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Pirbright Institute  - BBSRC National Vaccinology Centre: The Jenner Building

Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Avian Diseases

On 11 April 2015, a new joint China-United Kingdom International Centre for Research on Avian Diseases (CERAD) was officially opened at a ceremony in Binzhou, China.

The joint centre, funded by the BBSRC-Newton Fund, aim to bring the avian researchers at The Pirbright Institute and the Shandong Binzhou Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine Academy in China together to create a virtual Research Institute with state-of-the-art laboratory capability.


Shandong Binzhou Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine Academy

2018 Sino-British Symposium on Recent Advances in Avian Disease Research at the Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute 3 - 5 August 2018 

Main Topics:

Molecular Evolution & Epidemiology of avian pathogens
Host-pathogen interactions in pathogenesis
Avian immune response to diseases and vaccines
Exploiting avian genomics to control avian diseases
New approaches in diagnosis of avian diseases
New trends in vaccine development against avian diseases
Opportunities for collaboration for innovations in avian disease research

We are sure that you will appreciate the scientific report presentations, the opportunity to exchange ideas with us, as well as enjoying the development of Shanghai city culture.

Please save mark your calendar now and join us in Shanghai we look forward to welcoming you.

For further information please contact:


Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science

Previous CERAD Meetings

Under the umbrella of CERAD, following successful meetings have been held:

Inaugural meeting of the UK China CERAD & Symposium on Recent Advances in Avian Disease Research at Binzhou Lvdu Hotel, Binzhou, China 11 - 12 April 2015.

Second Sino-British Symposium on Recent Advances in Avian disease Research at the LVDU International Hotel, Binzhou, China 26 - 28 March 2016

Third Sino-British Symposium on "Recent Advances in Avian disease Research at the Harbout Hotel, Guildford, UK 31st August - 1st September 2017

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