The team is also interested in emerging viral disease and potential routes of infection, in particular, Hepatitis E virus is the main interest of the group. The current postgraduate project underway is investigating the risk associated with Hepatitis E virus present in commercial shellfish sold in Scotland.
Currently, work is funded by the European Union and two projects are active:
• EUFP7 XENOISLET 2013-2016 http://xenoislet.eu/
• EUFP7 TRIAD 2011-2014 www.TRIAD.eu
Prof Scobie also consults for Aptalis Pharma Plc and Xenothera (INSERM) with regard to viral safety in porcine derived products.
Victoria Cruikshank (Victoria.Cruikshank@gcu.ac.uk)
Zoe Laing (PhD student)
Prof Scobie is Chair of the Genetic Modification Steering Committee for GMO work carried out at GCU. If you wish to carry out work with any GMO at GCU please contact Prof Scobie by email for guidance to the Portal and the relevant documents.