Genetics Research

Our cutting-edge research in animal genetics includes genome analysis, gene expression studies, mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL), embryonic skeletal muscle development, the use of primordial germ cells. Current research topics include:

  • Genetic analysis of health and fertility of dairy cattle from field data
  • Selection index weights for dairy cattle
  • Impact of selection for body size in dairy cattle
  • Monitoring levels of inbreeding in breeds of dairy cattle
  • Crossbreeding in dairy cattle
  • Bovine and porcine functional genomics
  • Annotation of the bovine and porcine genomes
  • Genetic mapping of biomedical and performance traits in pigs
  • Genetic engineering of the pig genome
  • Dairy QTL mapping and genome-wide association studies
  • Statistical analysis and computational tools for QTL analysis
  • Genome-wide association studies using SNP markers