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Partner 3: The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)


                                       Key Staff Involved in 3SR:
Stephen Bishop (WP3 Leader)
John Hopkins
Josephine Pemberton
                                     3SR Involvement:
WP3 Leader

The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK with an international reputation as a centre of academic excellence (23rd in the World). Almost all members of staff at the university are research active, with 75% of staff in Departments of 5 or 5* (international importance – RAE 2001).

From 2008, The Roslin Institute (RI) is within The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (RAE 5), which has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Roslin undertakes top-class basic and translational science to tackle some of the most pressing issues in animal health and welfare and their implications for human health. RI has been the foremost research institute for livestock genetics and genomics in the UK and a major player in international research for 20 years and has a wealth of experience in all areas of genomics.

RI has led and been involved in many major EU funded genomics projects in all livestock species. Amongst the many contributions from RI are the development of statistical tools for analysis of quantitative trait loci, the development of databases for genomics data ( and close involvement in the chicken genome sequencing project. RI hosts the UK Centre for Functional Genomics ( and maintains many close collaborative links with academic research groups and the livestock industry worldwide. All three PIs involved in 3SR have more than 20 years research experience and 100 peer-reviewed publications in livestock genetics, genomics, animal health and ecology.

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