The Roslin Institute is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for animal genetics and health.
State-of-the-art facilities supporting four Research Divisions:
Blueprint for healthy animals
Aim: to provide knowledge & tools to underpin the design & implementation of strategies to improve animal health & performance.
Control of infectious diseases
Aim: to enhance the supply & safety of food by providing the knowledge required to detect, treat & prevent animal and zoonotic diseases:
Improving animal production and welfare
Aim: to enhance the yield & quality of animals or their products while improving welfare, efficiency and sustainability:
Bruce Whitelaw is currently the Deputy Director and Director of Partnerships at The Roslin Institute and Professor of Animal Biotechnology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Having pioneered the use of lentivirus vectors for transgene delivery, he is currently establishing robust methodology for genome editing in livestock.
Bruce actively seeks to apply this technology in the field of animal biotechnology. Specifically, he aims to exploit this knowledge to develop innovative biotechnological solutions to combat infectious diseases in animals, evaluate new treatments of human disease through transgenic animal models, and establish efficient protein production systems in animals.