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.
- New grant to investigate drug resistance in serious African cattle disease
- Gene-edited chicken cells resist bird flu virus
- Gut worms may hinder the spread of prions to the brain
- Over 100 years of bird flu and human pandemic
- Propensity to transmit diseases depends on genes
- European consortium to ensure safer and healthier fish
- Gene study set to investigate how flu jumps species
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.