• 20 Jan

    Study sheds light on links between diseases of dogs and big cats

    A new study of Serengeti lions addresses key questions about the spread of canine distemper virus (CDV) from domestic dogs and evaluates the effectiveness of dog vaccination efforts in protecting dogs and lions against the disease. The work, led by Dr Mafalda Viana and Dr Tiziana Lembo was published today in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
  • 19 Jan

    In the latest BMJ podcast, Prof Sarah Cleaveland discusses rabies in animals

    Prof Sarah Cleaveland was recently interviewed by the BMJ Talk Medicine podcast as one of two interviews accompanying a clinical review on the prevention and management of rabies. Sarah speaks about One Health and control of the disease in animals.
  • 14 Jan

    Institute led project awarded £3m to tackle drug resistance in animal parasites

    Our researchers are leading a £3m grant to tackle drug resistance in livestock parasites. The award from the BBSRC, led by Prof Eileen Devaney, will fund the BUG Consortium project. They'll be using new sequencing technologies to examine the genomes of parasitic nematodes (roundworm) to investigate the genetic changes that confer drug resistance. The aim will be to find new genetic markers to help spot drug resistance, and to understand how resistance arises and spreads.
  • 23 Dec

    Glasgow excels at veterinary research

    Glasgow ranked top amongst the UK veterinary schools for research quality with the highest score (grade point average) in the recent Research Excellence Framework.
  • 06 Jan

    The Scottish Tropical Ecology & Biology Meeting (STEB 2015) 31st Jan

    We will be hosting the Scottish Tropical Ecology and Biology conference at the University of Glasgow on the 31st of January. We have an excellent line up of talks from researchers at all stages of their careers. A diverse range of topics will be covered, including: botany, bats, evolution, fish, behaviour, ornithology, physiology, herpetology, marine mammals and expedition planning.
  • 30 Sep

    The 5th Boyd Orr Symposium: From viral genotype to phenotype, Thurs 23rd Oct

    The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health is hosting its 5th Boyd Orr Symposium entitled “From viral genotype to phenotype” on Thursday 23rd October 2014. This will be a one day meeting consisting of talks covering the full spectrum of variation in viral genotype, phenotype and relationships between the two, with sessions on pathogen-host relationships and disease emergence, variation in viral antigenicity and virulence, and viral genomics within-host to across landscapes.
  • 21 Aug

    Introduction to Microbiota Research, Monday 29 September

    This will be a day of interesting and informative talks from experts in the field about getting started in microbiota research, and the current work ongoing in Glasgow. Registration required.
  • 26 Aug

    New season: Institute seminars 2014-15

    A new season of Institute seminars will begin on 10th September 2014. The seminars will alternate between the Gilmorehill and Garscube campuses and feature some great external speakers.