Training is a key part of The Pirbright Institute’s mission and each year the Institute offers a diverse range of research projects for prospective PhD students. During their time at Pirbright, students would normally attend (and hopefully present at), at least one international conference - supported by senior Institute scientists.
The full potential of genetic modification or GM technology to tackle some of the world’s most dangerous diseases is still not being realised well over a decade after it was first developed. The lack of effective international regulation, regional variations in public opinion and uncertainties about the long-term effects are all hindering progress, say scientists from The Pirbright Institute, in a new discussion paper.
As fears grow over outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in eastern Europe, and Moldova becomes the latest country to impose bans on certain pork meat and live animal imports, ASF is one of the "hottest" topics of discussion according to organisers of the 10th Annual EPIZONE conference this week, where leading scientists from The Pirbright Institute are presenting their research on this and other major virus diseases affecting livestock.