The Roslin Institute
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About Us

The Roslin Institute is a world-leading institute for animal science research.

The Roslin Institute is one of the National Institutes of Bioscience which receives strategic investment funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. It is located on the Easter Bush Campus with the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and is part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

What we do

The Roslin Institute aims to enhance the lives of animals and humans through world class research in animal biology.

The Director of The Roslin Institute

Professor Eleanor Riley is the Director of the Roslin Institute.

Governance

Governance of The Roslin Institute is performed through a number of key committees and groups that report to the Roslin Science Management Group (SMG).

Partnerships

Through key strategic partnerships The Roslin Institute is able to grow the impact and reputation of its world leading science.

History of the Institute

Aerial shot of the old Institute estate in Roslin village
The Roslin Institute was established in 1993 as a wholly owned but independent institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council. Its antecedents, however, go back to 1919 and are closely linked to animal genetics research at the University of Edinburgh.

Dolly the Sheep

Dolly, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell and the world's most famous sheep, was born 5 July 1996 at the Roslin Institute.

Contact Us

How to get in touch with The Roslin Institute.