Principal Investigators By Research Division
Genetics and Genomics
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- Research Theme:
I am interested in what large datasets tell us about biological function, and how we can correlate patterns in big data with phenotypes of interest in farm animal health, disease and productivity.
|Name||Job Title||Research Theme|
|Alan Archibald||Personal Chair of Mammalian Molecular Genetics|
Understanding the genetic control of complex traits, including responses to infectious disease, in farmed animals, primarily pigs and cattle.
Translational genomics in critical care medicine.
|Georgios Banos||UoE Honorary staff|
Animal breeding, genomics and computational biology.
|MARK Bronsvoort||Personal Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology|
I curently have a broad portfolio of interests including the epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease and bovine tuberculosis and using molecular tools to understand transmission and spread at different scales in LMICs.
|Helen Brown||Research Fellow|
|Emily Clark||Chancellors Fellow|
My main research interests focus on transcriptomics and genomics in livestock in both production animals and indigenous African breeds. I am particularly interested in functional annotation and the transcriptional control of complex traits.
|Appolinaire Djikeng||Director - Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health|
Livestock comparative genomics, functional genomics and metagenomics.
Tropical livestock adaptation, resilience and productivity
Tropical agriculture and sustainable development
Using the genetics and physiology of avian reproduction allows us to develop strategies utilising traditional or marker assisted selection to tackle problems as diverse as osteoporosis in laying hens, growth and reproduction in meat type birds, antimicrobial activity of egg white and shell quality in laying hens.
|Tom Freeman||Personal Chair of Systems Immunology|
Network modelling and experimental manipulation of clinically relevant immune pathways.
|Elizabeth Glass||Personal Chair of Veterinary Immunogenetics|
Immunogenetics and functional genomics of disease resistance and immune responsiveness traits in livestock species.
Understanding complex trait variation in humans and other species.
|John Hickey||Chair of Animal Breeding|
Our group AlphaGenes focusses on the development and application of quantitative genetics methods and computational approaches for animal and plant breeding programs collected at the AlphaSuite. Currently our overarching research aim relates to the development of what we call Genomic Selection 2.0. We envisage that GS2.0 would be underpinned by huge quantities of sequence data generated at low cost and could enable several new ways of driving genetic improvement and biological insight.
|Ross Houston||Personal Chair of Aquaculture Genetics|
Our research group focus on understanding the genetic basis of disease resistance in aquaculture species, and developing methods of selective breeding for improved resistance.
|Rowland Kao||Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science|
|Stephen Kemp||Chair of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health|
|Andreas Kranis||Senior Research Fellow / Group Leader|
Leverage Big Genomic Data through novel computational and bionformatics approaches to dissect genetically complex traits to improve efficiency and robustness of farmed animal species
|Andy Law||Group Leader/Senior Research Fellow|
The development of simple-to-use systems for handling and reformatting data for genetic analyses.
Development and application of analytical methods and software to model the complex variations of traits and diseases between cell types, tissues and individuals using large-scale multi-omics data.
|Adrian Muwonge||BBSRC Future Leader Fellow|
|James Prendergast||Group Leader|
|Christelle Robert||Career Track Fellow/Research Fellow|
Christelle is interested in the application of computational approaches to genomics, transcriptomics and metagenomics data analysis and she is currently initiating collaborations to study the impact of stress factors on the gut-brain axis in livestock species.
|Jeffrey Schoenebeck||Chancellors Fellow|
Genetic, genomic, and phenotyping approaches to studying the biological mechanisms that underlie canine morphology and disease.
|Jacqueline Smith||Career Track Fellow|
Genomics of Avian Viral Infections
|Albert Tenesa||Personal chair of Quantitative Genetics|
Understanding how genetic variation influences normal and pathological variation in humans.
|Kellie Watson||Director of the National Avian Research Facility|
Application of population and quantitative genetic approaches to dissect the genetic basis of phenotypic traits in domesticated animal species and to analyze the processes of domestication and breed development.
The Doeschl-Wilson group investigates how the genetics of individuals affects the spread of infectious disease, both within an animal and between animals. We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists aiming to effectively combine field and laboratory experiments with mathematical modelling and quantitative genetics theory, with the ultimate aim to improve livestock health and resilience.
|John Woolliams||Personal Chair of Mathematical Genetics|
Quantitative genetics of selected and managed populations, design and operation of breeding schemes, prediction of genetic merit for complex traits and genetic epidemiology.
|Name||Job Title||Research Theme|
Veterinary Education, Faculty Development, Student Learning, Peer-Assisted Learning, Student Experience, Curriculum Mapping, Knowledge Dissemination/ Transfer
|Dylan Clements||Senior Lecturer Small Animal Orthopaedics|
Veterinary clinical orthopaedics, the epidemiology of health aging in dog populations, and the genetic basis and functional aspects of osteoarthritis.
|Geoff Culshaw||Senior Lecturer|
The relationship between renal handling of salt in early diabetes mellitus and regulation of blood pressure
Molecular mechanisms in canine myxomatous mitral valve disease
Inheritance and genetics of cardiac accessory pathways in UK Labrador retrievers
Endothelial dysfunction in dogs in naturally occurring risk factors for metabolic syndrome
|Jon Hall||Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissue)|
Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs, near infra-red fluorescent imaging modalities and the genetic basis of pectus excavatum in cats
|Ian Handel||Senior Lecturer|
The use of quantitative statistical and epidemiological methods to address questions of animal/human health and disease surveillance.
|Amy Jennings||Lecturer in Farm Animal Practice|
Temporal and individual variation in worm egg counts within a population.
The epidemiology of Border Disease
Zoonotic disease in cattle in Cameroon
|Tiziana Liuti||Senior Lecturer|
|Alastair Macrae||Personal Chair of Farm Animal Health and Production|
Monitoring of farm animal health including the links between nutrition, health and productivity in cattle and sheep.
|Rob Ogden||Head of Conservation Genetics|
|Richard Reardon||Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery|
I have many interests related to clinically relevant equine veterinary surgery.
Studies currently underway:
An investigation of the closure time of skull suture lines in horses.
Cadaveric, radiographic and CT examination of the anatomy of the nasal conchal bullae of horses.
Cadaveric and CT anatomy of equine cheek teeth and paranasal sinuses
Surveys of equine peripheral caries
Evaluation of stress affecting equids during hospital examinaion
Racehorse knowledge transfer