We’ll be posting articles that interest us, our authors or other avian virologists who contact us. They’ll also be added to the most relevant top level tag(s) (e.g. “Birnaviruses” for one just added)
Next Application deadline: 15th June 2017.
Grants for young avian diseases research workers, of any nationality, aged 35 or under, to undertake the following, in countries other than their own:
- Attendance and participation in scientific meetings.
- Short visits to appropriate laboratories for discussions and/or learning specific techniques (maximum duration 14 days).
- Appropriate training courses (not exceeding 14 days).
Deadlines: 15th Feb, 15th June or 15th Nov annually.
Next Application deadline: 31st July 2017.
Small Grants (currently max. £10,000) for research into diseases of poultry.
Grants must be used in furtherance of research on avian diseases.
Applications now closed for 2017. Deadline: 1st April 2017.
Vacation Studentships to enable undergraduate veterinary students in the UK to work on research projects related to avian and particularly poultry diseases during the summer vacation of that year
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
4-8 September 2017
Chicken responses to type I interferon (IFN) have now been defined both in vitro and in vivo.
24–26 July 2017. Churchill College, Cambridge UK
This meeting, building on the success of Emerging Viruses 2015 held in Nottingham, will bring together international researchers with an interest in tackling emerging viruses that affect all species, whether human, pet, production or wild. This will allow cross-fertilisation of ideas and common trends to be identified, as well as discussion of methodologies and prospects going forward.
Ben Peeters et al. (2014) Vaccine 32: 6445–6450. doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.09.048
Freely accessible commentary on the project and wider considerations, including production capacity, available in Poultry World (Dick van Doorn, 6 Mar 2017 “Vaccine atomisation promising for influenza immunisation“)
WHO update (10 Mar) – including 2 possible, small human-human-transmission clusters and a Hong Kong case after a visit to mainland China.
Outbreak News Today update (13 Mar) including ECDC map and risk assessment of HPAI mutants
ECDC 6th Rapid Risk Assessment on H7N9 in China (9 Mar)
New Scientist article (21 Feb) on increased number of human H7N9 cases in China this year, with emergence of HPAI derivatives in China & Taiwan
Laurie Garrett’s article (“A Lethal Bird Flu Returns to China“) on H7N9 in China on the Council on Foreign Relations website.
Li M, Liu H, Bi Y, Sun J, Wong G, Liu D et al. (2017). Emerg Infect Dis. Apr [cited 10-Feb-2017]. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2304.161866