Here are the winners of the Awards assigned on the evening of October 15th
The unifying moment of the three days is the One Health Awards, intended for research excellence on the national and international scene, but also for the dissemination and commitment to the planet so that One Health, One Earth comes out more and more from the academic discussion to enter steadily in the public debate.
Four Awards are thus envisaged for:
Veterinarian, Graduated from the Federal Veterinary School of the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Master of Sciences and PhD in Molecular Virology from the University of Nebraska, USA. Currently she is EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation) researcher in the area of Animal Virology and Director General of the Embrapa Swine and Poultry Research Center (ESPRC). She is the coordinator of the COVID-19 ESPRC Diagnostic Laboratory supporting the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Member of the ONE HEALTH HIGH-LEVEL EXPERT PANEL (OHHLEP) established by WHO-FAO-WOAH.
Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Sydney, he is a virologist and evolutionary biologist, in particular he studies the mechanisms by which RNA viruses jump from one species to another. He is currently one of the world’s leading experts on zoonotic Coronaviruses. He was the first to announce the Sars-CoV-2 genomic sequence to the world in January 2020.
Virologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She earned his graduation degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his PhD from the University of Alabama-Birmingham before returning to Wisconsin to complete his postdoctoral training in influenza virology. Internationally renowned researcher, Dr. Schultz-Cherry is Deputy Director of the Collaborating Center on Influenza of the World Health Organization. Editor in Chief of the prestigious Journal of Virology of the American Society for Microbiology.