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Combating avian influenza

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To enhance understanding of the virology, pathology, host-pathogen interactions and epidemiology of avian influenza in its animal hosts, with a view to generating the underpinning scientific knowledge that will enable the development of more effective methods for its control.

Key aims

Relevant areas of research, appropriate to BBSRC’s remit, include:

  • Avian immunology, and innate and acquired immunity
  • Chicken genomics and genetic variation
  • Virology of influenza infection
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Epidemiology in avian populations
  • Vaccine development and delivery


Simon Kerley

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