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Dr. Andrew Potter
Director,
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO),
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Food Safety Vaccines
Monday, September 13, 2010
1:30 - 2:00 pm


Abstract: Infections transmitted from animals to humans account for a significant proportion of new and re-emerging diseases. The most efficient means of mitigation of risk to humans is by reducing the pathogen levels in their animal hosts, and vaccination is one method of accomplishing this. The development of vaccines will be discussed using E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens as examples.
Biography
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Dr. Andrew Potter is a graduate of Carleton University (Canada) and the University of Otago (New Zealand) and has worked at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan, for the past 25 years serving as a research scientist, Associate Director (Research) and more recently, Director. He currently holds an NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in the area of vaccine development for food and water safety pathogens. His primary research interests are in the areas of the pathogenesis of bacterial respiratory diseases and the development of vaccines for zoonotic diseases. He has mentored more than 40 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who currently hold positions in industry, academia and government worldwide. He is also a founding Director of the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT), a recently established National Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research funded by the National Centres of Excellence Program of the Federal Government, as well as Director of the International Vaccine Centre. Dr. Potter has served on a number of public and private sector committees and Boards, and has been instrumental in transferring VIDO technology from the laboratory to the private sector.

Dr. Andrew Potter Director and CEO Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization/International Vaccine Centre NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair Director, Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise