8 runners, 4 legs, 2 teams and a Border Collie who started it all

On 1st September, two teams will be heading to London to run the Big Relay and raise funds to support the Canine Genetics Centre and its idiopathic epilepsy (IE) research. One team, who came up with the idea, was inspired by a Border Collie named Buddy; the second team is made up of CGC researchers who are eager to support the cause. Continue reading

Cathryn awarded the ICHA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Canine Genetics Centre has had something very special to celebrate this month. Our group leader, Dr Cathryn Mellersh, has been selected as the winner of perhaps the most prestigious award given annually as an international prize in canine health, the International Canine Health Awards (ICHA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizes in this, and a number of other categories, are sponsored by Vernon and Lesley Hill, founders of Metro Bank, and awarded annually by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust , whose independent adjudicators are world-wide experts. Continue reading