The Roslin Institute
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Facilities and Resources

The Roslin Institute provides unique facilities and resources for its researchers. External organisations can also benefit from these.

Edinburgh Genomics

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Roslin is a major partner in Edinburgh Genomics, formed by the merger of ARK Genomics and Edinburgh Gene Pool.

National Avian Research Facility

A “one-stop-shop” for poultry researchers worldwide.

Centre for Comparative Pathology

A collaborative centre focusing on the study of human and animal disease mechanisms.

Bioimaging and Flow Cytometry

A dedicated team ensures that all users have appropriate training to use the state-of-the-art technologies and techniques on offer.

Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility

New facility which incorporates resources for the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) and the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (AGRI-EPI) due for completion in 2019.

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility
A range of mass spectrometry services and analytical chromatography methods to characterise the proteome and small molecules in living systems.

Immunological Toolbox

The Roslin Institute and The Pirbright Institute welcome applications from researchers wishing to make use of the Immunological Toolbox facility funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK.


The Roslin Institute develops and maintains a number of publicly available database systems.

TSE Resource Centre

Edinburgh has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) research and has a dedicated resource centre supporting other researchers working in this area.

Biological Research Facility

A rat drinking water.
Provides housing and care for rodents.