WOAH reference laboratory for bovine babesiosis

Opportunities available for WOAH member countries

Research collaboration

A survey of bovine babesiosis and ticks in Sri Lanka

We are open for research collaboration for surveillance, risk factor analysis, and designing control measures in WOAH member countries.

In the recent past, we surveyed bovine Babesia species in cattle and other livestock in several Asian, African, and American countries, including Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Brazil, and Argentina.

Meeting with our collaborators in Mongolia, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka

Internship, short-term training, and postgraduate studies

A workshop on molecular diagnosis in Sri Lanka

Opportunities are available for interns and short-term trainees from WOAH member countries. The training is provided free of charge, but the trainees may be asked to cover the travelling and living cost, subject to the availability of funds. We are also accepting international postgraduate students to pursue research on bovine babesiosis. Our research interest focuses mainly on diagnosis, epidemiology, and drug discovery.

Expert advice

We provide expert advice on diagnosis (protocols, interpretation of test results etc.), surveillance, and risk factor analysis.

Academic seminars and conferences

Our WOAH expert may attend the academic seminars and give lecture on bovine babesiosis if an invitation is extended.

Presentation by OIE expert on bovine babesiosis in seminars and conferences in Vietnam, Thailand, and Sri Lanka

WOAH Laboratory Twinning Program

The objective of “Laboratory Twinning Program” funded by WOAH is to improve the capacity and scientific expertise of institutes that are potential candidates for future reference centres.

We are ready to collaborate with any potential candidate laboratory under this program.

WOAH Reference Centres