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African swine fever virus group
Avian Endemic Viruses
Avian Immunology Group
Avian Influenza Group
Innate Immunity and Host Genetic Diversity
Avian Viral Immunology Group
FMD Vaccine Group
Genetics & Genomics
Immunology of Exotic Virus Infections Group
Influenza Viruses Group
Molecular Characterisation and Diagnostics Group
Paramyxo and Bunyavirus
Picornavirus Molecular Biology
Tick-borne Viruses Group
The Entomology Group
The Entomology group at The Pirbright Institute studies viruses that are spread by insects and ticks to and between humans, livestock and wildlife. By understanding the transmission and ecology of these viruses we predict their future distribution and design new ways of monitoring and controlling disease outbreaks.
We carry out
in both the field and laboratory with partners based in both the UK and overseas. The results of these studies are
in international, peer-reviewed journals. In addition, we also work closely with policy groups during outbreaks of viruses to assist in science-based decision making. This is complemented by our work with the media and in promoting public understanding of science.
The Entomology group also maintains insect and tick colonies as a UK National Capability funded by the BBSRC.
Taxonomy meeting held in India as part of IBVNet
Paper published on BTV dissemination in
Paper published on the implications of Schmallenberg virus outbreak for human health
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