APHA is building increasingly more sophisticated tools to integrate full genome sequences with epidemiological information enabling visualisation of how disease is spreading. In this two-minute read, learn about how APHA is using this technology in practice.
Data analysis & modelling
As coronavirus case numbers in the UK started to come down in June of this year, policy makers were beginning to talk about resuming international travel. In this blog, we hear from Risk Analyst Catherine McCarthy as she talks about an opportunity APHA had to produce a risk assessment for human international air travel … something very different for us!
This year’s symposium, held at APHA Weybridge, was entitled ‘Global thinking: Modelling pathogen risk and spread across borders’. Read on to find out how important mathematical modelling is to predict where, and how, pathogens may spread from country to country in the future.
March 2nd marked the 9th International Open Data Day, an annual event promoting awareness and use of open data. Colin Birch, lead statistician at APHA, shares with us his first time experience of publishing a disease simulation model by open access and public release.
The Animal Disease Testing Service, or ADTS, is an innovative digital sample submission service for private vets. Launched last year as part of the surveillance and diagnostic testing service it is delivered by APHA’s Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department (SLSD). Kirsty Line, …
Today, 14th November, is GIS Day and to mark the occasion, Animal and Plant Health Agency staff explain the role that GIS plays in safeguarding animal and plant health in the United Kingdom.
Saira Cawthraw talks about DNA profiling at APHA and its use in combating rural crime.
Charlotte Cook, Senior Risk Analyst at APHA, talks about the annual modelling symposium held at APHA Weybridge in February 2018.
April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness month! Charlotte Cook and Flavie Vial share with us one of the many ways mathematics is used within APHA to inform decision-making.
Kirsty Line talks about the role played by APHA's laboratory services in the development of the Animal Disease Testing Service, a new digital service for vets.