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The Institute has partnerships with a range of other academic units, both in the UK and further afield.

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Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) supports programmes that improve livestock-based livelihoods in the tropics. 

The CTLGH is a strategic alliance of The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland's Rural College and the International Livestock Research Institute.

Five joint research programmes currently operate under the auspices of the Centre. They generate and advance the use of scientific knowledge in dairy and poultry genomics, health genetics, reproductive technologies and informatics to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in the tropics.



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Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College and The Roslin Institute collaborate extensively and submitted a joint return to the last Research Excellence Framework exercise. The Institute's building on the Easter Bush Campus is also home to SRUC's research division.



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Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security

The mission of the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security is to provide world-leading research, innovation, education, training and consulting, in support of global food and environmental security, sustainable rural development, and animal and human wellbeing.

The research of the Global Academy, where it applies to animal agriculture, genetics and health, takes place in The Roslin Institute. The Roslin Institute is working with Global Academy to provide teaching and training for sustainable agriculture.



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Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

The Roslin Institute is a major contributor to Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, a University of Edinburgh-led body that represents over 150 Principal Investigators and 750 active researchers studying infectious diseases across 19 organisations and centres in the Edinburgh area. EID promotes infectious disease research and teaching, including via annual and focused symposia.



Edinburgh Neuroscience

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Edinburgh Neuroscience is home to one of the largest neuroscience groupings in Europe. Edinburgh Neuroscience is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, cross-College community at the University of Edinburgh whose ethos is collaborative and collegiate cooperation across all research areas. With over 500 fundamental and clinical researchers, based in 185 laboratories, our work spans the life course from prenatal to old age and attempts to answer the fundamental questions

  • how does the brain develop and function across the lifespan
  • how can it be protected and repaired?

The Roslin Institute is an active member of Edinburgh Neuroscience in areas from basic research through to translation and public engagement.



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Centre for Comparative Pathology

The Roslin Institute is one of the partner organisations in the Centre for Comparative Pathology.

The Centre for Comparative Pathology aims to:

  • Integrate traditional histopathology with modern investigative technologies & in-vivo imaging
  • Bring new insights to human and animal disease mechanisms
  • Generate new knowledge about disease biology
  • Improve diagnosis, prevention & management of human disease
  • Improve animal health through prevention and treatment of disease
  • Train next generation of pathologists



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Centre for Dementia Prevention

This unique centre brings together clinical, basic and social sciences from across the University of Edinburgh to advance our understanding of the biological and environmental risk factors that contribute to dementia.

Prof. Craig Richie, Prof. Charlotte Clarke and Prof. Jean Manson are co-Directors of the Centre for Dementia Prevention.

The Centre for Dementia Prevention works with national policy makers, the National Health Service, charities, and non-governmental organisations in third sector to significantly influence the global efforts to prevent dementia.



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UK Dementia Research Institute

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is a joint £250 million investment into dementia research led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) alongside founding charity partners the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK DRI breaks new ground by bringing together world-leading expertise in biomedical, care and translational dementia research in a national institute. The institute will be made up of over 400 scientists carrying out a rich, varied and integrated programme of research.  

The institute will carry out research relevant to all dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Huntington’s disease and beyond.



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MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

The Roslin Institute works closely with the University of Edinburgh's MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine, based at the University's Western General Hospital Campus.