Dr Mark Bronsvoort

The Roslin Institute

Research Interests

The group currently works on a number of infectious disease projects in Africa and the middle East, as well as the UK. One of the main areas of interest is the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) epidemiology in endemic countries, with on going work on diagnostic test evaluation, modelling surveillance and evaluation of surveillance activities. I provide support to the EUFMD research group with particular emphasis on surveillance activities in the Thrace region of Turkey. I also manage a large cohort study of cattle diseases in the indigenous cattle in Western Kenya looking at the links between the genotype and disease risk. In addition, there are a number of small projects looking at zoonotic disease seroprevalence in Cameroonian cattle being carried out by veterinary undergraduate summer students.


The group has a number of active collaborations including:
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – Kenya
Onderstepoort Veterinary School – South Africa
Swedish Veterinary Laboratory (SVA) – Sweden
Institute for Animal Health (IAH) – UK
Institute for Zoology – UK
Institute for Research in Development (IRAD) - Cameroon

Selected Publications

  • Paul R. Bessell, Kate R. Searle, Harriet K. Auty, Ian G. Handel, Bethan V. Purse, Mark Bronsvoort. 2013. Epidemic potential of an emerging vector borne disease in a marginal environment: Schmallenberg in Scotland. Scientific Reports Vol: 3. More»
  • Mark Bronsvoort, Samuel Thumbi, Jane Poole, Henry Kiara, Olga Tosas, Ian Handel, Amy Jennings, Ilana Conradie van Wyk, Mary Ndila, P. G. Toye, Olivier Hanotte, J Coetzer, Mark Woolhouse. 2013. Design and descriptive epidemiology of the Infectious Diseases of East African Livestock (IDEAL) project, a longitudinal calf cohort study in western Kenya. BMC Veterinary Research Vol: 9 Pages: 171. More»
  • F. Scolamacchia, I.G. Handel, E.M. Fevre, K.L. Morgan, V.N. Tanya, B.M.D.C. Bronsvoort. 2010. Serological Patterns of Brucellosis, Leptospirosis and Q Fever in Bos indicus Cattle in Cameroon. PLoS One Vol: 5. More»
  • Ian G. Handel, Kim Willoughby, Fiona Land, Bronwyn Koterwas, Kenton L. Morgan, Vincent N. Tanya, Barend M. deC. Bronsvoort. 2011. Seroepidemiology of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV) in the Adamawa Region of Cameroon and Use of the SPOT Test to Identify Herds with PI Calves. PLoS One Vol: 6 Pages: -. More»