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Vaccines made using algae are being developed to keep fish free from disease and help protect the UK’s aquaculture industry. The project is one of 12 to receive a total of £5.1 million which will further research to address challenges for aquaculture.


The World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) marked 60 years of being the global centre of expertise in the diagnostics and surveillance of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) with a two-day symposium on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 November. The Pirbright Institute, home to the WRLFMD, welcomed visitors from across the globe for a series of talks that showcased the WLRFMD’s contribution to science and its commitment to protect the world’s livestock from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).


When the first flowers appeared around 130 million years ago, it marked a revolution in plant reproduction. But it’s sometimes easy to forget how sophisticated they are, and how important they are to our everyday lives.