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The Centre for Epidemiology and Planetary Health (CEPH) forms part of SRUC’s Northern faculty based in Inverness. The CEPH team is currently engaged in both national and international scientific studies to improve the health of livestock in both agriculture and aquaculture, as well as being involved in a range of studies investigating the health of wild animal populations. The centre is also a major focus for research excellence in disease surveillance including zoonoses, diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans.
Research conducted by the team at CEPH includes disease surveillance and control, veterinary public health, genetics, molecular, vector, pathogen biology and One Health. Social science, data, statistics, and quantitative epidemiology also form part of the large-scale field studies conducted by the centre to investigate the epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases.
The CEPH team will play an important role in the new SRUC School of Veterinary Medicine which is being developed across Scotland. A new Master of Research (MRes) in Zoonoses and Epidemiology on Animal Infectious Diseases is currently being delivered, largely by distance learning, from SRUC’s base in Inverness.
- Animal Science and Zoology
- Infectious Diseases
- Health Informatics
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- Rural Land Use, New North Agri Cost Centre - Professor in Disease Surveillance
- Veterinary & Animal Science, Centre for Epidemiology and Planetary Health (CEPH)
- Scotland's Rural College - Professor in Disease Surveillance
Person: Academic contract that is research only20132023
- Veterinary & Animal Science, Centre for Epidemiology and Planetary Health (CEPH) - Research Fellow
- Scotland's Rural College - Research Fellow
Person: Academic contract that is research only20082023
Maria Rodrigues da Costa
- Veterinary & Animal Science, Centre for Epidemiology and Planetary Health (CEPH) - Lecturer
- Safe & Improved Food Challenge Centre
- Scotland's Rural College - Lecturer
Person: Academic contract that is research only20192023
Further developing a zooplankton challenge model for Atlantic salmon
Boerlage, A., Landeryou, T., Thompson, K., Roy, W., Pflaum, S., Rodger, H. & Modepalli, V.
1/04/23 → 31/10/24
UK cattle abattoir AMR survey - PATH-SAFE/VMD
Tongue, S., Foster, G., Webster, C., Henry, M., Rodrigues da Costa, M., Stirling, J., Eze, J., Humphry, R., Nale, J. & Baughan, J.
1/01/23 → 31/01/24
BRACE: Biosecurity and Roundworm Advice for Cattle Enterprises (BRACE)
31/07/22 → 30/07/25
Activity of a bacteriophage cocktail to control Salmonella growth ex vivo in avian, porcine and human epithelial cell culturesNale, J. Y., Ahmed, B., Haigh, R., Shan, J., Phothaworn, P., Thiennimitr, P., Garcia, A., AbuOun, M., Anjum, M. F., Korbsrisate, S., Galyov, E. E., Malik, D. J. & Clokie, M. R. J., 17 Mar 2023, (First published) In: PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research. 4, 1, p. 11-25 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
A framework for assessing the confidence in freedom from infection in animal disease control programmesvan Schaik, G., Madouasse, A., van Roon, A. M., More, S. J., Graham, D. A., Frossling, J., Gethmann, J., Fourichon, C., Mercat, M., Agren, E., Sauter-Louis, C., Gunn, GJ., Eze, JI., Humphry, RW., Henry, MK., Guelbenzu, M., Nielen, M. & Santman-Berends, I. MGA., 30 May 2023, (First published) In: OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique. 42, p. 210-217 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Analysing hyperplasia in Atlantic salmon gills using empirical waveletsCarmichael, A. F. B., Baily, J. L., Reeves, A., Ochoa, G., Boerlage, A. S., Gunn, G., Allshire, R. & Bhowmik, D., 6 Apr 2023, (First published) Medical Imaging 2023: Digital and Computational Pathology. Tomaszewski, J. E. & Ward, A. D. (eds.). SPIE, 124710I. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 12471).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Drop in for farmers
Kate Lamont (Organiser), Jo Baughan (Participant), Ian Hutchinson (Participant), Sam Beechener (Participant) & Emma King (Participant)22 Mar 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
BETTER biosecurity COST Action meetings
Maria Rodrigues da Costa (Participant)7 Feb 2023 → 8 Feb 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participating in a conference, workshop, ...File
Annette Boerlage (Speaker)6 Jun 2023
Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation types › Invited talk
Removing zinc oxide from pig diets – what are your options?
Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Janet Nale, Sam Beechener & Hernan Botero Degiovanni
1 item of Media coverage
Strucutre of Scottish camelids sector
1 item of Media coverage
Scotland's Rural College looks at global link between animal and human diseases
1 Media contribution
Foot and mouth disease in Scotland: improving preparedness and outbreak responses
Harriet Auty (Participant), Thibaud Porphyre (Participant), Lisa A Boden (Participant), B Mark de C Bronsvoort (Participant), Mark E.J. Woolhouse (Participant) & George Gunn (Participant)