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White Spot Syndrome Virus Workshop

5/18/2013 8:00 AM - 5/19/2013 5:00 PM
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) of shrimp causes untold damage to the shrimp aquaculture industry worldwide and is currently impacting production in Saudi Arabia. On 18-19 May 2013, KAUST’s Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), together with the National Prawn Company (NPC) and the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS), convened a workshop on the control of the WSSV of shrimp. Purpose of the workshop was to bring together leading scientists engaged in WSSV research and other potentially relevant fields to assess the current state of knowledge about the virus, identify limitations of current control strategies and devise new biological approaches to eradicating the disease.