In December 2022, Dr. Shalala Zeynalova was successful in her application for the Integrated Knowledge Transfer (iKT) Award.
The awards form part of the iKT plan, a key part of DEFEND, focused on guaranteeing impact by ensuring the knowledge gained during the project is shared and utilised to its fullest extent.
Consortium partners were invited to apply for the awards with applications focusing on one or more of the following criteria;
Dr. Shalala Zeynalova, Veterinary Medicine Faculty
Azerbaijan, Ganja City, Azerbaijan Agrarian University, 22 May, 2023
A seminar for students of the veterinary faculty in Azerbaijan, 450 km from the capital Baku was held on 22nd May 2023. Usually students of this faculty have very little information about international projects and new research works of scientists.
There is no specialization for veterinarians in Azerbaijan (for example: virology, clinicians, etc.) and both students and teachers participated. Dr. Shalala Zeynalova gave general information about the DEFEND project and its role in the study of Lumpy Skin Disease and African Swine Fever. She explained how the first outbreak of LSD occurred in the country and the consequences of the disease. During the training, all participants were provided with booklets with standard operating procedures that described the diagnosis of the disease. The results of the seminar were reported to the Rector of the University and the Ministry of Agriculture.
In this seminar, Dr. Zeynalova tried to convey to the students that veterinary medicine is a multidisciplinary concept and they can be good scientists. There is even such a statement: medicine treats people, and veterinary medicine treats all of humanity.
The most interesting moment of the seminar was that, for the first time, students learned about the HORIZON 2020 programme.