Completed in March 2009, the C H Waddington building is home to the Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh.
The building, featuring lab and office space, is named after Conrad Hal Waddington, a former professor of animal genetics at the University, who is widely regarded as the forefather of systems biology.
Operations on site commenced in January 2008 and were completed in March 2009.
To mark the building’s inauguration, a lecture was given by Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner, a pioneer of genetics and molecular biology.
The Centre for Systems Biology hosts more than 60 researchers who work at the forefront of an emerging scientific discipline.
Combining maths and computer modelling to tackle some of the biggest challenges in biology, their research has applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as in agriculture and the biotechnology sector.
The £7.2 million C H Waddington building is one of six sites dedicated to this emerging field.
This article was published on Aug 9, 2011