At the invitation of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine (IVM) of JAAS, Prof. Glenn Browning from the School of Veterinary Science, the University of Melbourne was invited on a one-week academic visit to JAAS from October 15 to 31, 2012. Prof. Glenn Browning is Director of Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health and Chairman of International Organization of Mycoplasmology (IOM) and International Research Programme of Comparative Mycoplasmology (IRPCM). He has rich experience in animal diseases prevention, etiology diagnosis, molecular pathogenic mechanism research, and vaccine development.
Prof. Glenn Browning gave a lecture on "Improving Control of Infectious Diseases of Animals--A Holistic Approach" on October 26, 2012. More than 60 scientists and graduate students of IVM and National Center of Engineering Research for Veterinary Bio-products attended the lecture, which was chaired by Deputy Director Shao Guoqing of IVM.
In his lecture, Prof. Glenn Browning introduced his research experience in mycoplasma and other infectious diseases of animals, as well as the advanced research platform and technology of his laboratory. Meanwhile, Prof. Glenn Browning also briefed the history of IOM and gave JAAS scientists an elaborate guidance on how to attend international conferences and communicate your ideas effectively at these conferences. Finally, he had a heated discussion with JAAS scientists on mycoplasma research updates.
During the one-week visit, Prof. Glenn Browning had a guided tour to Yixin Chengxiang Swine Farm Co., Ltd. (JAAS demo farm of the prevention of swine mycoplasma pneumonia).