BTV-3 is the new strain of virus currently being found in northern Europe and UK. The virus is mainly transmitted via biting midges and affects cattle, goats, sheep and camelids, such as llamas.
Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have found it is possible to generate novel vaccines for avian bronchitis that are capable of replicating in cell culture.
Writing in the journal PLOS One, the team outline how a virus generated using reverse genetics was found to offer 100% protection against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), an avian coronavirus that causes major economic losses to poultry industries across the globe.
The quest for gender equality at The Pirbright Institute has been recognised through an Athena Swan Silver Award.
The Athena Swan Charter is a framework used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research.
The five-year accreditation acknowledges Pirbright’s achievements in addressing key priorities such as gender balance amongst students and staff at all career levels.