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Livestock and poultry research grants awarded

Posted at November 19, 2012 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | 0 Comment

A couple of new research projects have been awarded funding to tackle some of the world’s most devastating livestock and poultry viruses.

 Two projects funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) aim to provide new solutions to combating foot-and-mouth disease and poultry viruses.

Over £5.6 million has been allocated to transform the way foot-and-mouth disease will be controlled in the future and over £6.2 million to develop rapid responses to emerging poultry viruses

The grants are part of BBSRC’s Strategic Longer and Larger Awards scheme, which promise to give world-leading teams the time and resources to address areas of key strategic importance.

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