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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.

Genomics Platform

DNA strands
The Genomics Platform is able to provide the production of single-cell-RNA-seq & single-nuclei-RNA-seq library preparations using two different approaches, providing researchers the ability to choose the method most suited to their experiments.

Edinburgh Genomics

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The largest academic DNA sequencing facility by output in the UK.

National Avian Research Facility

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

Centre for Comparative Pathology

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

Bioimaging and Flow Cytometry

High-end microscopy, cell sorting and flow cytometry equipment.

Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility

Large Animal Imaging and Research Facility building exterior
Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF)

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility
A range of ultra-sensitive mass spectrometry based methods to advance proteomic and metabolomic analyses.

Immunological Toolbox

Offering tools, reagents and assays to advance understanding in veterinary immunology.

Research Aquaria

Young Pacific whiteleg shrimp are kept in submerged pots before being transferred to larger aquariums as larger juveniles.
Our aquaria are suitable for experiments in aquaculture species in freshwater.


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

TSE Resource Centre

A dedicated resource centre to support other researchers working in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy.

Biological Research Facility

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