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Seasonal Reproduction in Birds: From Seeing the Light to Weathering the Storm

Inaugural lecture of Professor Simone Meddle Personal Chair of Behavioural NeuroendocrinologyProfessor Simone Meddle will discuss research showing how the environment regulates the reproductive…

From  Peter Crooks on November 4th, 2019 0 likes 24 plays 0  

BioPOD April 2019: Chicken Bioreactor

In this podcast episode, we interview Dr Lissa Herron from the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh on her research. Quote: "In chickens you can make human proteins that are of a…

From  Annette Caroline Georgia Peach on October 3rd, 2019 0 likes 14 plays 0  

Inaugural Lecture - Prof John Hickey

Inaugural lecture of Professor John Hickey, Profesor of Animal BreedingBreeding improves the efficiency, productivity, profitability and environmental impact of agriculture. Chickens in the…

From  Peter Crooks on May 30th, 2019 0 likes 248 plays 0  

2018 at Roslin

2018 was an exciting year at The Roslin Institute, filled with news-worthy research, awards, scientific and public events, training courses and more.

From  Connor McLeod on December 14th, 2018 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Professor Geoff Simm: Inaugural lecture: Thought for Food - Food for Thought?

Inaugural lecture by Professor Geoff Simm, Professor of Global Agriculture and Food SecurityRecorded 3/12/2018 at the Roslin Auditorium. Abstract:Feeding the world's growing population well -…

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From  Peter Crooks on December 5th, 2018 0 likes 142 plays 0  

The advantages of genetic modification

Professor Helen Sang tells us about the advantages of transgenesis for animal health. Video and animation produced by Sonal Katyal MSc.

From  Connor McLeod on July 20th, 2018 0 likes 49 plays 0  

The bright future of genetic modification

Professor Bruce Whitelaw explains how transgenesis could be used to e.g. produce mosquitoes that do not transmit malaria. Video and animation produced by Sonal Katyal MSc.

From  Connor McLeod on July 20th, 2018 0 likes 16 plays 0  

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editor

Roslin researcher Gus McFarlane explains how this gene editing tool works and how powerful it can be for studying biology. Video and animation produced by Sonal Katyal MSc and The Zoom Club.

From  Connor McLeod on July 20th, 2018 0 likes 79 plays 0  

The advantages of genome editing

Gus McFarlane talks of how humans have been modifying the genetic information of animals for thousands of years, resulting sometimes in undesirable traits, and how gene editing techniques have the…

From  Connor McLeod on July 20th, 2018 0 likes 47 plays 0  

The future of genome editing

Professor Bruce Whitelaw tells us about current and future applications of genome editing. This is a powerful tool for preventing diseases as it can be used for instance for producing pigs resistant…

From  Connor McLeod on July 20th, 2018 0 likes 40 plays 0  

What is gene editing all about?

Dr Chris Proudfoot explains what gene editing is all about and how it works. Video and animation produced by Sonal Katyal MSc.

From  Connor McLeod on July 20th, 2018 0 likes 77 plays 0  

What is transgenesis all about?

In this video and animation produced by Sonal Katyal MSc, Roslin PhD student Gus McFarlane explains how genetic modification, through a process called transgenesis, works and its potential to…

From  Connor McLeod on July 19th, 2018 0 likes 46 plays 0  

How we use gene editing

In this video and animation produced by Sonal Katyal MSc, Dr Simon Lillico explains how scientists have used gene editing at The Roslin Institute to produce pigs resistant to the PRRS virus.

From  Connor McLeod on July 19th, 2018 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Inaugural lecture of Professor Neil Mabbott: Prions - ninja pathogens and immune system hijackers

Prion diseases are a unique group of brain diseases in animals and humans which cause extensive damage to nerve cells in the brain, to which there is currently no effective treatment or cure. Some…

From  Jenny Durkin on April 2nd, 2018 0 likes 120 plays 0  

Bill Gates and Secretary of State visit the Easter Bush Campus

The event included showcasing of work on improving livestock production in Africa and the announcement of a £4 million boost from the UK Government.Bill Gates at the Easter Bush Campus.…

From  camvid camvid on January 26th, 2018 0 likes 46 plays 0  

Vitamin D: hope or hype?

Speakers Richard Mellanby, and Iris Mair, MRC Centre for Inflammation ResearchInterest in vitamin D has rapidly grown in recent years with numerous studies linking a lack of vitamin D to the…

From  Peter Crooks on November 16th, 2017 0 likes 177 plays 0