; Dr Tom Rausch, Communication Expert, Minstere de la Sainte Luxembourg University and. Dr Ayodotun Bobadoye, Chief Operating Officer, Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium.

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