grants

The EERA group currently collaborates on a number of major international research grants and consultancies totaling over £4.8 million.

Scottish Government Centre of Expertise on Reducing the Impact of Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC3)
This is a £10 million, 5 year, award by the Scottish Government to the EPIC consortium to provide scientific and policy advice on livestock disease, their epidemiology and control. The Roslin Institute component (£1.75M) will be taking the lead on improving veterinary surveillance (Dr Mark Bronsvoort, Dr Gustaf Rydevik and Dr Sam Lycett), analyses of disease control options (Dr Thibaud Porphyre) and horizon scanning for disease threats (Dr Paul Bessell). Through EPIC, Roslin staff will be providing expertise and the highest-quality scientific evidence to policy makers during ‘peace-times’ as well as during any animal disease emergency.

The phylogenetics and epidemiology of tuberculosis in cattle and their herders in Cameroon
This is a 3.5 year Wellcome Trust funded project grant (£370K) to study the epidemiology of bovine TB in cattle in Cameroon and will investigate the molecular epidemiology and the influence of co-infections with BVD virus and fasiola on the the risk and detection of bovine TB. This project is a collaboration between The Roslin Institute, The Swiss Tropical Institute, Buea University Cameroon and the Institute for Research in Development.

Scottish Government Centre of Expertise on Reducing the Impact of Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC)
This is an £10.4 million, 5 year, award by the Scottish Government to the EPIC consortium to provide scientific and policy advice on livestock disease, their epidemiology and control. The Roslin component (£735K) is to coordinate Module 4 on “Development of advice on the implications, risks and opportunities presented by international developments, commercial and institutional factors” and integrate with other module activities.

Further development of a diagnostic immunoassay for larval cyathostomins, HBLB (2010) PI: J Matthews £123,000 – funded

Dogslife
“Dogslife” is a revolutionary clinical research project which aims to recruit information from pet owners using a website based platform to study the factors which affect the health and illness (epidemiology) of domestic dogs.

Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL)
£1.7 million Wellcome Trust Programme Grant (2007-2011) studying the host genetic, manangement and environmental risk factors for productivity and mortality in cattle in the Lake Victoria Basin. Co-applicant with Prof Woolhouse (UoE), Dr Hanotte (ILRI) and Prof Coetzer (UoPetoria).

Epidemiology of Zoonoses Amongst Livestock Keepers in East Africa (PAZ).
Wellcome Trust £558K (2009-1012). Collaborator with Dr Eric Fevre (UoE)

The Veterinary Teaching Research Initiative (VTRI 101)
£1 million (2004-2009) named co-PI on Edinburgh component of £1.99 million DEFRA award with Prof Woolhouse (UoE) and Prof Reid (UoG). This project aims to train veterinarians in quantitative epidemiology

SEERAD Centre of Excellence award in quantitative epidemiology (EPIC)
£450,000 (part of SEERAD £2.5 million award.(2006-2010)) (co-PI with Prof. Woolhouse (UoE)).

Assessing the additional risk of foot-and-mouth disease transmission from using field lairages at Scottish livestock markets. SEERAD £55K (2008). Co-PI with Rowland Kao, Ruth Zadoks and George Gunn

Avian influenza surveillance in Northern Cameroon
Wellcome Trust small project grant £26,375 (2006). PI with Dr Tanya (IRAD, Cameroon). This project was to carry out surveillance activities in Northern Cameroon in wild and domestic birds looking for AI viruses