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Professor Grahame Bulfield, CBE

Emeritus Professor of Genetics

School of Biological Sciences
The University of Edinburgh
Darwin Building
The King’s Buildings
Max Born Crescent
Edinburgh EH9 3BF

Grahame Bulfield is Senior Professorial Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Genetics, at The University of Edinburgh and a Director of SRUC [Scotland’s Rural College].

From 1976-1981 he was Convenor of Medical Genetics in the University of Leicester, Medical School and, from 1981- he was at Roslin Institute [Edinburgh] where he stayed for 21 years, the last 14 years as its Director and Chief Executive; from 2002 to 2008 he was Vice-Principal of The University of Edinburgh and, Head of its College of Science and Engineering. Currently, he is a Consultant and Company Board Member in the Life Sciences Sector, and pursues his own research in Human Genetics.

His previous research has been on, the genetic control of obesity and growth and, animal models of human inherited disease. He has also served on many Public Committees including for the: MRC, BBSRC, MAFF/DEFRA, Home Office [Animal Procedures Committee], SEAC [Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee], Health and Safety Executive and, the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology and, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; he has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Edinburgh and Abertay and was appointed a CBE in 2001.