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Discover our Research Groups and CentresAnimal and human healthAnimal and Human Health

Our team brings together experts in Immunology, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Sciences, using state-of-the art facilities together with local, national and international partners.

Animal & Human Disease

"Bringing veterinary and medical sciences together to improve global health"

Infectious Disease

  • Emerging, recurrent and zoonotic diseases
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Anti-parasitic drugs
  • Neglected diseases
  • Epidemiology & population health

Immune & Inflammatory Diseases

  • Respiratory immunity & inflammation
  • Newborn & reproductive immunity
  • Leukaemia & lymphoma
  • Viral immunity
  • Neuro-immunology
  • Inate Immunity

Biochemistry & Pharmacology

  • Mechanisms of drug actions
  • Biochemistry & metabolomics
  • Forensic sciences

Clinical & Applied Research

  • Clinical & surgical applications
  • Models of disease
  • Pathobiology
  • Pain mechanisms & neurobiology
  • Wildlife & conservation medicine

Key questions in this research theme include:

  • Can we improve our understanding of the mechanisms of disease and injury and develop improved methods for diagnostics and treatment through study of animal models?
  • Can we apply knowledge obtained from animal models to improve diagnosis and management of disease and injury, and subsequently decrease mortality and suffering in patients?
  • What are early-life origins and cellular mechanisms of respiratory inflammatory diseases such as allergic stress?
  • How do the nervous and immune systems interact to promote and regulate inflammation?
  • What biochemical pathways are modulated on binding of pharmacological ligands?
  • What biochemical pathways are affected by acute and chronic exposure to pesticides in neurodegenerative diseases?
  • Are complementary and alternative medicines safe, and to what level are they contaminated with pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and pesticides?

Our key approaches and tools include:

  • Advanced molecular technologies- proteomics, metabolomics, next generation sequencing
  • Field based research and population monitoring
  • Local and international collaboration with world-leading research and industry partners
  • Purpose-built surgical research facility
  • State of the art surgical and diagnostic equipment (arthroscopy, laproscopy, computer tomography, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography)
  • Advanced techniques in veterinary anaesthesia, analgesia and critical care
  • Clinical specialists in surgery, medicine, oncology, critical care, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia