UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 4—Development of a field-friendly diagnostic test for MERS
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UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 4—Development of a field-friendly diagnostic test for MERS

Among short presentations made to Sir Mark Walport, the UK chief scientific adviser, on his 15 Jul 2015 tour of the biosciences laboratories at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, was one by Joerg Jores, a molecular biologist working to better control important livestock diseases of Africa and other developing regions. Jores is a senior scientist in ILRI’s Vaccine Biosciences program whose work supports the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. Continue reading

UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 1—Legacy of British-ILRI partnerships in animal health research
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UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 1—Legacy of British-ILRI partnerships in animal health research

There has been a long-term, consistent and highly productive engagement between research institutions and funding bodies of the United Kingdom and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessors, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA). Continue reading

New studies on MERS coronavirus and camels in eastern Africa published
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New studies on MERS coronavirus and camels in eastern Africa published

Two new papers on MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) coronavirus and camels in Eastern Africa have been published in the science journal ‘Emerging Infectious Diseases’; three of the authors are ILRI scientists. Continue reading