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Dr David Longbottom

Dr David Longbottom

David Longbottom

 +44 (0)131 445 5111

Bush Loan
EH26 0PZ


David is a senior principal scientist at the Moredun Research Institute and his current research interests include: understanding the mechanisms by which chlamydial pathogens cause disease and the interaction between host and pathogen; identifying and characterising the components that can be used in the control of chlamydial infections through genomic, bioinformatic, molecular and proteomic approaches; and development of improved control strategies for Ovine Chlamydiosis, including improved vaccines, vaccine delivery systems and diagnostic tools.

Leading Ideas

  • Agriculture
  • Livestock Diseases
  • Livestock improvement

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.2 - Livestock Production, Health, Welfare, and Disease Control
  • 2.2.3 Disease mechanisms
  • 2.2.4 Novel diagnostic tools
  • 2.2.5 Novel vaccines