The Moredun Research Institute

The Moredun Research Institute is internationally recognised for its work on infectious diseases of sheep and other ruminants.

The aims of the Institute are:

  • To carry out innovative basic and strategic multidisciplinary research on diseases which undermine biological efficiency, impair animal welfare or threaten public health.
  • To develop strategies for improved control and prevention of disease, thereby furthering animal and human wellbeing and encouraging sustainable agriculture.
  • To contribute new knowledge to biological science, comparative medicine, environmental protection and public health.
  • To maintain specialist diagnostic and disease surveillance services to facilitate epidemiological investigations, and early awareness of emerging problems.