Degree projects

Below a selection of available projects at both universities are presented. Click on the title for more information about each project.

Further down 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.


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

Available degree projects at UU can also be found at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and at the Biology Education Centre.

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:

General information can be found at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. Some projects are also announced at the SLU Career Portal.