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Inspiring a new generation of scientists

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This week we are celebrating British Science Week, where all over the country, schools are finding new and innovative ways to ignite curiosity and passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Find out about what APHA’s STEM ambassadors have been doing recently to bring our biological science to life for students.

International Women’s Day: the benefits of creating a diverse workforce in a male-dominated industry

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Improving diversity in construction is at the heart of a major government infrastructure project to redevelop the UK’s primary capability for animal health science at Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) in Weybridge.

Spotlight on APHA’s zoonotic disease research

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The 6th of July marks World Zoonoses Day - an opportunity to raise awareness of those diseases that affect both humans and animals. The origin of diseases has been on everyone’s mind over the past 18 months, particularly those that cause epidemics. Here Dr. Nick Johnson of the newly formed Vector-Borne Diseases group within APHA’s Virology Department discusses what a zoonosis is and what APHAs role is in responding to them.

Invasive Species Week 2021

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Organisations across the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are working together on a week of action to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, their impacts, and the simple things that everyone can do to help prevent their spread. Learn more about why this topic is so important and what you can do to help.