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World Veterinary Day, today – April 25

April 25, 2015 Leave a comment

World Veterinary Day to be celebrated on 25th April 2015World Veterinary Day was envisioned by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) in 2000 to be celebrated annually on the last Saturday of April. In 2008 the WVA and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) agreed on the creation of the World Veterinary Day Award aimed at rewarding the most successful celebration of the contribution of the veterinary profession to society.

The theme for the WVD Award 2015 is Vector-borne diseases with a zoonotic potential. We wish all veterinarians a Happy World Veterinary Day 2015.

(some credits and image: WVA)

Gut Pathogens’ Senior Editor Prof. Wieler appointed new President of the Robert Koch Institute

April 5, 2015 Leave a comment

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Our collaborator and Speaker of the Indo-German Graduate College – Functional Molecular Infection Epidemiology, Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler took over leadership of the Robert Koch Institute on March 1, 2015. He replaced retiring former President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Burger. On February 26, 2015 Lutz Stroppe, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, presented the new President with the certificate of appointment signed by the Federal President Joachim Gauck. The federal cabinet had approved the proposal from the Federal Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe in November 2014. Pathogen Biology Lab and Gut Pathogens journal are proud of the achievements of Prof. Wieler and thankful for his patronage, guidance and support all along.

Courtesy: RKI Berlin (rki.de)