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  • CABS-ACSB Members' - FREE Webinar: Bats and Coronaviruses: Using One Health to Prevent Pandemics

    April-28-2021

    Please join us on April 28, 2021 for the next webinar available to CABS-ACSB Members as part of our webinar series!

    The topic is Bats and Coronaviruses: Using One Health to Prevent Pandemics and will be delivered by Dr. Arinjay Banerjee, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan. 

    More than 70% emerging human infections originate in animals. The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of studying ‘zoonotic’ viruses that emerge from wildlife to infect and spread amongst humans. This seminar will highlight the interconnectedness of human, animal and environment health, and what we can learn by studying animals and their viruses, such as bats and coronaviruses, to design effective countermeasures. This talk will also discuss the zoonotic and zooanthroponotic potentials of SARS-CoV-2, and its implications on human health as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

    Dr. Arinjay Banerjee is a Research Scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan. The Banerjee Lab investigates emerging zoonotic viruses, including coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2. Dr. Banerjee completed his PhD at the University of Saskatchewan, where his doctoral thesis was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Next, he completed his postdoctoral training at McMaster University as a M.G DeGroote fellow and NSERC postdoctoral fellow.

    The webinar will be held on April 28, 2021 at 12:00 CDT.

    Registration is limited so we encourage you to RSVP soon! Please reply to this email (cabsacsb@gmail.com) to confirm your attendance and a Zoom link and meeting invitation will be provided to you. 


  • 2021 Canadian Biosafety Symposium TBD

    September-27-2021


    Canadian Biosafety Symposium 2021
    TBD

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Association for Biological Safety/L’Association Canadienne pour la Sécurité Biologique (CABS-ACSB) will be postponing the Canadian Biosafety Symposium. The executive are working hard to determine options and details will be provided when determined. Stay tuned!