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Structural Functional Genomics

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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.

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.

Professor Mick Watson Personal Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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.

Career Track fellow

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

Dr James Prendergast Group Leader
Dr Jacqueline Smith Career Track Fellow

Genomics of Avian Viral Infections