Researchers at the Institute for Animal Health and collaborators at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, have discovered why some vaccines are not as effective at stimulating an immune response as we would hope and have investigated ways in which improvements could be made.
News from January 2012
Dr Nigel Ferris MBE has retired after almost 40 years at The Pirbright Institute in Pirbright. Dr Ferris is at the forefront of diagnostics for foot-and-mouth (FMD) and other diseases, with his kits leading the field for at least 20 years and a new generation of kits on the horizon thanks to his recent work. His work has had far-reaching positive impacts for livestock farmers and international trade, contributing to animal health and welfare as well as economic and food security in the UK and beyond.
In a speech at Policy Exchange, Westminster, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts referred to IAH as one of the UK’s “outstanding independent research institutes” and highlighted our role in the eradication of rinderpest.
The Minister spoke about the opportunities for the UK that are provided by universities, science facilities and researchers. These together are “the best single hope for making our way in the high-tech world of the future, creating jobs and opportunities and boosting high tech economic growth”.