Bovine TB Science Advisory Body Established

UK - A new Bovine TB Science Advisory Body (bTB SAB) has been set up to provide independent advice to the British Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on bovine TB-related research.
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Defra said etsablishing the new panel fulfils the department’s commitment to obtaining independent scientific advice on bovine TB as set out in the government’s strategic framework for the sustainable control of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain.

The group will provide expert oversight of Defra-funded bovine TB research, identify gaps in the current evidence base and provide independent advice on the strategic direction of, and priorities for, all Defra-funded bovine TB-related research.

The group’s Chairman is Professor Quintin McKellar, Principal and Dean of the Royal Veterinary College.

The introductory meeting of the Science Advisory Body will take place on 28th January 2008.

The members of the bTB Science Advisory Body are: Professor Quintin McKellar, Principal and Dean of the Royal Veterinary College; Professor Douglas Young, Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection, Imperial College London; Professor Dirk Pfeiffer, Epidemiology Division, The Royal Veterinary College; Professor Cecil McMurray CBE, Sci-Tech Consultancy; and Dr Andrew Moxey, Pareto Consulting.

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