World Buiatrics Congress 2016 (WBC 2016) Contact WBC 2016
The World’s Premier Cattle Health Congress
July 3rd - 8th 2016 Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Simon Carpenter

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Head of Entomology, Pirbright Institute


Simon Carpenter is head of the Entomology group in the Vector-borne Viral Disease programme at The Pirbright Institute. He has worked for fourteen years on Culicoides biting midges and their interaction with hosts and viruses. These studies have largely been conducted in response to the unprecedented outbreaks of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses that have occurred in Europe, although he is also currently active through collaborative projects based in India and Brazil. Simon is also a co-investigator on the recently initiated Culicoides genome project led by Dr Mark Fife at The Pirbright Institute, which will revolutionize our understanding of this relatively understudied group.

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