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Nomenclature Working Group Members

The current members of the Nomenclature Working Group are:

Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSES), France

Email: labib.bakkali-kassimi@anses.fr

World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD), UK

Kasia obtained an MSc in Biotechnology in Poland and continued pursuing her interests in infectious diseases by undertaking PhD studies on the molecular epidemiology (how the disease spreads) of African horse sickness virus at The Pirbright Institute and the University of Oxford. Kasia has also worked on projects focusing on molecular epidemiology of Bluetongue virus and Capripox virus, and she developed molecular typing tools for African horse sickness virus.

As a Post-Doctoral scientist, Kasia’s particular interests focus on molecular epidemiology and characterisation of Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Her current projects include molecular characterisation of contemporary stains of FMDV, development of tailored type-specific molecular tests and investigation of molecular bases of FMDV vaccine matching. In addition, Kasia is a member of the Virus Nomenclature Working Group of the OIE/FAO FMD Laboratory Network, supervises PhD students and is an active STEM ambassador.

Email: kasia.bankowska@pirbright.ac.uk

Project Directorate on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (PD-FMD), India

Email: jkubiswal@gmail.com

Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute (LVRI), China

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World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD), UK

Nick is the head of the Molecular Epidemiology Section in the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratory at the Pirbright Insitute, UK.

Email: nick.knowles@pirbright.ac.uk

Agricultural Research Council - Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC-OVI), South Africa

Email: MareeF@arc.agric.za

Şap Enstitüsü, Turkey

Email:

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna (IZSLER), Italy

Email:

World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD), UK

Paolo Ribeca got his PhD in Theoretical Physics from University of Paris Sud (Orsay). His research interests focus on the application of cutting-edge techniques in high-performance scientific computing, data analysis and statistics to open research problems in physics, mathematics and biology. Since the inception of high-throughput genome sequencing techniques he specialized in algorithms for short-read processing, with emphasis on DNA/RNA alignment and assembly. He is the main architect of the GEM (Genomics Multi-tool) suite (see http://gemlibrary.sourceforge.net), which provides programs like the GEM mapper and the GEM RNA-mapping pipeline.

He participated in several high-profile international consortia (among them ENCODE, GEUVADIS, the tomato sequencing project, the lynx sequencing project, the International Cancer Genome Consortium) supplying technical and scientific solutions for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. Paolo is leader of the Integrative Biology Group at The Pirbright Institute (since 2014) and leader of the Algorithm Development team at the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico, the Spanish national sequencing centre (since 2010).

Email: paolo.ribeca@pirbright.ac.uk

Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) - Geelong, Australia

Email: Wilna.Vosloo@csiro.au

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