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Wilna Vosloo

Since 1998, Dr. Wilna Vosloo has been Deputy Director of the Exotic Diseases Division (EDD) at Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, the quarantine facility where research, diagnosis and vaccine production are focused mainly on foot and mouth disease (FMD) and African swine fever (ASF). She is the program manager and project leader of several programs and projects at the EDD, and has managed to procure outside funding from international agencies and pharmaceutical companies for various research projects at the EDD. Dr. Vosloo has spent various periods at different internationally acclaimed laboratories for scientific visits. She was appointed as Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Cape Town, Medical School (1996-1999). Dr. Vosloo was appointed as Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pretoria (2002 – current). She acts as supervisor for a number of honours, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Dr. Vosloo was awarded the Bronte Steward Research Prize for the most meritorious thesis for the degree of M.D., Ph.D. or Ch.M. in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town during 1998.

Dr. Vosloo has presented more than 40 papers and posters at various international and national congresses. She has published 14 papers in international journals on FMD research, and is the author of a chapter in a book on the natural habitats of FMD. Dr. Vosloo has been invited to several national and international meetings to provide expertise on FMD and FMD control. She has been invited by the FAO on consultancies to African countries for FMD control and training. She has been invited to serve on the FMD Advisory Committee for the Directorate of Animal Health, South Africa.

Wilna Vosloo

Deputy Director Exotic Diseases Div.
ARC- Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Private Bag X05
Onderstpoort, South Africa 0110

(Tel) 27-12-5299592
or cell 27-82-3391879
(Fax) 27-12-5299595

wilna@saturn.ovi.ac.za

View Wilna Vosloo's presentation,
"Virus Topotypes and the Role of
Wildlife in Foot and Mouth Disease in Africa"

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