Leif Andersson on Funding Genomic Research
  Leif Andersson     Biography    
Recorded: 08 May 2008

So, you could say it’s fairly good I would say for domestic animals. So what I’m really happy about is we got this strong support from the European community for dog genomics work. So we have a major European project which started in January this year [2008] which will involve 22 groups in Europe which will together to try to use the dog as a model for human disease, and that is very positive.

Leif Andersson is a professor in Functional Genomics at Uppsala University and guest professor in Molecular Animal Genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala.

His research group did pioneering work using domestic animals for genetic dissection of monogenic and multifactorial traits. Main research project includes genetic analysis of divergent intercrosses in chicken, horses and pigs. Andersson's group describe the genes and mutations affecting a certain trait and study the mechanism of the genes and regulatory elements affected by the mutations.