UK Funders take a Transdisciplinary Approach to Infectious Disease Research

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), funding councils are driving the integration of mathematical, computational social sciences with life sciences research to explore the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influences the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases of animals, humans and plants.  The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are partnering with funders in the US, Israel and China to improve our understanding of the interactions between humans, livestock, crops, wild animals and plants that lead to infectious diseases such as Zika, Ebola, African Swine Fever and Avian Influenza. 

To view the UKRI corporate 20-21 plan in full please click here.

For an overview of the TREND project please click here.


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