Monday, 13 January 2014

Talk on - A future for genetically engineered livestock

Commonwealth Veterinary Association and Karnataka Veterinary Council
in association with The University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are organising a talk in India:

Date and time: 19th February 2014, 3pm

Venue: Karnataka Veterinary Council auditorium, Veterinary College campus, Hebbal, Bangalore

Title: "A future for genetically engineered livestock"

Presented by Professor Bruce Whitelaw - Head of Division of Developmental Biology at the Roslin Institute and Professor of Animal Biotechnology

Professor Whitelaw’s research focus throughout his career has been the development and application of gene expression systems in transgenic animals.

Having pioneered the use of lentivirus vectors for transgene delivery, he is currently establishing robust methodology for genome editing in livestock and seeks to apply this technology in the field of animal biotechnology. Specifically, he aims to exploit this knowledge to develop innovative biotechnological solutions to combat infectious disease in animals, evaluate new treatments of human disease through transgenic animal models, and establish efficient protein production systems in animals.

He is the current Editor-in-Chief of ‘Transgenic Research’ and a past member of the OIE Ad hoc Group on Biotechnology.

The Roslin Institute is a UK National Institute of Bioscience (NIB) and is part of the University of Edinburgh’s, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The Roslin Institute undertakes top-class basic and translational science to tackle some of the most pressing issues in animal health and welfare, their implications for human health and for the role of animals in the food chain. The Institute won international fame in 1996, when Professor Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues created ‘Dolly the Sheep’, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

For more information contact: Pankaj Muthe -

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