We play a leading role in collaborative research in Edinburgh, around the UK and across Europe.
Notable research collaborations within the UK include the joint running with Cambridge of two long-term population and genetic studies: the NERC Red Deer project on Rum and the BBSRC Soay Sheep project on St Kilda.
The School coordinates GARNet, the UK infrastructure organization for Arabidopsis research, and leads a multi-disciplinary BBSRC UK collaboration on plant signalling, ROBuST.
We have strong relationships with other life science institutes in the Edinburgh area, especially with staff in:
Current and recent European collaborations funded by the Framework Programme include:
RiboSys (Network of Excellence): consortium partners in six countries using systems biology approaches to model pre-messenger RNA and pre-ribosomal RNA metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
EURASNET (Network of Excellence): bringing together 30 research groups working on alternative splicing, from 25 participating institutions in 13 countries.
EPIGENOME (Network of Excellence): 63 groups working to establish a coherent European Research Area in epigenetic research.
EUCLOCK (Integrated Project): investigating the circadian clock from cells to humans, involving 34 groups from 29 institutions in 11 countries.
EuroStemCell (Integrated Project): developing well-characterized cell lines of therapeutic potential derived from stem cells of embryonic, neural, mesodermal and epithelial origin. It also hosts a Training Program to promote interdisciplinary and trans-European collaboration and technology transfer.
ESTools (Integrated Project): 20 research teams from 10 countries investigating the biology of embryonic stem cells and the mechanisms governing their differentiation into more specialised cell types.
European Malaria Vaccine Development Association: a consortium of 15 industrial and academic malaria research centres.
COPOL (Quality of Life Key Action Project): a consortium of 10 laboratories to investigate the control of polysaccharide and lignin biosynthesis to improve raw material quality for the non-food use of plant fibre.
This article was published on Oct 13, 2009