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HRH The Princess Royal officially opens the BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre at The Pirbright Institute in Surrey
HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre: The Jenner Building today (24 March, 2017) – a world leading vaccine development facility, located at The Pirbright Institute in Surrey. The BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre accommodates 100 scientists working on cutting-edge research to generate exciting new vaccines for a variety of livestock diseases, including those that can spread to humans.
The Research Councils UK (RCUK) released reports detailing the impacts of a collective investment of £3.4Bn in 2015/16. This investment drives economic growth by delivering the UK’s Industrial Strategy of increasing productivity, creating high-value industry, jobs and a skilled workforce.
New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning.