Our research groups
Our innovative fundamental and applied bioscience contributes to global food security and health, improving quality of life for animals and people.
The Pirbright Institute provides the UK with capacity to predict, detect, understand and respond to the threat and potential attack of serious viral diseases of livestock and viruses that spread from animals to humans. These viral diseases may not be present in the UK (endemic) and only circulating abroad (exotic). The Institute's strategic priorities are to:
View The Pirbright Institute Science Strategy 2020 - 2025 and the Institute's 2021-22 Annual Report.
Find out more about animals used in research.
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