EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, is to receive £1.97m in the first year, as part of £48m announced for funding into Scottish agriculture, food and environment research.
How birds evolved to have characteristics including feathers, flight and song is revealed with new clarity in a major study of their family tree. The four-year project included researchers from the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute.
Disease spread within badger populations and within cattle herds happens at least twice as frequently as transmission from one species to the other, according to a study at a site where infections occur frequently.
Professor Appolinaire Djikeng has been appointed to head the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, SRUC and the Africa-based International Livestock Research Institute.
Agriculture and food security is an area of key economic and societal importance to the UK and globally, and a strategic priority for the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Research into the genetics of sea lice resistance and SRS has been shortlisted for the prestigious Newton Prize, which serves to highlight science and innovation promoting economic development of Newton partner countries.
Moredun Research Institute has signed an agreement with Roslin Technologies, SRUC and The Roslin Institute, to fund the commercial development of an E. coli O157:H7 vaccine for cattle to prevent life-threatening illnesses in humans.
Professor Alistair Lawrence, Chair of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), has been awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of the International Society for Applied Ethology.
Cutting edge research and development programmes at the "Incubated Worlds" poultry facility will be lead by the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health - a strategic alliance of The University of Edinburgh (through The Roslin Institute), Scotlan...
The workshop, hosted by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, brought together stakeholders from across government departments, fostering a One Health perspective on rabies control