The German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity is organising a one-day symposium on the topic of One Health on 20 July at the Grand Thien Shan Hotel in Almaty together with its Kazakh project partner, the National Scientific Center for Extremeley Dangerous Infections. One Health is a collaborative and intersectoral approach promoted by WHO to understand the interactions between humans, animals and plants and their impact on public health. The Republic of Kazakhstan in Central Asia has a long history of its people interacting with nature, with both positive and negative impacts. The symposium aims to contribute to understanding the impact of the One Health approach on the Republic of Kazakhstan.

International guests Dr. Denise Haslwanter from Einstein College in New York/USA and Dr. Lidia Chitimia-Dobler from Munich/Germany will talk about their work on the development of a yellow fever vaccine and the exciting interaction between TBEV and ticks. Other speakers from Kazakhstan and Central Asia will give an overview of their latest research. 

All members and friends of the German Biosafety Programme are invited to attend this symposium, if not on site then online (a ZOOM link will be provided on the day of the symposium), to learn about advances on haemorrhagic fevers, anthrax and new methods for detecting Extremely Dangerous Pathogens (EDP). 

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