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

Functional Genetics and Development

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Investigating the mechanisms and control of animal growth and development.

Genetics and Genomics

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Understanding complex animal systems and developing improved predictive models.

Infection and Immunity

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Insights into the prevention and treatment of diseases.


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.