The Roslin Institute

Genetics and Genomics


Professor David Burt received a 1st class honours in Molecular Biology at Edinburgh University in 1977 and a PhD in molecular genetics from Leicester University in 1980.

His research has been on a wide range of species (bacteriophage lambda, bacteria, mouse, rat, human and birds) and research areas (transcription circuits, cDNA cloning of growth factors, renin-angiotensin system and hypertension, QTL mapping, developmental biology, bioinformatics and avian genomics).

He has worked in the ICI-Joint Lab at Leicester University, Harvard Medical School (USA), Clinical Research Centre (London) and the Roslin Institute/Edinburgh University. He was appointed Head of Avian Molecular Biology in 1988 and director of the ARK-Genomics facility in 2000.