Two scientists from The Pirbright Institute have been awarded the Journal of General Virology - Most Promising Science prize for their poster presentations at this year’s Microbiology Society Annual Conference. Their achievements are testament to the incredibly important research that our scientists conduct to reduce the impact of diseases that affect animals and humans. Here, we explore the research described in their posters.
News from May 2021
Today the world celebrates ten years since rinderpest virus was officially declared eradicated on 25 May 2011 by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). This achievement particularly resonates with the goals and history of The Pirbright Institute, whose staff both past and present have played an essential role in fighting this devastating cattle disease.
A collaborative study involving scientists from The Pirbright Institute, has revealed that African buffalo and Grant’s gazelle are unlikely to sustain circulation of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), improving prospects for disease eradication.