Michael Moore, the Secretary of State for Scotland visited The Roslin Institute today (Monday 12 July). He was met by Professor David Hume, the Institute Director who gave Mr Moore a tour of the current facilities and an overview of the Roslin Institutes work.
The Minister was given a tour of the Institute ’ s new state-of-the-art facilities, due to open fully in 2011. The new research facilities will also form a part of the University of Edinburgh Veterinary Science Campus including the new teaching facility for Veterinary Studies, small and large animal hospitals and the new oncology centre.
Speaking after the visit the Secretary of State said:
“The work of the Roslin Institute is at the forefront of animal life sciences . I am greatly impressed by the way in which Roslin is forging links with other Institutes to share resources and to develop new ways of working. The investment of £60 million on a new research centre can only be a good thing and will help draw the best scientists to Scotland.”
The Roslin Institute is a member of the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC), which brings together over 500 scientists from The Roslin Institute, the Moredun Research Institute and the Animal Sciences Researchers of the Scottish Agricultural College. The partnerships and integration with clinical practice and education in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, provide major opportunities for application and exploitation of the Research of the consortium partners.