Projects

In the Serão Genomics Lab we are interested in a variety of research projects that can benefit producers, researchers, and consumers.

Click on the Projects below to learn more about them.

  • In this project, we are evaluating how we can improve complex economically important traits (e.g. litter size) more efficiently, through the identification of indicator traits (e.g. biomarkers). Ideally, the complex economically important traits (CEIT) are lowly heritable, and/or expensive to be measured, and/or expressed later in life, and/or sex-specific, whereas indicator traits are moderately to highly heritable and genetically correlated with the CEIT, and are easy and/or cheap to be measured.

    Published work* performed at the Serão Genomic Lab related to this Project (in chronological order):

    *Only publications with final references are shown

  • In this project, we are evaluating how the genetics and genomics of the host impact its response to diseases (e.g. PRRS) and other stressors (e.g. heat-stress), with or without interacting with other sources of variation (e.g. microbiome). We are interesting in investigating how the host response to these diseases and pathogens, using high-throughput phenotype and genomic technologies, and machine learning and other complex statistical algorithms, while addressing the critical needs of the industry.

    Published work* performed at the Serão Genomic Lab related to this Project (in chronological order):

    *Only publications with final references are shown