Camden Seminar Series

10 August 2017

This weeks presenter: Nichola Calvani

Scrambled eggs - a highly sensitive molecular diagnostic workflow for Fasciola species specific detection from faecal samples.

Fasciolosis caused by F. hepatica and F. gigantica is an ongoing issue in both medical and veterinary fields. The economic impacts on production animals are of additional concern in low-income rural areas of developing countries, such as those in Southeast Asia where aquatic rice production, coupled with large ruminant husbandry, offer the ideal habitat for parasite proliferation. This work describes the development of a robust approach to ante-mortem diagnosis able to differentiate between the two Fasciola species. The major novelty is the demonstration that Fasciola spp. eggs, released by adults in the bile ducts, can be effectively and reproducibly broken and the content made available for DNA isolation.

Time: 1 -2pm

Location: Liz Kernohan Conference Centre (LKCC)

Cost: Free

Contact: Shernae

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