NM-AIST in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) along with Consortium of International Investigators hosted a Brucella workshop on 13th December,2021 to enhance capabilities for infectious disease research and surveillance of Brucella species in Tanzania and Rwanda.

The workshop was officiated by the Guest of Honor Director of Veterinary Services Tanzania from Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development Prof. Hezron Nonga.

On His Speech Prof. Nonga said “It is a pleasure to have you all join us at this special kick-off meeting and follow up workshops, the new pandemic has shown us all that it is now more than ever important for the scientist to emphasize of the zoonotic diseases including brucellosis”.

The workshop was presented by some of the leading scientists in the field and will provide unique opportunities for select Tanzanian and Rwandan scientists in small group setting to obtain hands-on training in diagnostic and analysis tools, including sampling techniques; Real-time quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR), Serology, Whole Genome Sequencing of the isolates, and Milk Microbiome sequencing using next generation technologies and bioinformatics analysis.