A WOMAN from Edgware has raised over thousands in sponsorship money to put on a groundbreaking international conference on MRSA in animals. Jill Moss, of Edgware Bury Lane, became an authority on the subject after her dog died of the human strain, and was approached University of Liverpool Faculty of science to put on an international conference. She said: "I'm really proud to be part of it. It has come about because DEFRA decided to set up a working group on current research into animal MRSA, which can be passed from human to animals and vice versa. They invited me to become the only lay member of the committee. I was then asked to put on a conference by the university. There will be experts from all over the world coming to present their research. From this we will decide the way forward."