Professor Bruce Whitelaw
head of developmental biology, Roslin Institute

Bruce Whitelaw is head of developmental biology at the Roslin Institute where he is also deputy director. Additionally, he is professor of animal biotechnology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

He originally studied medical microbiology at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD thesis - The regulation of the Myc Proto-Oncogene - focused on the molecular biology of gene activation, a theme he has maintained throughout his career.

Having pioneered the use of lentivirus vectors for transgene delivery, he is currently establishing robust methodology for genome editing in livestock. He aims to develop innovative biotechnological solutions to combat infectious disease and establish efficient protein production systems in animals, as well as evaluate new treatments of human disease through transgenic animal models.


Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Genome editing: should we change the building blocks of life?