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Developing Rapid Responses to Emerging Virus Infections of Poultry

last modified Dec 19, 2013 02:22 PM

26 March 2013

Over £6.2M BBSRC funding has been awarded to develop rapid responses to emerging poultry viruses. The funding boost will also help to establish the next generation of poultry virologists, to work in a scientific area where the UK has traditionally been strong.

The research led by Dr Michael Skinner, (Imperial College London) will involve close collaboration between Prof Jim Kaufman, Prof Ian Goodfellowand Dr Laurence Tiley (all at the University of Cambridge), Prof Steve Goodbourn (St George's, University of London), Prof Wendy Barclay (Imperial College London),as well as Prof Venugopal Nair (at The Pirbright Institute), who is a visiting professor at Imperial College London, and Prof Helen Sang at the University of Edinburgh's BBSRC-funded Roslin Institute.

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