Animal Infection and Immunity
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Animal Infection and Immunity Research Theme


Influenza receptors on chicken tissue

Key aims and expertise

Members of the Animal Infection and Immunity group in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science study infectious diseases affecting a wide range of different animal species (including livestock, companion animals, wildlife, birds and fish). Particular emphasis is placed on interactions between pathogen and host, an understanding of which can lead to the development of measures to prevent disease (vaccines and other therapeutics) and improved diagnostics.

Expertise includes:

  • Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics
  • Development of advanced tissue culture models
  • Diagnostics
  • Experimental immunology:  phage therapy, vaccine development and testing

Current projects

For more information on our core activities see the following research group web pages:

Significant results

April 2016 update:

Dr Janet Daly has received funding as part of the UK’s rapid response to the Zika virus outbreak in South America – further details can be found in this press release



Research team

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Animal Infection and Immunity Research Theme

The University of Nottingham
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6116
email: Email our Research Theme Leader