Salmonella serotypes are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality among livestock, thereby posing a significant threat to animal health and well-being. In addition, Salmonella serotypes are the second most common cause of bacterial food-borne disease and the single most common cause of death from food-borne illnesses associated with viruses, parasites or bacteria in the United States, thereby posing a significant problem for food-safety. Furthermore, Salmonella serotypes have gained recent attention since they are potential agents of agricultural bioterrorism and have previously been used in a human bioterrorist attack in Oregon.
The specific aim of this conference was to bring together scientists to advance research on Salmonella serotypes by identifying research needs and updating participants on current research developments. This meeting brought together internationally recognized leaders in Salmonella research to present their latest results on vaccine development, pathogenesis, host adaptation, and mechanisms of persistent carriage. In addition, several talks focused on the latest development on epidemics with multiple antibiotic resistant strains. This meeting is unique in its coverage of a broad spectrum of research areas related to Salmonella, which will bring together scientists from a variety of different backgrounds to identify research needs and to update participants on current research developments.
Salvatore Rubino, M.D.
University of Sassari, Italy
Andreas Baumler, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University, USA
Local Host Committee:
In Cooperation With: University of Sassari, Center for Biotechnology and Biodiversity Research