UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: Michael Swann Building, Edinburgh Genome Foundry
Built in 1996, this Biological Sciences building is named after an eminent graduate of the University: Michael Swann (1920–1990), a molecular and cell biologist who was Principal of the University between 1964 and 1973 and also chairman of the BBC. On Doors Open Day there will be tours of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry’s automatic factory, where robots work tirelessly around the clock assembling large pieces of DNA from smaller parts faster, cheaper and more efficiently than humans. Researchers create genes in almost unlimited combinations to equip cells or whole organisms with new or improved capabilities.
Where to find us
- Michael Swann Building
- Max Born Crescent
- EH9 3BF
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