Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have shed new light on the genetics, evolution and spread of rinderpest by analysing the genetic sequences of the stocks destroyed at the Rinderpest Holding Facility and World Reference Laboratory for rinderpest held at Pirbright.
News from April 2020
Pirbright scientists show how infectious bursal disease viruses may swap genetic material during infection
Live cell imaging has been used by researchers at The Pirbright Institute to reveal new information about how different strains of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) might swap genetic material, a process that could lead to new strains with the potential for causing more severe disease.
A diagnostic test that can detect whether an animal has been infected by or vaccinated against any type of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) has been developed by scientists at The Pirbright Institute and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna (IZSLER).