As part of The Roslin Institute, the NARF provides resources, collaborative expertise and advice for avian biology research, including genome engineering technologies, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, poultry welfare, physiology and behaviour, developmental biology and genetics.
Our mission is to improve the health and welfare of poultry, to benefit global food security and human health.
NARF maintains a range of reporter lines and lines for gene editing of chickens.
NARF houses a range of chicken lines and Japanese quail, relevant to poultry production and with defined genetic characteristics.
Genome engineering facilities include primordial germ cell (PGC) and sterile surrogate host technologies.
NARF has an SPF unit that houses inbred and closed outbred layer chicken lines that are guaranteed free of specific pathogens and are particularly suitable for immunology research.
Research conducted using resources supplied by the NARF is diverse, encompassing immunology, poultry welfare and developmental biology.
Explore the scientific discoveries and impacts of the NARF's resources.
Find out more information about the use of animals in research at The University of Edinburgh and The Roslin Institute.