A committee from Yamaguchi University visits CReSA

Dr. Yasuo Kiso, dean of Yamaguchi University Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, along with the Drs. Koichi Sato and Masaru Okuda, vice dean and the director of  Animal Medical Center of the same faculty, respectively, visited the CReSA accompanied by Dr. Joaquim Segalés, director of this center, and the Dr. Jorge Martínez, researcher of the CReSA and the Coordinator for Exchange and International Relations of the UAB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The meeting was organized in CReSA on May 23rd, 2014. A presentation was made about the activities carried out by CReSA. The committee visited CReSA facilities, unique in Catalonia.

The meeting was useful to demonstrate the utility of CReSA as a centre for research and services for the society and, in the other hand, the need to increase CReSA relationship with the international entities was also identified.

From left to right: Dr. Koichi Sato, Dr. Jorge Martínez, Dr. Yasuo Kiso, Dr. Joaquim Segalés, Dr. Masaru Okuda, Ms. Naomi Macinska.

CReSA, centre of reference in animal health research

The Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) is a public foundation created by the initiative of the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). CReSA is focused on research, technological development, studies and education in the scope of animal health, in collaboration with other academic and research institutions, and the private sector.

CReSA works to improve animal health and the quality and safety of animal products destined for human consumption. The researchers carry out research into innovative and effective vaccines; they study epidemiology, immune response and pathogenic mechanisms, assess risks for human health and develop standardized models of infection and diagnostic techniques. The work of these highly qualified professionals is expressed in a technological offer and services that combined with the cutting-edge infrastructures make up a standard-setting research centre.

CReSA is located in the UAB and has technologically advanced facilities to perform the studies, with two clearly differentiated areas: level 2 biosafety laboratories and level 3 biocontainment unit. This biocontainment unit enables the research team to carry out studies into pathogenic agents listed as notifiable diseases by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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