Workshop on “Methods for Isolation of Listeria from clinical and food samples’ Organized

21th August, 2014, Izatnagar

A two-days interactive workshop on detection of Listeria monocytogenes, which has globally emerged as a major food borne pathogen affecting milk, meat and fish industries has been organised at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar on August 20- 21, 2014 in collaboration with National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. R.K. Singh, Director-cum-Vice Chancellor, IVRI while, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Head, VPH welcomed the participants.

Dr. Singh emphasised to work on One Health Concept for prevention and control of diseases, either infectious or non-infectious. He expressed the need of requirement for a battery of sensitive diagnostic assays at different stages of infection caused by food borne pathogens especially, Listeria monocytogenes.

Dr. S.B. Barbuddhe, Project Coordinator, TranceLis and Principal Scientist, NIBSM, Raipur presented an outline of workshop and explained its background. He urged upon the need for collaboration with medical practitioners, veterinarians or food microbiologists under the One Health Concept.

The workshop was attended by around 45 participants, including learned faculty and students of various disciplines of IVRI, Izatnagar; Pantnagar University and Bareilly College as well as medical practitioners from Bareilly city.

(Source: IVRI, Izatnagar)