Recorded: 08 May 2008
Well I’m still interested in animals and nature. I really enjoy being in nature, walking. What I enjoy with my position in Upsalla is that every morning I walk through a forest to my work, I can heard birds singing while I’m walking to work and thinking about what to do. I’m also interested in sports, I like soccer for instance.
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.