Virginia Tech Scientists To Evaluate Risks Associated With Release of Recombinant Organisms

BLACKSBURG, VA, April 17, 1998 -- The USDA's Biotechnology Risk Assessment Laboratory has awarded a $182,000 grant to fund a study in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to evaluate risks associated with the release of recombinant organisms into the environment.

Working in the college's Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Virginia Tech, Thomas Inzana will conduct the work with a recombinant strain of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae he developed as a potential porcine vaccine.

"This is the first live, recombinant bacterial pathogen that causes respiratory disease in any animal or human that is being evaluated to determine the risks associated with the release of recombinant organisms," said Inzana. "We will be evaluating the potential for this strain to be transmitted to contact pigs in small and large herds as well as transfer of its foreign DNA to other microorganisms."

While recombinant organisms are being developed in laboratories around the world, Inzana explains, some questions exist regarding the safety of releasing these organisms into the environment. This study is designed precisely to answer that question, he said.

Inzana is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.


Contact: Dr. Thomas Inzana
+1 540-231-4692
Virginia Tech

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
2. Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
3. Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award
4. Virginia Techs smelly corpse plant due to bloom Aug. 4
5. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher advances fight against sudden oak death disease
6. Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research helps implement global climate change initiative
7. Cell cycle research earns biologist Virginias top scientist award
8. Virginia Tech-led group receives third five-year international biodiversity grant
9. Virginia Tech researcher receives $1.8 million to study Arabidopsis genome
10. Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University to run Forest Nutrition Research Cooperative
11. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute central to Regional Center of Excellence

Post Your Comments:

(Date:1/20/2019)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2019 , ... As ... service offering through the introduction of its own liver 3D cell culture models. In ... of its models, protocols and validation criteria so that any researcher can replicate these ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... January 14, 2019 , ... ... detect precancer and cancer cells in blood, will present new findings at the ... the fight against colorectal cancer. The results from this study show CellMax Life’s ...
(Date:1/8/2019)... TORONTO (PRWEB) , ... January 07, 2019 , ... Join ... Maven Ridge for a live webinar on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at ... and ongoing management of risk during the clinical trial process. Featured speakers will also ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/2/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Stay on top of current hot topics through free webinars ... all webinars is free, so be sure to register today to save your place! ... to check out our upcoming webinars, or click below to learn more about each ...
(Date:1/30/2019)... ... January 29, 2019 , ... K&R Negotiations announced today that Mladen Kresic, CEO ... event titled: Six Ways to Shorten the Sales Cycle : Reduce Complexity and ... the BrightTALK network. , Negotiation expert Kresic will discuss the realities of today’s ...
(Date:1/30/2019)... , ... January 30, 2019 , ... ... of the international tasting 5StarWines to promote and give recognition to producers whose ... Wine Without Walls selection takes place in Verona, Italy, contemporaneously to the 5StarWines ...
(Date:1/24/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Outsourcing trials to contract research organizations (CRO) ... RFP creation and management generally requires manual effort. Additionally, each vendor organizes tasks ... challenges can ultimately lead to study start delays and change orders because tasks ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: