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Professor Gary Entrican

Professor Gary Entrican

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


Professor Gary Entrican (BSc, PhD, FHEA) is a Principal Research Scientist and Group Leader at Moredun Research Institute. He is also Honorary Professor within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at The University of Edinburgh.

His research interests are ruminant immunology and development of vaccination strategies to control infectious diseases of livestock by improved understanding of disease pathogenesis and identification of immunological correlates of protection. This principally applies to chlamydial abortion in sheep but also includes other bacterial and viral pathogens of sheep and cattle and extends to studies on human chlamydial disease.

He is Chair of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) Veterinary Immunology Committee (VIC) and incoming Congress Secretary of The British Society for Immunology (BSI). He is a member of the Coordination Group of the BBSRC UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network (BBSRC UK VVN), a member of the veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC) of the Horse Race Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and a member of the International Research Consortium (IRC) Scientific Committee of the Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses (STAR-IDAZ). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Gary led a BBSRC/Bio-Rad AbD Serotec-funded Industrial Partnership Award on identification of immune correlates in sheep and cattle with The Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh.  The outputs of this project were summarised in a webinar delivered under the auspices of Bio-Rad AbD Serotec in July 2015.  This webinar is available here

Current Research

  • Leader of Work Package 2.2 (Livestock Production, Health, Welfare and Disease Control) within Theme 2 (Productive and Sustainable Land Management and Rural Economies) of the Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme (2016-2021).
  • Co-applicant on the BBSRC Animal Health Club (ARC) Project ‘Understanding inflammatory processes in ovine footrot to inform rational vaccine design’, with Dr Sabine Totemeyer at University of Nottingham (2015-2018). 
  • Leader of Work Package 6 (Sustainability) on the Horizon2020 Biocontainment Infrastructures Project ‘VetBioNet’ funded by The European Commission, with 28 international partners (2017-2022).     


Selected Key Publications