European Partnering Award on Avian Disease Research (EPAADR)

Lead Research Organisation: The Pirbright Institute
Department Name: Avian Viral Diseases


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Description This European Partnering award was used for developing research collaboration that led to the submission of an EU grant application under the Horizon 2020. The funds were also used for the organisation of the First Global Alliance for Research on Avian Diseases (GARAD) meeting in London in July 2015 attended by over 120 participants from around the world.
Exploitation Route The Alliance has helped in identifying major areas of research and the network will help in more coordinated research to tackle the challenges from avian diseases
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

Description Marek's Disease Virus induced immunosuppression
Amount £395,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/LK014262/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2017
Description UK Korea collaboration 
Organisation Seoul National University
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration has brought in Pirbright Institute's experience in Virology
Collaborator Contribution Partner's experience in genetics and genomics as well as gene editing and transgenic technology
Impact The visits by the Seoul partners to Pirbright and subsequent discussions on research collaboration has initiated a number of projects. This has also led to the award of the Royal Society International Professorship to Prof. Nair and Prof. Jae Yong Han from Seoul National University
Start Year 2015
Description Invitation to talk at the Vaccine Symposium "Vaccines at different levels of complexity from subunit to whole cell formulations" jointly organised by the Centre of Genomic Regulation (CRG), Radboud UMC and MSD Animal Health, with the support from the MycoSynVac project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk and participated in the discussion on the challenges and research opportunities for innovation in poultry disease control
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017