The main areas of research within the CGIL group are:

  • Quantitative genetics/genomics and animal breeding
  • Genetic/genomic evaluations of livestock
  • Developing new methods and statistical models for the genetic improvement of livestock
  • Designing breeding strategies for long-term and sustainable genetic improvement 
  • Animal systems biology combining the novel –OMICS technologies, statistical genomics and bioinformatics with further functional validation of regulatory target genes and causal mutations in livestock species 
  • Computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematical modelling and computer vision 
  • Metabolism and functional genomics to improve the health and productivity of livestock 
  • Genetic regulation of the immune system and implications to disease resistance in livestock 
  • Immunoregulation, immunotoxicology, and immunogenetics of livestock species