- Bill Gates visits Easter Bush
30 July 2014
Bill Gates has visited the Easter Bush Campus to hear about research to improve the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide.
- Tropical farmers’ plight is focus of animal research initiative
29 July 2014
Challenges faced by livestock farmers in tropical developing countries are the focus of a new alliance involving researchers from Scotland and Africa.
The Roslin Institute is a National Institute of Bioscience (NIB) which receives Institute Strategic Programme Grant funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). It is a part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh.
The Institute undertakes research within the framework of BBSRC Institute Strategic Programmes focussed on the health and welfare of animals, and applications of basic animal sciences in human and veterinary medicine, the livestock industry and food security.
The Roslin Institute is located on the University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Campus and brings onto one site the research of the Institute alongside the teaching and clinical activities of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. The building now accommodates over 500 staff and students from The Roslin institute alongside Animal Science colleagues from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).
The Easter Bush Campus is also home to the National Avian Research Facility (NARF) and will be the location of a new 8000m2 Bioincubator building currently in design phase.
Easter Bush Research Consortium
The Roslin Institute is a member of the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC), which brings together The Roslin Institute, Animal Sciences researchers of Scotland's Rural College, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Moredun Research Institute. The partnerships within the EBRC provide major opportunities for application and exploitation of the research of the consortium partners.
Together, the EBRC forms one of the largest groups focussed on the biology of companion and production animals in the world. It undertakes basic and translational science to tackle pressing issues in animal genetics and genomics, development, health and welfare and their implications for human health.
The Roslin Institute receives strategic funding from the BBSRC.
The institutes' research underpins key sectors of the UK economy such as agriculture, bioenergy, biotechnology, food and drink and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the institutes maintain unique research facilities of national importance.