Aims and Organisation
The Centre for Animal Biotechnology (CAB) was established in 1990
as a centre of excellence for large animal research within the School
of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne. The major goal
of CAB is to promote and conduct high quality research in large animal
species that will contribute significantly to the development of improved
methods for livestock management and disease control as well as serving
as useful models for human disease processes. See full publication list for details.
Specifically the aims of the CAB are to:
- Conduct research into the immunology of veterinary species.
- Promote the use of large animals as models for basic immune mechanisms
and human diseases
- Apply scientific discoveries to the development of practical methods
of livestock management
- Develop strong links with commercial companies for the development
and testing of new products.
- Promote large animal research through the development of reagents
made available to researchers worldwide.
- Disseminate research findings through public presentations and
publication in international scientific journals.
- Encourage the entry of scientists into large animal research through
education of post-graduate students and training of post-doctoral
- Encourage collaboration and scientific interchange between large
animal researchers worldwide
Please take the time to peruse our website and feel free to contact
us with any comments or suggestions.
Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck, MSc, PhD,
Vern Bowles, BScAgr, PhD, Deputy Director
Garry Barcham, BSc, Lab. Manager
Phil Sutton, PhD Student Coordinator
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19 May 2009