Structural Functional Genomics
|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).
|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 descending 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||Group Leader||
Genomics of Avian Viral Infections