Research at the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine
The University of Edinburgh
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, together with the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry, forms a leading European centre of academic excellence. Edinburgh is one of the largest and most successful research universities in the UK, with key interests in biology, veterinary medicine and medicine. In total, more than 1,000 postgraduate, postdoctoral and faculty researchers are employed directly on biomedical research projects at Edinburgh, generating research income in excess of £45 million p.a.
The Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine
The CTVM is one of 4 departments of the Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies. Facilities available cover all the major scientific disciplines associated with veterinary medicine in the tropics. Our laboratories are fully equipped for the techniques associated with immunological and molecular biological studies in protozoology, entomology, helminthology, virology, bacteriology, immunology, nutrition and research on draught animals.
Facilities are available for Category 3 containment of dangerous pathogens
and genetically manipulated organisms. Specialist facilities include
equipment and accommodation for exercise, physiological and climatological
studies on equids and large ruminants, including draught animals, an isolation
unit for studying vector borne diseases of ruminants in the tropics, small
engineering and electronic workshops and provision for the production of
audio-visual aids, including video. On-line and CD-ROM library facilities
are used to provide an information service for veterinarians and
agriculturalists working in tropical countries.
Follow the links below to investigate the activities of our different research groups or see individual staff entries for their specific research interests: