Control of Infectious Diseases
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We are exploring how genes and genetic variation contribute to disease resistance and applying this knowledge to improve resistance of farmed animals to commercially-relevant diseases.

We are investigating the mechanisms underlying infection, disease and transmission for a wide range of pathogens affecting livestock and humans, and evaluating novel control strategies and diagnostics.

By defining the mechanisms of innate immunity, clearance of primary infection and vaccine-mediated protection we are designing better vaccines for control of animal and zoonotic diseases.