The World’s Leading Animal Bioscience Cluster
Animal health and wellbeing is vital to the future of humanity
and Edinburgh leads the way in issues ranging from food security to
the fight animal disease.
Animal Bioscience video
World famous for the creation of Dolly the sheep, Edinburgh
continues to lead the way in advancing animal health and welfare
through knowledge of genetic factors, understanding reproductive
biology and animal development.
From the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to the
Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh city region is a global
leader in all aspects of animal health with clinical research
excellence in veterinary medicine and state of the art
Animal to Human Disease
Our recent advances in avian and swine flu highlight the focus
on understanding cross species disease spread.
Interdisciplinary collaborators work on protecting public
health; alleviating human poverty (in the context of tropical
identifying new and emerging zoonoses spreading from animals to
The Easter Bush Research Consortium includes The Roslin
Institute, The Moredun Research Institute, The University of
Edinburgh, the Royal (Dick) Vet School and the Scottish
Agricultural College (now part of Scotland's Rural College).
Together, the EBRC forms one of the largest groups focussed on
the biology of companion and production animals in the
Food Safety and Security
Enhancing the sustainability and productivity of livestock
systems and food supply chains through understanding of
reproductive and developmental biology is a key focus.
By understanding the interactions between disease causing
organisms and animals, food safety can be improved for the
betterment of humanity.