Recorded: 08 May 2008
So, what I think is that now, you could say that now is the golden age of genetics. So now is the time when you really can learn a lot about genetics. So I try to give them that impression that the really have a chance to achieve some important findings and try to inspire them in that way. So that is what I do.
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.