Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:23:00 BST
Sea lice are the biggest threat to the welfare of farmed Atlantic salmon and the sustainability of fish farming across the world. But increasing resistance of lice to chemical treatment means we need an alternative. A team from the Institute have developed a simple protocol to breed fish that are resistant to sea lice, and have produced a mathematical model that predicts that chemical treatment could be unnecessary after 10 generations of selection.
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:55:00 BST
Dr Daniel Streicker, a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow, joins a group of 14 inspiring trailblazers from around the world in the National Geographic Society Emerging Explorers programme. The programme recognises and supports gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators—all early in their careers—whose achievements are making a difference in the world.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:43:00 BST
A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. Led by Dr Katie Hampson of our Institute, this is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of rabies across all countries. Despite being preventable, rabies transmitted by dogs kills around 59,000 people die every year with annual economic losses due to the disease of around $US8.6 billion.
Vaccination and surveillance of increasing importance to protect endangered carnivores against distemper and other infectious diseases
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:04:00 GMT
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:02:00 GMT
Professor Sarah Cleaveland from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow received an OBE at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on 13 February. Professor Cleaveland was awarded the OBE for services to veterinary epidemiology by Princess Anne.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT
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.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT
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.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:00:00 GMT
Researchers in our Institute, together with Glasgow collaborators, have won three grants worth £4.5m to study diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans. The grants are all part of The Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme, which were officially launched on 10th November 2014. ZELS is funded by the UK Department for International Development and the UK Research Councils.
Research highlights: humans have greater impact than food or predators on the epic Serengeti migration of wildebeest and zebras
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:33:00 BST
New research led by Dr Grant Hopcraft in the Institute and Boyd Orr Centre sheds new light on the drivers behind the animals’ migratory decision-making, yet when it comes down to it, the impact of humans trump all other decisions.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:46:00 BST
The A.J. Wight Memorial Award is presented to recognise outstanding contributions to the welfare of companion animals. Sarah’s nomination was in recognition of the contributions that her work has had in tackling the problem of rabies, particularly in Africa.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:03:00 GMT
Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (27 Feb).
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:08:00 GMT
The award was created by Science magazine, and SciLifeLab, a centre for molecular bioscience focused on health and the environment. Streicker received the prize, which includes a $25,000 honorarium, on Dec. 9 in Stockholm.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:22:00 BST
One in five rodents in a Kenyan slum carries a disease that causes fever and illness in humans, a study has found. The study, led by Dr Jo Halliday, discovered a significant percentage of the rats and mice in Nairobi’s Kibera slum – one the largest in the world – were carrying Leptospira bacteria in their kidneys. The bacteria can be passed to humans through contact with urine causing the disease leptospirosis.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:43:00 BST
Drs Louise Matthews & Richard Reeve, with Prof. Dan Haydon were involved in a team vaccinating cattle against E.coli O157 which could cut the number of human cases of the disease by 85%, according to scientists.
Recent News & Events
- Drs Louise Matthews & Richard Reeve, with Prof. Dan Haydon were involved in the team - Vaccinating cattle against E.coli O157 could cut human cases by 85% - covered by the BBC
- Dr Alison Mather with Prof. Dan Haydon & Dom Mellor - Animals "not the source of drug-resistant salmonella"
- Dr Katie Hampson - Agenda: the eradication of infectious disease (Herald, newspaper) which follows on from a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society entitled 'Towards the endgame and beyond: complexities and challenges for the elimination of infectious diseases'
- Katie Hampson - has been awarded a L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship
Story covered on the University news feed
- Several of our Institute researchers are closed involved with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control who has recently won the UK Charity Award 2013 for Healthcare and Medical Research
- Out of Africa: Livingstone's Legacy - Dr Heather Ferguson & Prof. Sarah Cleaveland
- Tanzania's National Heritage: Biodiversity Conservation and Development
- David Livingstone & The Scottish Encounter with Tropical Disease Symposium 2013
- IBAHCM becomes a member of the International Association for Ecology and Health
- Prof. Rowland Kao - Study finds first direct evidence of tuberculosis transmission between cattle and badgers
- Dr Annette MacLeod - University of Glasgow plays leading role in award of £2.7m grant for sleeping sickness research (and on the BBC newspages)
- Sarah Cleaveland & Katie Hampson - WHO - Human dog-mediated-rabies: strengthening capacity and raising awareness
- New approach needed to tackle emerging zoonotic diseases
- Prof. Sarah Cleaveland amongst the four Glasgow academics honoured by Royal Society of Edinburgh
- New rabies virus discovered in Tanzania
- Announcing the appointed members of the Strategic Management Board for Veterinary Surveillance
- Inferring the ancestry of African wild dogs that returned to the Serengeti-Mara - Planet Earth Online
- Images of Science - Glasgow Science Centre
- Getting Rabies under Control - Prof. Sarah Cleaveland