SUPR
DogCatGenomics
Dnr:

NAISS 2023/5-168

Type:

NAISS Medium Compute

Principal Investigator:

Tomas Bergstrom

Affiliation:

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Start Date:

2023-04-27

End Date:

2024-05-01

Primary Classification:

40402: Genetics and Breeding in Agricultural Sciences

Allocation

Abstract

Understanding the molecular basis for inherited diseases is important to increase the health and welfare of companion and sport animals. Moreover, the importance of comparative genomic research for the advancement of human medicine has been highlighted in several studies and large animal models have been instrumental for the development of novel treatments such as gene therapy. In this project, we are investigating the dog, cat and horse genomes from a clinical and comparative genomics perspective. The aim of the project is to identify causative genetic variants for various rare diseases in companion and sport animals, as well as to improve the characterization of their genomes.