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Mohammad Jalil Zorriehzahra, Speaker at Vaccines Conferences
Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : Introduce of most important Aquatic Vaccines in Aquaculture and Marine Fish


This fact is well known that the appearance and development of all fish disease process could be the result of the interaction between three parameters such as pathogen, host, and environment. Therefore, only multidisciplinary studies involving knowledge of the characteristics of the potential pathogenic microorganisms for fish, aspects of the biology of the fish hosts, as well as a better understanding of the environmental factors affecting them, will allow the application of adequate measures to prevent and control the main infectious diseases limiting the production of freshwater and marine fishes. Vaccination is becoming an increasingly important part of aquaculture, since it is considered a cost effective method of controlling different threatening diseases. Also, it was alternated for Antibiotic application in some developed countries and it could be positive aspect to decreasing antibiotic resistance in some familiar pathogens in the environment and aquatic ecosystems. The term vaccination strategy has been defined to include the decision as to which diseases to vaccinate against, as well as the vaccine type, vaccination method, the timing of vaccination and the use of revaccination. In this lecture most important aquatic vaccines such as Bacterins, Live attenuated vaccines, killed vaccine and DNA vaccines would be discussed for some important fish bacterial and viral diseases. Also, monovalent and polyvalent and route and strategy of administration fish vaccines would be talked. Meanwhile, economic aspects related to fish vaccination, potential costs and benefits could be discussed.


Dr. Mohammad Jalil Zorriehzahra studied Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) at Tehran University, Iran and graduated in 1987. Then he joined to Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) as a Research Deputy and Head of the Quarantine Section for 3 years in 1990. Then he joined to Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI), in 1999. He graduated in Aquatic animal Health and Diseases at the UPM University, Malaysia and received his Ph.D in 2008. Then he was selected as Head of the Coldwater Fish Research Center in the North of Iran in 2009. He was head of the Aquatic animal Health and Diseases Department of (IFSRI) from 2012 till 2019. Also, He is working in Iran National Viral Diseases Strategic Network related to Iran Health Ministry from 2017 till now. He has more than 50 Research projects and more than 200 scientific articles and 10 technical books. He conducted more than 50 Ph.D and M.Sc students. Meanwhile, he has two approved patents in Fish Vaccine and Rapid Diagnostic Kit. Also, he has valued experience in COVID-19 and has two Research projects and papers