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Exploring and exploiting the microbiome

The rise of metagenomics has allowed us to explore the human microbiome and that of domestic livestock, plants and the environment, offering interesting opportunities to exploit this knowledge for the health and wellbeing of all. The aim of this event is to raise awareness about Scotland’s considerable expertise in this area and to build links to support collaboration for the future. Taking the...

The University Chancellor has planted a tree to mark the start of work on Easter Bush Innovation Centre

The Easter Bush Innovation Centre will bring together the University’s veterinary teaching, research and enterprise activities in a vibrant, interactive core at the heart of the Campus. Royal Visit Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the site, located next to the Roslin Institute, prior to construction which commences in March, as part of a visit to the University. Read more .

£15M boost for Scotland's gene research

Edinburgh Genomics is very excited to announce that we, with core support from the University of Edinburgh and in close collaboration with the University of Glasgow, have purchased an Illumina HiSeqX system. The official press release from the Universities (as the Scottish Genomes Partnership) and Illumina announcing the purchase is here . The HiSeqX is Illumina’s latest genome sequencing...

NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility

2014–15 NBAF Pilot Project Grants Competition The provision of NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility includes access to high-level genomics and bioinformatics for the UK research community ( http://nbaf.nerc.ac.uk/ ). To help scientists working within the NERC remit to take advantage of these opportunities, NERC is again providing funding for small pilot/development projects using the very latest,...

Collaboration with scientists at The Roslin Institute

Edinburgh Genomics are excited to collaborate with scientists at The Roslin Institute who plan to use some of our cutting edge genomics technologies to investigate diseases in dogs... The UK's most popular pedigree dog is about to have its genome sequenced at the institute where Dolly the Sheep was created. The research, which coincides with an online project to trace the cause of environmental...

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