Position for scientific researcher available at Ghent University

Praktijk: Department for Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology (BW22) Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent
Contactpersoon: Prof. Dr. D. Vanrompay
Email: Daisy.Vanrompay@ugent.be
Telefoon: (0)9 2645972
Toegevoegd op: 31/07/2018
Adres:
Coupure links 653
9000 Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen
Omschrijving
Title of the project
Chlamydia psittaci vaccine development for chicken broilers and epidemiology on the occurrence of new avian Chlamydia species in poultry and humans

Participating in a research team which conducts research on:
1. Development of a recombinant Chlamydia psittaci vaccine for chickens in order: i) to improve animal welfare, ii) to reduce the economic losses for the farmer iii) reduce the use of antibiotics in poultry and iv) to reduce the risk of zoonotic Chlamydia psittaci transmissions from poultry to humans.
2. Epidemiology on the occurrence of new avian Chlamydia species in chickens and turkeys and their possible transmission to humans

Period: 31/12/2018 with a possibility to prolong the research period up to 4 years.
The research is conducted in the Laboratory for Immunology and Animal Cell Biotechnology of Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Coupure links, 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
(https://www.ugent.be/bw/asae/en/research/immunoanimalbiot)
Project is conducted in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Veterinary Immunology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan, 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
Possibility to prepare a PhD.

Laboratory director: Prof. Dr. Daisy Vanrompay

Co-operation:
1) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent
2) Ghent University Hospital
3) Provaxs (www.provaxs.com)
4) Industry


Research summary:
Human psittacosis (parrot fever) is a zoonotic infectious disease, which is caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Transmission of the disease from birds to humans usually originates from close contact with infected birds, pet birds or poultry. The infection is highly prevalent in poultry. The purpose of our research is to develop a recombinant Chlamydia psittaci vaccine for chickens, as vaccination of chickens would be beneficial to animal welfare, it would reduce the economic losses, reduce the antibiotic use, and vaccination would also reduce the risk of zoonotic Chlamydia psittaci transmissions to humans. In addition, it is our purpose to perform an epidemiological study on the occurrence of new Chlamydia species in chickens and turkeys and to investigate their possible transmission to humans.

Master degree: Master in Veterinary Medicine, Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering; Cell and Gene Biotechnology, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Master in Molecular Biotechnology, Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Extra beneficial diploma: diploma Laboratory Animal Sciences (cursus proefdierkunde) (veterinarians who obtained their diploma in the EU are exempted)

Start:
1th of September 2018

Contact:
Please send your application before 15th of August 2018 (motivation letter + CV) to:
Prof. Dr. D. Vanrompay
Department for Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology (BW22)
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent
Coupure links, 653, 9000 Gent
Tel: (0)9 2645972; Fax: +32(0)9 2646219
E-mail: Daisy.Vanrompay@ugent.be
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