A talented early career researcher was awarded the Walter and Dorothy Plowright Young Researchers Prize for veterinary research on Friday (27 April 2012) during the 425th meeting of the Veterinary Research Club in Pirbright at the Institute for Animal Health.
When microscopy had its first heyday in the 17th Century, it opened up a new world of cells, plant structures and the complexity of human physiology; the microscope led the discoveries and sparked a revolution in science. Now is the time that bioimaging is having, perhaps, a second bite at the Enlightenment cherry. Where, in the past, we have relied on biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology to answer questions about the lifecycles of viruses, we are now in a position to go directly to an animal cell and look inside at what is happening in powerful detail.
Earlier this month the Poultry Health Course brought together scientists with technical staff, veterinary surgeons and others wishing to learn more about infectious diseases in the context of poultry management. The course supports the necessary skills for excellent animal welfare in the poultry industry and helps to ensure future food security by reducing losses to infectious diseases.
This year, 11 delegates from across public and private sector and representing veterinarians and breeders learned from scientists and specialist veterinarians.