The IDENTIFY project hosted a regional laboratory network workshop on applied field veterinary bioinformatics in Bangkok on June 26-July 1, 2013. Led by The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, fifteen veterinary laboratory staffs from the national animal health laboratories in the regional laboratory network were trained on basic and applied bioinformatics.  The increased capacity in bioinformatics at the country level will strengthen the country's capability to understand disease ecology and promote networking and information sharing among the participants and countries within the region.  The workshop is jointly supported by the European Union's Highly Pathogenic Emerging Diseases (EUHPED) program.

Source:  Health Matters Newsletter RDMA/Office of Public Health