Alexander Zakhartchouk

University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Education: ? Moscow Veterinary Academy, M.Sc. (Biochemistry) and D.V.M. 1991. ? Research Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Moscow, Ph.D. 1995. Current Research Interests: 1. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus; adenovirus. 2. Vaccines against viral diseases. 3. Virus-host cells interactions. Major Accomplishments: Dr. Zakhartchouk has been involved in molecular characterization of non-human adenoviruses (porcine adenovirus-3 and bovine adenovirus-3), with the aim to develop them as live vaccine vectors for animals and humans. He demonstrated that mucosal immunization of calves with recombinant bovine adenovirus-3 induced protective immunity to bovine herpesvirus-1. Also, he developed a recombinant E1-deleted porcine adenovirus-3 as an expression vector. After the SARS epidemic occurred, Dr. Zakhartchouk became involved in developing a vaccine against SARS.

Biography Updated on 29 September 2011

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