Global Research Alliance for Bovine Tuberculosis (GRAbTB)

The Global Research Alliance aims to establish and sustain global research partnerships that will generate scientific knowledge and tools to contribute to the successful control and eradication of bovine TB

Strategic Goals

Goal 1. Identify research opportunities and facilitate collaborations within the Alliance

Goal 2. Conduct strategic and multi-disciplinary research to better understand TB

Goal 3. Develop and share novel and improved tools to control TB

Goal 4. Serve as a communication and technology sharing gateway for the global bovine TB research community and stakeholders

Goal 5: Promote collaboration with the human TB research community

GRAbTB is coordinated by Dr Glyn Hewinson and Dr Vivek Kapur



Glyn Hewinson

Lead Scientist for Bovine TB

APHA, Woodham Ln, Addlestone KT15 3NB, UK


Vivek Kapur

Dep. of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802,


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GRAbTB Participants organizations



Organisation Name Address
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)/Defra Area 5B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR
China Agricultural University 17 Qinghua E Rd, Haidian, Beijing, China
Consejo Nacional Técnico Consultivo de Sanidad Animal (CONASA) Edificio de Posgrado e Investigación, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Cd. Universitaria, 04510 D.F., Mexico
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa) Embrapa Gardo de Corte, Av. Rádio Maia, 830 – Vila Popular, Campo Grande – MS, Brazil
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) INTA Los Reseros y Nicolás Repetto CP, 1686 Hurlingham, Argentina
Moredun Research Institute Moredun Scientific Ltd, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ
Pennsylvania State University Office of Sponsored Programs, 110Technology Center, University Park, PA 16802-7000
The University Court of the University of Edinburgh, acting through its Roslin Institute Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian EH25 9RG, United Kingdom
Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)  Chennai – 600 051
University College Dublin  Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois c/o Office of Sponsored Programs, 1901 South First Street, Suite A

Champaign, IL 61820-7406

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, United Kingdom
University of Nottingham  School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE125UD, UK
VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre/Complutense University of Madrid Avenida de Sénica 2, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Wildlife Disease Laboratory, Michigan Department of Natural Resources  4125 Beaumont Road, Room 250, Lansing, MI 48910-8106, USA