Author Archives: Joaquim Segales
On 15th June 2018, Dr. Joaquim Segalés, researcher at IRTA-CReSA and associate professor of UAB, visited the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, SAAS (Shanghai, China). This institute, led by Dr. Huili Liu, is mainly engaged in research and technology developments such as breeding new species and hybridity advantages utilizing pig and poultry, forage feeding, livestock and poultry epidemic disease prevention, and environment protection.
The 10th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) was held in Barcelona (Spain) between May 9th and 11th, 2018. The meeting was attended by a total of 1,906 delegates, including regular, exhibitor and press ones, from 55 different countries from all around the globe. The symposium was a great success in attendance and from organizational issues, and numerous positive comments were received during and after its celebration.
Joaquim Segalés, researcher at IRTA-CReSA and associate professor at UAB, has participated in the co-authorship of the book “Pig health”, together with an international team of swine health and production experts.
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.