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Animal and livestock

Animal and livestock

Our research in this theme ranges from neuroscience underlying pain and anxiety disorders through to bioethics of animal agricultural systems.

We have an international reputation for work in the areas of animal reproduction, development and production. Our research in the area of animal production covers major livestock species with focus on the biological basis of feed efficiency and sustainability in ruminant and non-ruminant systems. 

We have expertise in dairy science with focus on nutritional strategies for enhancing animal health. Our expertise is being applied to the need for novel and sustainable approaches to increase food production.

Explore our research groups

Animal production

Promoting efficiency and quality in livestock production systems whilst minimising environmental impact through reducing nitrogen and methane outputs.

Animal production
 

Monogastric research

Understanding ovarian function, early embryo development and factors effecting reproductive system health and performance.
 

Monogastric research
 
 

Embryology and development

Understanding the mechanisms that regulate early development to improve fertility, development, production efficiency and health of offspring.

Embryology and development
 

Reproductive function and health

Understanding ovarian function, early embryo development and factors effecting reproductive system health and performance.

Reproductive function and health
 
 

Stem cells and reprogramming

Understanding the mechanisms that regulate differentiation of stem cells and determine cell fate.

Stem cells and reprogramming

 

Phage biotechnology

Exploiting bacteriophage for biocontrol, therapeutic and diagnostic applications.

Phage biotechnology

 
 

Nutritional biochemistry

Understanding the function of nutrients at the cellular and molecular level and the role in metabolic processes, growth and ageing.

Nutritional biochemistry

 

Alternative proteins

Evaluating novel systems for the production of plant and non-plant proteins and assessing nutritional value towards sustainable food systems.

 

 
 

Epigenetics

Understanding the epigenetic basis and heritability of acquired traits in mammals and the role of biological aging in health and disease.
 

Neuroscience

Understanding the neurological basis of anxiety related disorders and acute and chronic pain.

 
 

 

 

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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