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Research partnership wins industry accolade

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Award recognises success through effective teamwork to support poultry research.

Roslin researchers have been recognised in the latest Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

A team of researchers at the Roslin Institute, and their industry partner Cobb-Vantress, were awarded the Powerful Partnership Award 2021 at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

The prize is given in light of a productive partnership which has been in place for 7 years.

The award recognises a long-standing partnership in poultry research.

Supporting sustainability

Both parties are focused on ensuring a sustainable global poultry industry in terms of animal welfare, disease resistance, food security and preserving biodiversity.

The partnership’s outputs include patented technologies, new insights into the chicken genome, production of genome-edited surrogate birds that can lay eggs of rare breeds, and finding gene markers relevant to diseases such as avian flu.

The partnership between the Roslin Institute and Cobb-Vantress has been invaluable to both partners in developing and translating cutting-edge research to ultimately enhance lives of animals and humans.

Dr Alice BarrierBusiness Development Manager, Edinburgh Innovations

Bringing together Roslin’s world-class scientific research with one of the world’s leading businesses in poultry genetics has enabled significant insights to support health, wellbeing and diversity of animals in one of the most important livestock sectors.

Professor Bruce WhitelawInterim Director, the Roslin Institute

Winners of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards were announced at an online ceremony.

Related links

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Edinburgh Innovations

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