Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA)
Dr. Kolbasov’s research has focused on animal infectious disease with an emphasis on molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of high-consequence viral diseases such as African swine fever, Avian influenza, Bluetongue, Lumpy skin disease. His Federal Research Center of Virology and Microbiology (CVM) in Pokrov (Russia) has used comparative and functional genomic approaches together with animal disease models to define and characterize the role of specific viral and host genes in infection, based on this knowledge developing and producing diagnostic kits and vaccines. CVM is the National Reference Center for African Swine fever in Russia. From 2005 till now he is the Director of Federal Research Center of Virology and Microbiology (CVM) in Pokrov (Russia) and led major research initiatives on foreign animal diseases, pathogen functional genomics and rapid pathogen detection. At this moment he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health, President of the Executive Committee Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA) .