Dr Alex Morrow | Chair of the International Research Consortium
STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health | United Kingdom

Dr Alex Morrow, Chair of the International Research Consortium, STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health

Dr Alex Morrow, BA, MVB, PhD, MRCVS is veterinary surgeon with seventeen years’ experience in research working on the pathogenesis and control of Amblyomma variegatum-associated dermatophilosis, followed by four years in a research support capacity at Edinburgh University and fourteen years in his current position in research programme management with Defra where he is International Evidence Lead for Animal Health and Welfare.
He established and coordinated for 10 years the European Collaborative Working Group (CWG) on Animal Health and Welfare research, under the EU Standing Committee on Agriculture Research, and led the associated EU-funded EMIDA ERA-NET on Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Animals.  He currently leads the STAR-IDAZ global network, “Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses”, and the associated International Research Consortium (IRC), with a higher level of commitment to collaboration, which was launched by the European Commission in January 2016.  He now also heads the EU-funded IRC secretariat. 


DC Co-conference Day 3 April 5 @ 11:30

Panel:Alternatives to Antibiotics: Issues and opportunities from funders’ perspective

  • How to incentivise vet pharma companies to produce new veterinary products to reduce AMR resistance
  • Marketing the science and the costs associated with this
  • Statement of societal goals that the funding entity would like to accomplish
  • Political feasibility of incentive mechanisms (e.g., is a program that gives money to large pharma companies likely to be accepted by legislators?)
  • Economics of incentive mechanisms (e.g., which incentive ‘lever’ can be pushed for maximal effect?  What would unintended consequences of such incentives be?)

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