Center for Animal Biotechnology  CAB : Organization : Aims/Organisation

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.

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 researchers.
  • Encourage collaboration and scientific interchange between large animal researchers worldwide

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  • Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck, MSc, PhD, MBA, Director
  • Vern Bowles, BScAgr, PhD, Deputy Director
  • Phil Sutton, PhD Student Coordinator
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