Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)

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ZELS associated studentships

ZELS is a joint research initiative between the Department for International Development (DFID) and:

  • Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Economic & Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Its purpose is to make a step change in the research evidence available to inform decision makers on how to minimise the health risks associated with the rapidly changing nature of livestock systems in developing countries, focusing on those risks which impact on the livelihoods and health of poor people.

BBSRC manages the ZELS programme on behalf of all funders, and further information can be found on the BBSRC website - external link.

ZELS associated studentships

An expected key outcome of ZELS associated studentships is to create a concentrated focus for doctoral training in ZELS related research, building a strong and active cohort of students who are able, and encouraged, to work together. The training environment should provide students with excellent opportunities to gain transferrable skills and to conduct original and scientifically excellent research.