Livestock & Infectious Diseases

Research on livestock includes increasing productivity, reducing infectious and other disease and improving animal welfare. Farm animals harbour important human diseases, of which perhaps the most threatening is avian flu.

Heron Allen Lecture and Reception

Speaker: Professor Marian Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Vice-Principal, Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences, Somerville College

Title: "Do Animals Matter?"

Venue: Simpkins Lee Theatre, Lady Margaret Hall

Date: Friday 1st March 2013

Time: 5.15pm

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The Zoology Lectures - 2012 Michaelmas Term

Speaker: Professor Marian Dawkins

Title: "Having it all: sustainable farming and the automated assessment of animal welfare"

Venue: Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology, Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, OX1 3PS

Date: Monday 5th November

Time: 4pm - 5pm, followed by wine reception

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A Restatement of the Natural Science Evidence Base Relevant to the Control of Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain

Bovine TB is a very important disease of cattle that has major costs to the government and to the farming community. It is also found in wildlife, especially badgers, and whether culling badgers should be part of bTB control is very controversial.

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People » Adrian Smith

University Lecturer in Infectious Diseases & Fellow of St Catherine’s College

Adrian Smith’s research focuses on understanding the basis of immunity to infection, including the study of immune mechanisms that operate in birds and mammals.

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People » Angela McLean

Professor of Mathematical Biology, Fellow of All Souls College & Co-Director of the Institute for Emerging Infections

Angela McLean’s research interests lie in the use of mathematical models to aid the understanding of the evolution and spread of infectious agents, with a current focus on Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV and influenza.

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People » David Rogers

Professor of Ecology & Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections

David’s research interests lie in insect population ecology and the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, in particular the African trypanosomiases, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus and bluetongue.

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People » Maja Založnik

Post-doctoral Researcher, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Department of Zoology

Maja Založnik is working on an Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food project investigating how changes in the age and educational structure of farming populations interact with changing pest populations to affect food security.

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People » Marian Stamp Dawkins

Professor of Animal Behaviour & Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences, Somerville College

Marian Stamp Dawkins's research interests lie in animal welfare. She has a particular interest in the impact that pressure for more efficient food production might have on the welfare of food animals, especially poultry.

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People » Martin Maiden

Professor of Molecular Epidemiology Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow & Fellow of Hertford College

Martin Maiden's research aims to translate the findings of investigations into population biology and the evolution of bacterial pathogens into benefits for human health, through public health interventions such as vaccination.

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People » Mike Bonsall

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Mike Bonsall is a population biologist and has research interests across range of disciplines including biodiversity, ecology, evolution, health and economics.

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