6th International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Animals and Humans

  • When:  5 - 6 September 2013
  • Location:  Oak Suites, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH


The International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetes in Animals and Humans 2013 is a unique opportunity for scientists and PhD students working in the field of spirochaetal infections to meet, exchange information and broaden the knowledge base in relation to these bacteria.

Scientific programme

The programme will be divided into six sessions over two days.

Session 1:

  • Comparative Genomics and Phenomics of Brachyspira infections: new insights to their biology
  • Speaker: *Dr Luke Mappley (University of Reading)

Session 2:

  • Intestinal spirochaetosis and pathogenesis in birds.
  • Speaker: *Dr Desiree Jansson (University of Uppsala)

Session 3:

  • The biology of porcine and bovine Treponema and their increasing importance.
  • Speaker: *Dr Nicholas J. Evans (University of Liverpool)

Session 4:

  • Diagnosis and genetic identification of spirochaetes.
  • Speaker: * Professor David Hampson (Murdoch University, Australia)

Session 5:

  • Sensitivity & resistance profile of Brachyspira species.
  • Speaker: *Professor Jill Thomson (Scottish Agricultural College, Veterinary Services, Edinburgh)

Session 6:

  • Current epidemiological situation & virulence of various Brachyspira spp. with regard to swine dysentery in North America.
  • Speaker: * Professor Eric Burrough (Iowa State University)

General enquiries to:

  • Julia Gerhold, Professional Development Manager
  • email: j.gerhold@surrey.ac.uk
  • tel: 01483 689526
  • address: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences (FHMS), University of Surrey, 16DK03, Duke of Kent Building, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

For more information please contact Julia Gerhold (j.gerhold@surrey.ac.uk) and visit conference website for non-students or students.

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