Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Hair Bejo

Professor Dr Mohd Hair Bejo, 58, is one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of veterinary and avian pathology, as well as animal biotechnology and vaccinology. In a career that has spanned more than 26 years, he has contributed significantly to the scientific community especially with regards to avian vaccination. Dr Hair-Bejo was the first researcher in the country to diagnose Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) (also known as Gumboro disease) virus and Fowl Adenovirus (FAdV) or Inclusion Body Hepatitis (IBH) outbreaks in commercial chickens in 1991 and 2005 respectively, which led to the development of vaccine MyVAC UPM93 and MyHatch IBD. Through his research, Dr Hair-Bejo has contributed to the development and improvement of sustainable poultry farming in Malaysia, and transformed it into an exemplary model for the nation’s livestock industry.

16 July 2022 (Day 2)

Time Session
Plenary 2: Vaccines Development and Vaccination for Covid-19 and Future Pandemic Preparedness
Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Hair Bejo Speaker