Insights and Impact from the Physics of Animal Health
12-13 April 2018 School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus. Workshop Chairs: Sarah Blott and Cyril Rauch
Veterinary medicine has an essential impact on our society through its role in the safeguarding of both animal and human health. A role which includes monitoring and controlling zoonotic disease (infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans) and ensuring food safety and supply through the maintenance of livestock health and production. Global demand for food is rising, driven by factors such as population growth and climate change, requiring ever more efficient food production through the intensification and industrialisation of agriculture. This is creating new challenges for food safety and animal health, requiring diverse and innovative solutions.
This workshop aims to grow the community of biologists, clinicians and industry professionals engaging with physicists to solve important animal health problems. Discussions will focus around strategic research areas which impact on disease resistance, food security and safety. The structure of the workshop is intended to demonstrate the insights which may be gained from studying the physics of animal health and the resulting impact that can be achieved. As well as plenary talks there will be sessions designed to seed the development of new collaborative projects.
Who should attend?
Academic, clinical and industrial research scientists, veterinary surgeons, and animal health industry professionals interested in generating new research collaborations which integrate physics and biology.
Invited speakers and group discussions will focus on three key areas:
Mechanisms of disease resistance
Impact of biological structure on disease
Enhanced breeding technologies
Further programme details will be uploaded shortly.
Registration is FREE but places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.