Zbigniew Arent DVM, PhD, MRCVS
Talk: Aspects of immunity in bovine leptospirosis
Time: 12 June, 2015, 9:00
Venue: Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, Kładki 24, lecture hall B
Category: Invited Seminar
Zbigniew Arent, biographical note
Qualified as veterinary surgeon from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Olsztyn in 1993. Following his graduation he has spent much of his career in infectious disease science and research. He completed a PhD in veterinary microbiology in 2000 for studies on improvement of diagnostic methods of ram epididymitis caused by Brucella ovis. During his postdoctoral position he started his interests on leptospirosis. In 2007 he moved to Northern Ireland where he joined OIE Leptospirosis Reference Laboratory in AFBI, one of the essential in leptospirosis laboratories in Europe. The mission of his work is to improve the recognition and control of leptospirosis of animals. He is interested in host responses to infection as it relate to serological diagnosis, vaccinal immunity in domestic animals, molecular tools used to improve diagnosis and strains typing methods.