About the National Avian Research Facility



The National Avian Research Facility (NARF) was founded in 2013. It is supported by the University of Edinburgh, BBSRC, Roslin Foundation and Wellcome Trust and provides the UK with a national resource for the study of avian biology, genetics, infection and disease. NARF is a partnership between The Roslin Institute and The Pirbright Institute, both of which are National Institutes of Bioscience funded strategically by the BBSRC.



Our mission is to improve bird health and welfare, in particular of chickens, through research into host-pathogen interactions, avian physiology, developmental biology and genetics, utilising state-of-the-art technologies to include transgenics and bioinformatics.


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Contact Us

narf@roslin.ed.ac.uk