Research topics and focus

As the name of the division expresses, we are concerned with the genetics and improvement of functional traits. These are characteristics that must exist in order for an animal to perform properly. Typical functional traits are e.g. fertility, health, behavior or resource efficiency traits. They have a high relevance in terms of animal welfare, economy and social acceptance of livestock production. Relevant questions are currently being dealt with primarily inpoultry and pigs, but horses and cattle are also the subject of genetic research in the divsion. Beyond that we are conducting research in aquaculture species, mainly in the context of adaptation.

Chicken research

Fish research

Pig research

Other research topics