The strategic aim of this programme is to enhance the supply and safety of food by providing the knowledge required to detect, treat and prevent animal and zoonotic diseases.
- Introducing the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network
- Oyster farming to benefit from new genetic screening tool
- New study identifies key molecule for virus replication
- Gene-edited pigs show signs of resistance to major viral disease
- Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread
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.