Centre of Expertise on Reducing the Impact of Animal Disease Outbreaks

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The University of Glasgow is one of eight partner institutions in this Scottish Government funded consortium (http://www.sac.ac.uk/epic/ ). The overarching purpose for the Centre is to provide access to high quality advice and analyses on the epidemiology and control of animal diseases that are important to Scotland, and to best prepare Scotland for the next major disease incursion. Ultimately, this strategic advice to the Scottish Government will help ensure that the interests of the various stakeholders involved in disease emergency planning and response are met as effectively as possible. This all must be achieved within the context of our rapidly changing environment. For example, issues such as climate change are now influencing the livestock disease risks that Scotland faces.


  • The Roslin Institute and Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh
  • Biomathematics & Statistics, Scotland (BIOSS)
  • The James Hutton Research Institute (JHI)
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow
  • Moredun Research Institute
  • SAC (Scottish Agricultural College)