UK scientists join forces to tackle bird flu

Some of the UK’s top scientists are to set to join forces in a major new research consortium in the UK’s battle against bird flu, it has been announced today (Monday 20 June).

The eight-strong consortium, headed by the world-leading research team at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), has received £1.5 million from the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and has been tasked with developing new strategies to tackle future bird flu outbreaks.

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