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Genetics Complex traits

Our Staff

Group leaders

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Research Interests
Professor 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.

Characterization of the genomes of Suina species, including domestic pigs (Sus scrofa), Common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus), Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus) and Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu).

Dr Kenneth Baillie Snr. Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthesia & Critical Care

Translational genomics in critical care medicine.

Professor Georgios Banos UoE Honorary staff

Animal breeding, genomics and computational biology.

Dr Ian Dunn Professor

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.

Dr Gregor Gorjanc Chancellor's Fellow

I lead HighlanderLab that manages and improves populations using data science, genetics, and breeding.

We are interested in:

(i) methods for genetics and breeding,

(ii) design and optimisation of breeding programs, and

(iii) analysis of phenotypic and genetic data to unravel biology and to inform new ways of improving populations.

Professor Chris Haley Group Leader

Understanding complex trait variation in humans and other species.

 

Professor 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.

Dr 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  

Professor Albert Tenesa Personal chair of Quantitative Genetics

Understanding how genetic variation influences normal and pathological variation in humans.

Dr Pam Wiener Reader

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.  

 

Academic

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Research Interests
Dr Jacqueline Smith Group Leader

Genomics of Avian Viral Infections

Career Track Fellow

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Research Interests
Dr Jeffrey Schoenebeck Chancellors Fellow

Genetic, genomic, and phenotyping approaches to studying the biological mechanisms that underlie canine morphology and disease.