Controlling diseases that restrict agriculture in developing countries.
Our work here focuses on parasitic diseases that have large economic impacts in sub-Saharan African countries, hindering the development of agriculture, especially for cattle and chickens. We are seeking to develop vaccine- and genetic-based strategies to control Theileria (East Coast Fever) and trypanosomiasis in cattle, as well as coccidiosis in chickens.
Our work here synergises with the research programmes of the associated Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, which aims to exploit indigenous livestock and poultry genetic resources in Africa to develop more productive and resilient cattle and chickens.
For a list of researchers at The Roslin Institute working in this area, please click here.