Consortium to tackle animal disease
PUBLISHED: 19:47 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 28 March 2014
APRIL 9, 2008: A new consortium is to be launched in Scotland that will join
the forces of over six hundred scientists to help streamline research
into animal diseases.
the BBC news, the Easter Bush Research Consortium has experts from
Roslin Institute, Scottish Agricultural College, Moredun Research
Institute and Edinburgh University.
A two-day conference in Edinburgh from Monday will mark the EBRC's launch.
The BBC says delegates will address issues such as the spread of
diseases and how to meet the increasing demand for livestock while
minimising environmental impact.
Professor David Hume, director of The Roslin Institute, which recently
joined with the University of Edinburgh, said the new set-up would
create one of the largest concentrations of experts in animal life
sciences in the world.
Research within the EBRC will look at effective disease controls and
treatments, food safety, animal welfare and sustainable management of
farm animals. A major focus will be on the role that genes play in