TSE research

Details of the Agency-funded projects under the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, including BSE.

The research programme includes risk assessment, the development of diagnostic tests, studies investigating the pathogenesis of TSEs and their transmissibility, and also the analysis of enforcement and slaughterhouse practices to ensure the effectiveness of food safety controls.

Details of the Agency's previous research on TSEs can be found on the National Archive at the link on the right.