Thursday 20th December 2018, 3:00pm
The Roslin Institute reviews a busy year filled with news-worthy research, awards, scientific and public events, training courses and more.
Many of the news stories made national and international headlines. The work most covered by the media has been the ground-breaking research on genome-edited pigs which are resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.
Other stories that were covered by several media outlets included research into a vaccine that showed promise against a widespread chicken disease, the use of microRNAs to predict lifelong cattle health and productivity, and, of course, the visit by Bill Gates and Secretary of State in January.
On social media, much attention was received by the Institute's video for International Women's Day, the story for International Men's Day, Principal medals to a Roslin team as well as several interviews with Roslin Institute scientists. It has also been rewarding to see the number of followers grow on social media.
Several scientific seminars and symposiums were hosted and engaged with thousands of people around Edinburgh at numerous interactive events.
November features the formal opening of Roslin Innovation Centre by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
2018 at the roslin institute
Watch this video of the year in review. November features the formal opening of Roslin Innovation Centre by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The Roslin Institute looks forward to what 2019 will bring, already there are lots of exciting events lined up and there is lots of exciting research in the pipeline as the Institute continues to address big challenges impacting both animal and human health worldwide.
Source: The Roslin Institute