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Our science

Our scientific vision is to provide the UK with the capacity to predict, detect, understand, and respond to high-consequence livestock and zoonotic viral diseases to protect our food and economic security and improve the health and wellbeing of animals and people.

Read The Pirbright Institute Science Strategy 2020 - 2025 and the Institute's 2022-2023 Annual Report

Our strategic research programmes

Our science is delivered through two interlinked programmes that focus on virus and host biology. Collaborating with global partners, we deliver innovative disease control measures. Supported by state-of-the-art high and low containment laboratories, our multidisciplinary team includes scientists, engineers, and biorisk specialists.

Together, we are dedicated to advancing knowledge and implementing effective strategies against infectious diseases, ensuring a secure and resilient future.


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