Animal biotechnology

Subject description

The subject addresses the most important areas of animal biotechnology, their development and present research problems. The content is organized in five chapters: 1. Review of development in animal biotechnology with special accent on technology of transgenesis. 2. Immune technologies in animal biotechnology. 3. Epigenetic mechanisms regulating gene expressionand development of animal models for biomedical research. 4. Analysis of genomic data. 5. Management of big datasets and genomic selection.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Gaining the overview in the most important areas of research in animal biotechnology and getting acquinted with the basic methodological approaches. Students should be able to judge critically different research approaches and to develop the ability to recognize possibilities for technologicah break through.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures (five lecturers, cummulative 20 hours of lectures)

Preparation of the seminar under the guidance of one of the lecturers, consultations during the preparation of the seminar.

Individual study

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

Based on their knowledge in genetics, moleculr biology, physiology and statistics should students get informed about the research challenges in animal biotechnology and develop skills to follow advancements in this field of research.

Basic sources and literature

  • Hofman M., Anne J.: Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, Dordrecht
  • Ashish S. Verma and Anchal Singh: Animal Biotechnology: Models in Discovery and Translation, Academic Press; 2nd edition (2019) ISBN-10:0128117109
  • Heiner Niemann, Christine Wrenzycki: Animal Biotechnology 2, Springer Cham; 1st edition (2018).

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