ZED projects funded by DFID, BBSRC, MRC, NERC, ESRC and DSTL presented to the UK Chief Scientist
Sir Mark Walport, the UK Chief Scientific Advisor, and representatives of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, visited the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday 15 July 2015. The visit to the country was, in part, to understand UK scientific investments in Kenya; ILRI is a major recipient of UK Government funding for livestock and health research. Two of the ZED group’s flagship projects, Urban Zoo and ZooLinK, are funded by the UK Research Councils (BBSRC, MRC, NERC, ESRC, DSTL and the Department of International Development – DFID), and as such, were presented to Sir Mark by Prof Eric Fèvre in a scientific session during his visit to ILRI. In addition, Dr Tim Robinson (Urban Zoo and ZooLinK co-PI) presented a framework for studying antimicrobial drug resistance in domestic livestock populations.
Lets take a glimpse at Sir Marks Visit at ILRI with a warm reception from the ZED group
Sir Mark taking a tour around ILRI
Prof. Eric presenting ZED group flagship projects
Dr. Tim presenting on antimicrobial resistance
Sir Mark keenly following the presentations
Pictures credited to ILRI