University wins Queen’s prize

Issued: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:36:00 GMT

ClevelandThe University’s Boyd Orr Centre for Population & Ecosystem Health has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education. ‌

The award highlights the scientific excellence and global importance of the centre’s research, which tackles some of the world’s most serious infectious diseases in innovative ways. 

The centre addresses the links between human activity, ecological changes and the overall health of ecosystems. 

Recent research includes four major diseases affecting animals and humans in both developed and less developed countries: rabies, foot-and-mouth disease, bovine tuberculosis and malaria.

• The centre is named after Glasgow alumnus and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Boyd Orr in recognition of his achievements, his focus on impact, and his distinctive blend of scientific integrity, ambition and pragmatism. The nutritionist and physiologist was a visionary researcher and a devoted supporter of the University.

Pictured above: Professor of Comparative Epidemiology Sarah Cleaveland is working on research into rabies elimination in Africa through dog vaccination.

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