Author Archives: Joaquim Segales
Next year’s edition of the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management will be held in the city of Barcelona on May 9-11 2018. The organising committee is entirely composed of IRTA-CReSA and UAB Veterinary Faculty researchers.
The 9th international meeting of the Global Virus Network –GVN took place the past 9-27 September 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
On Monday 25th July I participated as a speaker at the 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science, held in Barcelona, specifically in the historical building of the University of Barcelona in Plaça Universitat. It is the first time a conference of this kind has been organized and with the participation, direct or indirect, of up to three Nobel Prize awardees. It was a very rewarding experience, because I was invited to the Combat diseases section to discuss the social impact of research in animal health.
Senecavirus A (SVA) is the only member of the genus Senecavirus within the family Picornaviridae. This virus was discovered as a serendipitous finding in 2002 and has been proposed for use as an oncolytic virus to treat different types of human tumors.
Since the domestication and breeding of animals, man has had the need to alleviate the suffering and loss of animals (and therefore food) caused by diseases, lesions and accidents. This basic concept is the equivalnet of our modern understanding of animal health, especially that related to the health of animals destined for human consumption.
It has been years since I worked for more than a year in the United States of America. I performed my professional activity in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. In the beginning I was completely shocked to see the great number of diagnostic tests that the people working there were performing in cases that, to my humble opinion, it was not necessary.
Una visió simplista interpretaria que els bombers són aquells que s’encarreguen d’extingir incendis. No obstant, els incendis són accidents i, per tant, no són la regla, sinó l’excepció de la vida del dia a dia. Aleshores, aquesta versió simple podria continuar amb tota una sèrie de qüestions… I què fan la resta del temps? Val la pena mantenir un parc de bombers si la major part del temps no fan la feina que els ha originat? I si en temps de crisi reduïm el nombre dels parcs de bombers?