Next week two consecutive meetings will focus on research into avian diseases that affect both food security and human health. The Focused Meeting on Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of Avian Viruses and XV Avian Immunology Research Group (AIRG) meeting will take place on the 3-4 and 5-7 September respectively at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK.
News from August 2018
The Pirbright Institute has a received a £2.1 million grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct research on a novel foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine. Scientists will investigate the cattle antibody responses triggered by the vaccine which will help them to improve its protective properties. The team will also develop lab-based methods of testing whether the vaccine is effective to reduce the number of animal studies.