Roslin Institute Industry Day: From Sequences to Consequences

The Roslin Institute, a world leading research centre in animal health and livestock genetics, will promote opportunities for the livestock sector to derive innovation from our existing and upcoming state of the art facilities, capabilities, technologies and research expertise. 

The recent and forthcoming investments and developments on the Easter Bush Campus are offering new exciting opportunities for driving innovation in the Agri-Business sector. Targeted at companies in the Animal Health and Livestock Breeding sector, this FREE one-day event will explore the potential for you to engage in research collaborative opportunities and help you drive innovation forward. 

This FREE event on Friday 18 March at The Roslin Institute will highlight:

  • World class facilities, capabilities and research and how these could benefit your activities and business
  • Opportunity to network with companies & researchers in animal bioscience
  • What funding opportunities are available to help support collaborative R&D

Lunch is included with registration


  • 09:00 - 09:30: REGISTRATION
  • 09:30 - 09:50: David Hume - Welcome and Introduction from the Director
  • 09:50 - 10:10: Nick Major (CIEL) - CIEL: from cell to consumer, bringing ground breaking innovation to life
  • 10:10 - 10:30: John Mackenzie - Roslin Innovation Centre - open for business

  • 10:30 - 11:00: COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • 11:00 - 11:20: Mick Watson - How genomic technologies are revolutionising biological research
  • 11:20 - 11:40: Dave Burt - 21st Century Genomics for Animal Breeding and Animal Health
  • 11:40 - 12:00: Alan Mileham (Genus) - Accelerating Livestock Improvement

  • 12:00 - 13:30: LUNCH AND NETWORKING 

  • 13:30 - 13:50: Nick Sparks -The National Avian Research Facility – accelerating change
  • 13:50 - 14:10: Mike McGrew & Simon Lillico - Using poultry stem cells for biobanking of flocks and applications of allele swapping technologies
  • 14:10 - 14:30: Ross Fitzgerald - Pathogen sequencing informing the design of vaccines, diagnostics, and novel therapeutics

  • 14:30 - 15:00: COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • 15:00 - 15:20: Ian Nanjiani (Westpoint Veterinary Group) - Putting Research Into Practice
  • 15:10 - 15:30: Dave Ross - Agri-EPI , pressing the accelerator pedal on Precision Agriculture Technology
  • 15:30 - 15:50: Eddie Clutton - Opportunities in The Wellcome Trust Critical Care Laboratory for Large Animals
  • 15:50 - 16:30: CLOSING REMARKS, NETWORKING and an opportunity to meet with the research teams (by prior arrangement only).

*note the programme is subject to change

Who will benefit from this FREE event

The event will be of interest to organisations with an interest in Agri-Business, particularly animal health and livestock breeding companies, breeders & breed associations, but also key policy makers and animal bioscience funders. 

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