The Moredun Research Institute is a purpose-built facility, located at Pentlands Science Park, near Edinburgh.
Enlightened Scottish farmers established Moredun in 1920, and ninety years on it is still governed by farmers, with its research focussed on addressing the needs of the farming industry.
Research at Moredun spans all levels of biological organisation, from molecular through cellular, tissue, organ, whole animal and population studies. Research has led to the development of many vaccines, diagnostic tests and improved treatment strategies for farm animals across the globe.
Moredun disseminates it's knowledge, skills and expertise as widely as possible to bring benefits to animals, livestock producers, the economy and to society at large.
The mission is to improve animal health and welfare remains strong as its scientists continue to help find solutions to prevent and control diseases. Today, the Group now employs over 200 scientists, vets and support staff.
Around 600 scientists from The Roslin Institute, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Moredun Research Institute work through the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC) to streamline research which has a large focus on animal and human health and this includes identifying new and emerging diseases that can pass from livestock and wild animals to humans and understanding the ways in which these diseases work.
The EBRC is a powerful alliance of basic research, applied research and clinical veterinary expertise. EBRC scientists with common and complimentary interests in research work closely together to develop effective disease controls and treatments, improved food safety, improved animal welfare and sustainable management of farm animals.
The EBRC offers mechanisms and forums for sharing resources and expertise as well as providing an outstanding environment for teaching and training scientists at all stages of their careers.
The partnership within the EBRC, and integration with clinical practice and education in the the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, provide major opportunities for application and exploitation of the research of the consortium partners.