National Avian Research Facility
National Avian Research Facility

Avian Research Symposium 2024

We are delighted to announce that the Avian Research Symposium will be back in 2024. 

This symposium will showcase current research in all fields of avian biology and exciting developments in the use of avians as model systems. We will have a combination of short talks and keynote presentations, with opportunities to meet the speakers in dedicated discussion sessions.

We invite students, support staff, and researchers at all career stages to present on a broad range of topics concerning avian biology and use of avian model systems. We particularly encourage abstract submissions from students and early career researchers.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Developmental biology
  • Infectious diseases and immunology
  • Genetics, genomics, and biotechnology
  • Ecology, evolution, and epidemiology
  • Behaviour, physiology, avian welfare, and husbandry


The Avian Research Symposium 2024 will be a free online event, held on three consecutive afternoons, on April 29th, 30th, and May 1st 2024. We hope that you will attend as much of the symposium as possible and join in discussions with our speakers. 

Any questions please contact the organising committee (


Registration and abstract submission 

Participants must register separately for each day they wish to attend.



Students, researchers, and support staff who work with avian species are warmly invited to submit an abstract.  The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of March 2024.

Abstract Submission


Keynote speakers

To be confirmed



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

2024 Organising Committee: Joe Rainger, James Glover, Violeta Trejo-Reveles, Holly Hardy, Sam Sives, Jon Riddell, Ricky Corona Torres, Adrianna Vallejo-Trujillo, Sudeepta Panda, Zoe Sudderick, Dominique Meunier, and Salvatore Galgano.


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Avian Research Symposium 2024

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.