Our funders

Edinburgh Genomics has attracted core funding from the UK Research Councils, and is a recognised facility of the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council. We have also received key support from by The Scottish Universities' Life Science Alliance, The Roslin Foundation, The Darwin Trust and the Wellcome Trust.

Edinburgh Genomics has core funding from:


The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

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Edinburgh Genomics is part of the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility, a collaboration of nodes across the UK that collectively deliver high-quality access to advanced technologies in sequencing, genotyping, metabolomics and bioinformatics to NERC-funded scientists. Edinburgh Genomics is one of the high-throughput sequencing nodes in the NBAF network.


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Edinburgh Genomics has core funding as part of the BBSRC commitment to National Capability in genomics, including sequencing, genotyping, microarray analysis and bioinformatics. This support is delivered through the Roslin Institute.

Edinburgh Genomics was formed by a merger of ARK-Genomics and The GenePool.  ARK-Genomics was originally set up in 2002 at the Roslin Institute with funding from BBSRC's "Investigating Gene Function" initiative.  Since then, ARK-Genomics has been delivering access to high-throughput technologies to the international farm animal community.  In 2011, ARK-Genomics was recognised by BBSRC as a National Capability, with expertise in farm animal genomics.  The objectives of the ARK-Genomics facility are now delivered through Edinburgh Genomics.  The new (merged) facility provides benefits in terms of resilience, scale and cost.


The Medical Research Council (MRC)

Edinburgh Genomics is one of only two High Throughput Sequencing Hubs that have received funding from the MRC. We continue to support MRC-area science from design through execution to analysis and publication, and have particular experience in human genomics and transcriptomics. The MRC HTS Hub funding also supports some of our bioinformatics training activities and the Next Generation Bioinformatics User Group meetings cycle.