Staff news

Bio-research restructure

A new management structure for the University's biomedical and biological research functions is to be created.

Effective from 1 August, the newly formed Central Bio-Research Services (CBS) will provide unified governance and management of bio-research facilities within the following areas:

  • Biomedical Research Resources (BRR), the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
  • the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
  • the School of Biological Sciences, the College of Science & Engineering
  • Veterinary Services (formerly known as Biological Services).

Directors appointed

The University has appointed Dr Graham L Thomas as Director of CBS.

He has been Director of BRR within the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine since 2000. Prior to this he held research positions in the UK and USA.

Dr Lesley Penny has been appointed as Director of Veterinary Services. She will take up the role in early August, succeeding Eleanor Weir, who will retire in July.

Dr Penny held the post of Named Veterinary Surgeon at the Roslin Institute since 1999.

Both directors will report to Hugh Edmiston, the newly appointed Director of the Corporate Services Group, who will take on the role of Principal Establishment Licence Holder from 1 September.

I look forward to developing CBS and the new unified management structure for the University’s bio-research facilities, and working with colleagues across the University in taking this valuable and exciting project forward.

Dr Graham L ThomasNewly appointed Director of Central Bio-Research Services

I have very much enjoyed working at Roslin but I am delighted to be taking on this new challenge at a stage when there are so many exciting developments at the University.

Dr Lesley PennyNewly appointed Director of Veterinary Services