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Research

The Institute’s long-term research programmes are delivered by five Scientific Divisions. Three Institute Strategic Programmes span the Divisions.

Developmental Biology

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The Division of Developmental Biology investigates the mechanisms and control of animal growth and development, from the molecular to the whole organism level.

Genetics and Genomics

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Research in Genetics and Genomics is concerned with understanding complex animal systems and developing improved predictive models.

Infection and Immunity

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Infection & Immunity researchers aim to understand the interplay between host and pathogen and translate this knowledge into the prevention and treatment of endemic and zoonotic bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases.

Neurobiology

The Division of Neurobiology investigates the fundamental mechanisms of both the human and animal prion diseases as well as complex behaviours in animals and how factors such as age, reproduction, genetics, stress and immune function influence the nervous system in health and disease.

Clinical Sciences

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The goal of the Division is to improve the lifelong health and welfare of veterinary and human patients.

Institute Strategic Programmes

Three Institute Strategic Programmes, which are funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, span the Divisions of the Institute.