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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Mohammed Doudo

Mohammed Doudo

Supervisor - Professor James Wood

Role of persisting immunising antigen and T-dependent immune responses in the duration of immunity against foot and mouth disease virus.


I graduated from the faculty of Veterinary Medicine- University of Khartoum in 2003 with distinction. After two years experience as veterinarian; I joined the Veterinary Research Institute in 2005 where I joined the foot and mouth disease (FMD) Group, and then I carried out my MSc in FMD epidemiology in the Sudan at the Sudan Academy of Sciences and completed it by 2008. I have contributed in many research works related to FMD in the Sudan, moreover, I have contributed in the FMD Network activities in the Sudan and East Africa. I have got the IDB Cambridge International Scholarship and I pursue my PhD at the department of veterinary medicine in FMD virus, with Professor James Wood (University of Cambridge) and Dr. Nicholas juleff (The Pirbright Institute- UK), to assess the host immune response to maintain long term immunity against FMD

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Departments and Institutes

Gradute student

Research Interests



Infectious diseases


Follicular dendritic Cells



  • Animal model
  • B Cells
  • Innate Immunity
  • Humoral and cellular immune response
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Foot and Mouth disease virus

Key Publications

1- Habiela,M., Seago, J., Perez-Martin, E., Waters, R., Windsor, M., Salguero, F.J., Wood, J., Charleston, B., Juleff, N., 2014. Laboratory animal models to study foot-and-mouth disease: a review with emphasis on natural and vaccine-induced immunity. The Journal of general virology 95, 2329-2345.

2- M. Habiela, N. P. Ferris, G. H. Hutchings, J. Wadsworth, S. M. Reid, M. Madi, K. Ebert, K. J. Sumption, N. J. Knowles, D. P. King and D. J. Paton (2010): Molecular characterization of foot-and-Mouth disease viruses collected from Sudan, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 57(5)-305-314.


3- Habiela, M., M. A. G. Alamin, Y. A. Raouf, Y. H. Ali (2010): Epizootiological Study of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Sudan: The Situation after Two Decades. Vet. Arhiv 80(1) 11-26.


4- Raouf Y A, Ali B H, El Amin M A, A Shallalie A M, Hiba Hashim and Habiela M, (2010): Laboratory Investigation of Three Outbreaks Of Foot-And-Mouth Disease At Central Sudan And The Disease Type Situation. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr., 58, 308-314.