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Our Address

Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology
Institute of Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
University of Edinburgh
6.34 Michael Swann Building
Max Born Crescent
Edinburgh EH9 3BF
Scotland - UK

How to find us

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology is found within the Michael Swann Building (Picture at top; A on sat/map), the tall modern light cream/green building on the King's Buildings Campus, about 4 km south of the city centre. The Michael Swann Building - notable by the Eduardo Paolozzi bronze sculptures Parthenope and Egeria in front - is the third building, approximately 100m, on the left through Entrance 4 from Mayfield Road and can be reached from the city centre by bus or taxi.


Taxi fare from Edinburgh airport is around £20 GBP and from Edinburgh city centre is around £10 GBP depending on the traffic conditions.

The Edinburgh Tram leaves approximately every 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and takes 35 minutes to Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street).
Tickets: £5 (single) £8 (return) - buy online using the Lothian Buses m-tickets App:

Lothian Buses also provide an express Airlink service to/from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre and operate a network of buses around the city. Services 42 and 67 leave from around Princes Street and stop close to Kings Buildings on Mayfield Road.  Other services such as the 3, 29, 30, 31, 37, 47 leave from the city centre and stop at Cameron Toll which is approximately 10 minutes walk away from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology.

By Air: There are regular flights to Edinburgh from London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and other European cities.  There are direct flights from New York (Newark - Continental; JFK - Delta). For more information see Edinburgh Airport.  Edinburgh is also only 50 miles from Glasgow and Glasgow Airport.

By Train: There are excellent train services Edinburgh-Glasgow and Edinburgh-London Kings Cross.


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Principal Investigator

Robin Allshire

Lab Manager

Sharon White