The 2020 Gustav Rosenberger Award was presented to dr. Salma Chowdhury from Bangladesh. The Award, a grant of €10.000, will be used for a study to characterize species of non-aureus Staphylococci (NAS) in milk samples from buffaloes in Bangladesh. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the award was presented during the online celebration of the Annual General Meeting of the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM) 2020 by professor dr. Theo Lam, chairman of the Board of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund. This year no less than 15 candidates were evaluated by the 5 board members of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund.
Dr. Chowdhury was awarded the grant for her research on behalf of a Bangladesh-Sweden-Netherlands-Italy collaborative project “Climate change mitigation by a sustainable water buffalo dairy chain in Bangladesh” on the molecular epidemiology, resistance genes and biofilm formation of NAS, the most frequently isolated mastitis pathogens in dairy cows and buffaloes in Bangladesh. Dr. Chowdhury was ranked first based on her CV and research plan, the team she is working in which reflects excellent cooperation and the effect her work may have on the development of bovine medicine in general and in her country of origin.
The Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund annually provides a grant to a young and promising veterinarian, preferably from a country or area with suboptimal possibilities to develop veterinary knowledge in the field of cattle health and is generously sponsored by MSD Animal Health.
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