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Meet Our Scientists

Learn more about the work and life of our scientists in a series of interviews.

Dr Pam Wiener on the genetics of complex traits in animals

The influence of genes in animal traits, maths for biology, the secret dream of becoming a writer and her love for science.

Positive male role models at the Institute

To celebrate International Men's Day, a number of our male scientists raise awareness and give men and children good positive role models to look up to.

Dr Emily Clark on genes with a function

The genetics of tropical adaptation, advances in genome sequencing, colourful lambs and her love of animals.

Dr Megan Davey on how embryos grow

Photo of Dr Megan Davey of the Roslin Institute
Why we have five fingers, recreating 250 million years of evolution, Sonic Hedgehog and the wish of being a fiction writer.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace: Female computer scientists at Roslin

Computer models to investigate Salmonella, anti-inflammatories, microbes, animal health and genetic differences between men and women.

Dr Rob Ogden on conservation genetics

How genetic research helps wildlife conservation, the importance of involving communities and his dream of being a football player.

Dr Andy Law on bioinformatics

The difficulties of explaining coding best practice to biologists, applications in genetic research and a potential career as sports professional.

Dr Vicky MacRae on bone formation and calcified arteries

Similarities and differences of bone formation and calcified arteries, and the importance of a happy work environment.

Professor Helen Sang on the importance of chicken research

Insights into embryo development, genome-editing for chicken health and the importance of engaging with the public.

Dr Mark Barnett on the genetics of bees

Scientist Dr Mark Barnett showing a young child the bee apiary
The creation of the campus apiary and how whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics and breeding could help honey bee health.