The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a world leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice.

Our mission is to benefit society and the environment by educating veterinary surgeons to become members of world-wide public and professional health care teams; and to advance veterinary and comparative medicine through research into disease and disease processes with the goal of improving the health and welfare of both animals and human beings.

We provide outstanding veterinary education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, using an award winning curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and an interdisciplinary environment, for both our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Along with the Roslin Institute, which is incorporated with the School, our research spans all aspects of veterinary medicine, from molecules and genes through to animal and human populations.

We aim to make a real difference through research which is directly relevant to the improvement of health and welfare of domestic animal species and the protection of public health.

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Recent Submissions

  • Spreadsheet for Sample Size Calculation 

    Brown, Helen
    Spreadsheet to estimate sample size. Alternatively power or the difference to detect (delta) may be obtained for a given sample size. Covers situations with different variability for groups and different group sizes. ...
  • Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (Cloning) Efficiency 

    Wilmut, Ian; Paterson, LA
    Cloning by nuclear transfer from adult somatic cells is a remarkable demonstration of developmental plasticity. When a nucleus is placed in oocyte cytoplasm, the changes in chromatin structure that govern differentiation ...
  • hapbin: An efficient program for performing haplotype based scans for positive selection in large genomic datasets 

    Prendergast, James; Maclean, Colin A.; Chue Hong, Neil
    These files contain genome-wide integrated haplotype scores (iHS) for each of the 26 populations in the phase 3 release of the 1000 genomes project. iHS were calculated using the hapbin program that can be downloaded from ...
  • RNA composition metrics 

    Simmonds, Peter
    Mutating RNA virus genomes to alter codon pair (CP) frequencies and reduce translation efficiency has been advocated as a method to generate safe, attenuated virus vaccines. However, selection for disfavoured CPs leads to ...
  • Identification of miRNAs associated with the follicular-luteal transition in the ruminant ovary 

    Clinton, Michael (University of Edinburgh. Roslin Institute, 2013-03-26)
    Little is known about the involvement of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the follicular-luteal transition. The aim of this study was to identify genome-wide changes in miRNAs associated with follicular differentiation in sheep. miRNA ...