National Avian Research Facility
National Avian Research Facility

Avian Research Symposium 2023

We are delighted to announce the Avian Research Symposium will be back in 2023. 

The symposium aims to raise awareness of exciting research investigating avian biology and using avian model systems. We intend to highlight novel technologies and approaches in avian research, promote interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage researchers unfamiliar with the opportunities provided by using the chick embryo model to join the meeting to learn more.

We warmly invite students, researchers, and support staff who work with avian species to present on a broad range of topics. The programme will be a mix of short and long-style presentations. We expect topics to include, developmental biology, behaviour and physiology, genomics, avian welfare and husbandry through to infection and immunity.

The Avian Research Symposium 2023 will be an online event, held on three consecutive afternoons, on March 7th, 8th, and 9th 2023. We hope that you will attend as much of the symposium as possible and join in discussions with our speakers. We will also arrange "Meet the Speaker" networking events, that you can attend if you have registered for the meeting.


Call now open for speakers!

Register here to present a talk

Students, researchers, and support staff who work with avian species are warmly invited to give either a poster-style flash talk (3 min) or a long format talk (15 -30 min) about their work.

While there is a focus on poultry species at The Roslin Institute and the National Avian Research Facility, the event is open to researchers who work with any avian species.

Please note speakers must also register to attend.

The closing date for speakers to submit an abstract is Friday 9th December 2022.


Register here to attend

Register here to attend the Symposium


Keynote Speakers for 2023 will be added soon


The Avian Research Symposium is organised by early career researchers at the Roslin Institute, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and The Roslin Institute’s National Avian Research Facility at the Easter Bush Campus, UK.

2023 Organising Committee: Holly Hardy, Lindsay Henderson, Laura Glendinning, Samantha Sives, Violeta Trejo-Reveles and Spring Tan.


Avian Research Symposium 2023

A meeting to share and discuss research in avian biology with a focus on highlighting early-career researchers and creating networking opportunities between labs and institutions.