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.
- Genetic changes alter risk of food bug
- Inside-out mini-guts aid research into poultry
- Cattle immune cells could help treat disease
- Gene technologies could help prevent swine flu
- Genetic insights could help tackle food bug
- Proteins use immune cells to cause brain disease
- £3 million study seeks to predict spread of viruses
- TB insights may help breed healthier African cattle
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.