Fundamental Research

The Institute of Veterinary Science's fundamental research programme dovetails with the University's wider Health and Life Science operations, within institutes such as Infection and Global Health, Ageing and Chronic Disease, Integrative Biology, and Translational Medicine. Researchers from the Institute of Veterinary Science align themselves with fellow human-and-animal-science experts, to shed new light on basic biology, diseases, and conditions, often from all angles.

The global aspect of ‘one health’ is intrinsic to our research projects especially in disease surveillance, zoonotic infections and epidemiological analysis. Projects cover the full research spectrum, from cell and molecular biology, through epidemiology and modelling, to whole animal behaviour studies. Examples of recent and current work include:-

  • Exploring how orthopaedic injuries can be better repaired through tissue engineering approaches
  • Understanding how the mechanisms of antimicrobial drug resistance can be harnessed to maintain the effectiveness of antibiotics
  • Discovering how we can make food safer and free of infections such as campylobacter and salmonella
  • Helping developing countries improve health and efficiency in farming

The Institute's interdisciplinary approach promotes exciting crossover work. The National Centre for Zoonosis Research is globally renowned and the Institute leads in other 'One World' fields, such as climate-change epidemiology and ecology.

For more information about any aspect of research within the Institute of Veterinary Science, please contact us.