Below a selection of available projects at both universities are presented. Click on the title for more information about each project.
At the bottom of the page are links to find additional projects.
Adjuvant induced immunomodulatory effects
In the project, immune modulatory effects of a saponin adjuvant (G3) are studied in the pig and the horse. Saponin adjuvants are used in a number of veterinary vaccines and some are currently in human clinical trials. The project focuses on the early inflammatory response provoked by the adjuvant and is mainly carried out in vitro.
Comparative genetics of immunological diseases towards functional genomics
The project focuses on comparative genetics in dogs and humans, with the aim to identify genetic alterations behind autoimmune hypothyroidism and Addison’s disease. The work is performed in close collaboration between veterinarians, geneticists, molecular biologists and human medical doctors.
Genetics of performance traits in horses
The myostatin gene has been associated with racing performance in horses. This project investigates the role of mutations in the myostatin gene on the athletic performance of different horse breeds.
Method development for registering physical activity, energy metabolism and energy balance
The aim of the development projects is to increase our knowledge about physical activity, energy metabolism and energy balance in children, youths and adults. This we will allow us to provide more individually adjusted recommendations about physical activity and diet.
Ethology-based experimental studies of animal behaviour
Behavior profiles in laboratory animals will be obtained using the recently established model Multivariate concentric square field test. The results will contribute to improving experimental models in behaviour neuropharmacology research.
Additional projects at UU
General information about degree projects is presented at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology
Additional projects at SLU
Available projects are listed by the respective departments:
- Dept. of Clinical Sciences
- Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
- Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
- Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics
- Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health