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.
News from August 2018
The good health of animals is Marwell Zoo’s highest priority, but how can Marwell protect its residents against exotic diseases? Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have helped to create an exhibit in the Zoo’s new Tropical House to explain how climate change may increase the risk of diseases arriving in the UK that infect animals and people, and what can be done to prevent them from spreading.