Research Center for AnimalGenomics
人员组成 / Personnel Structure
The center consists of two innovation groups of CAAS and four labs. Among the 54 team members, one person awarded “National Thousand Talent Program”, three have received the National Key Project Fund from NSFC, one have received the National Leading Personnel in Shenzhen, and four have received the Overseas High-level Talents in Shenzhen. The team includes six doctoral advisors, six research professors, and nine post-doctoral, 21 graduate students.
研究方向 / Research Areas
Integrate multi-omics methods to understand the genetic basis of economic traits of pigs and other livestock animals and identify important candidate genes and molecular marks for genetic breeding;
Develop genomic selection and genome editing technologies, carry out breed innovation and genetic improvement in pigs, and create disease model pigs for medical research;
Construct three-dimensional transcriptional regulatory networks of vertebrates, screen for and verify transcriptional regulatory elements on a large scale, and elucidate the functions of key genes and non-coding RNAs;
Construct model systems for piglet nutrition, microbial and epigenomics research; analyze the epigenetic effects of environmental factors such as flora and nutrients on animal development and disease;
Develop technology systems, such as DNA tracing to ensure animal-derived food safety.
任务目标 / Objectives
The Animal Genome Research Center will use multi-omics techniques, genome selection and genome editing to elucidate the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the development of important organs and economic traits in pigs and other animals; Develop genetic improvement and carry out new material creation and breed improvement in pigs and other livestock animals; Study the epigenetic effects of environmental factors on animals; Solve the key problems of genetic breeding in the sustainable development of pig industry, and provide animal models for human medical research. In addition, the Center will develop DNA tracing technology to ensure the quality and safety of food of animal originin the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
良猪计划 / A+ Pig Program (APP)
China is the world's largest pig farming and pork consumer. The “A+ Pig Program” is mainly aimed at the two major industrial issues of excellent breeding pig breeding and pork product safety. With the core of Omics technology, it focuses on the two goals of “great breeding pigs and safety pork” to achieve the localization of fine breeding pigs and the precision of pigs and products Tracing to the source provides a guarantee for the sustainable development of pig farming and pork food safety in China. Through the implementation of the project, major breakthroughs will be made in the theory of the important economic trait formation mechanism of pigs. Established two major technical systems for whole genome selection and genome editing to achieve precise traceability for each pig and product.
创新团队 / Innovation groups of CAAS
Pig genome design and breeding innovation team
Animal Functional Genomics Innovation Team
Agricultural Epigenomics Group (AEG)
课题组 / Labs
唐中林课题组 / Tang Zhonglin Lab
左二伟课题组 / Zuo Erwei Lab
Yuwen Liu课题组 / Liu Yuwen Lab
易国强课题组 / Yi Guoqiang Lab
高 飞课题组 / Gao Fei Lab