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Professor Dave Robertson has been appointed as Head of the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh's Chair of Applied Logic, Professor Dave Robertson, has been appointed as Head of the College of Science & Engineering.

Professor Robertson has been Dean of Special Projects in the College since 2014 and, before that, he was Head of the University's School of Informatics.

He succeeds Professor Lesley Yellowlees as she stands down after six years as Vice-Principal and Head of College.

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Gene-edited pigs produced at the Roslin Institute show signs of resistance to major viral disease

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year.

The team have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS; photo credit Norrie Russell).

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Eleanor Riley to be new Director of the Roslin Institute

Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed to head The Roslin Institute and will take up post later this year in succession to Professor David Hume.

Professor Riley is currently Professor of Infectious Disease Immunology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

With a background in veterinary medicine, human infectious diseases and global health, she has more than 30 years’ experience of research in the UK and Africa.

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