Juergen A. Richt received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and PhD in Virology and Immunology from the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (1988), both in Germany. Afterwards, he completed three years of postdoctoral/residency studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA. Next, Dr. Richt returned for eight years to the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen as a junior faculty to establish his own research program. He later served for eight years as a Veterinary Medical Officer at the National Animal Disease Center (USDA-ARS) in Ames, Iowa.
Dr. Richt came to Kansas State University in 2008 as The Regents Distinguished Professor and Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholar. In 2010, he became Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), which is working with Principal Investigators in 16 different universities, as well as various industrial partners. His work in veterinary microbiology has focused mainly on the animal-human interface, called “One Health” that links human medicine, veterinary medicine and the environment. Dr. Richt has edited several books, published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and raised more than $33 million in grants for veterinary research.
Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses (JAGTZ) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal that publishes novel studies, opinions and reviews to advance the science of animal genetics, transgenesis, zoonoses and aquaculture, using a multidisciplinary approach and methods involving genetics, genomics, microbiology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, epidemiology, transgenic and genome edited animals, etc. Research and discussions that promote the "One Health" concept are greatly welcome. JAGTZ covers studies on all species including domestic animals, wildlife and aquatic animals.
Topics include but are not limited to:
JAGTZ will provide a valuable forum for cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques in the areas of animal genetics, transgenic technology and zoonotic diseases. JAGTZ publishes research articles, reviews, communications, case reports, opinion articles, comments, short notes, book reviews, etc. Authors should present their results as outlined in the section Instructions for Authors. Manuscripts should advance the scientific knowledge and be authored by scientists with expertise in the areas described above.
May 7-10, 2017, Manhattan, KS, USA
The 8th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses in Kansas follows seven successful conferences, each of which provided an interdisciplinary forum for physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, immunologists, virologists, microbiologists, public health experts and others concerned with the ever increasing problems associated with the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans and the economic impact of transboundary diseases. We encourage you to join us in Manhattan, Kansas in May.
Please visit the website for more details: http://www.zoonoses-conferences.com.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Jiuzhou Song, University of Maryland, United States, to join the Editorial Board of OBM JAGTZ (Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses). Prof. Song has extensive experience in determining host-pathogens interaction; animal disease resistance and livestock performance improvement... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Giovanni Benelli, from University of Pisa and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy, to join the Editorial Board of OBM JAGTZ (Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses). Dr. Benelli has extensive experience in behavior and control of arthropod vectors, with special reference to mosquitoes and ticks. We appreciate Dr. Benelli... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Luisa Giari, from University of Ferrara, Italy, to join the Editorial Board of OBM JAGTZ (Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses). Dr. Giari has extensive experience in parasitology and histopathology of farmed and wild fish, host cell-parasite interaction, innate immune... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Fakhri Al-Bagdadi, from Louisiana State University, USA, to join the Editorial Board of OBM JAGTZ (Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses). Dr. Al-Bagdadi has extensive experience in ultrastructure morphology of pathology changes in stem cells in different passages, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, mast cell tumor... More
Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.