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Heredity, Development and Disease

PGR-RA-43

Expertise of research area
animal biology; Health and disease; human biology; nutrition; crop pests ; animal behaviour; agriculture; genetics


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Our research focuses on fundamental mechanisms and translational research in animal biology. We study a variety of organisms to investigate fundamental processes of relevance to animal and human biology and disease.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Among our interests are the molecular mechanisms, genetics, and genomics of animal and human states of health including nutrition, parasitic infections, congenital disorders, and cancer. We study a range of models from insects to mammals to understand animal behaviour and development. Our research themes include:</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/heredity-development-disease/doc/heredity-development-disease-themes/page/1">Heredity</a></h3> <p>We study the genetics, genes and genomes that encompass heredity; from bioinformatics and genome-scale modelling to transcriptional regulation and epigenetics.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/heredity-development-disease/doc/heredity-development-disease-themes/page/2">Development</a></h3> <p>The regulatory programmes directing development from a single cell at fertilization through to complex adult animals with their elaborate behaviours are key subjects of research in our group.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/heredity-development-disease/doc/heredity-development-disease-themes/page/3">Health and Disease</a></h3> <p>We study many elements of health and disease, striving to improve lifelong health and wellbeing in animals and humans from early development through to ageing.</p>

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<p>If you are interested in a&nbsp;product in this research area please search for our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">research opportunities</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees">fbsgrads</a><a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>


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