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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - DSTL


The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is an agency of the UK Ministry of Defence. As part of its remit to provide UK government with advice and specialised facilities for research, Dstl maintains breeding colonies of common marmosets and pure-bred rhesus monkeys of Indian origin, to support research activities conducted on site. Both colonies have been established for >20y and  are self-sustaining. The research is cross-disciplinary and directed towards the development of countermeasures to prevent or mitigate the effects of poisoning by chemical or biological agents.



Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Porton Down
Salisbury SP4 0JQ

Administrative matters:
Richard Furlong
rwfurlong @

Financial matters:
Sue Webb
srwebb @

Maureen Cole
mlcole @

Scientific and administrative matters:
Leah Scott
lascott @

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