Funding Our Future

The Canine Genetics Centre faces a funding gap of £345,000 for the 12 month period from 1 April 2024. If this gap is not filled:
– Staff will be made redundant.
– Valuable experience and expertise will be lost.
– Ongoing projects will be affected and may be abandoned.
– 40,000+ DNA samples may be lost.


Dr Cathryn Mellersh, head of the canine genetics centre, recently gave an online presentation to around 150 people to describe the funding gap that we now face. You can read a full summary, view the presentation and read all the questions that were raised, with their corresponding answers.


Please rest assured that we are all working very hard to ensure the future of the genetics centre (whilst also trying to do what we are really here for – research to benefit dogs). We will post updates on our website as and when we have any news to share.