Below a selection of available projects at both universities are presented. At the bottom of the page are links to find additional projects.
The evolution of reproduction and the sex chromosomes
The aim of this project is to dissect the genetic cause behind distorted sex ratios in horses. This includes to develop assays to determine if there are any chromosomal abnormalities in the sex chromosome pair among parents and offspring. Such assays can potentially be used for diagnosis of reproductive problems in horses. In another part of the project, selfish genetic elements that may cause the distorted sex ratios will be investigated.
Dairy Farmers Dashboard
The Dairy Farmers Dashboard will take data from the Gigacow database and use it to provide actionable information to support the daily farm operations. Work in the degree project(s) includes to create functions for processing data for the Dashboard and to create a customisable Dashboard accessible to farmers using their mobile, tablets and computers.
Mapping genes that control hair growth in horses
This project takes advantage of the large variety in mane length in horses, to characterise factors that affect hair growth. The goal is to identify mutations for hair growth that might regulate the length of the hair cycle, i.e. the time from when a hair starts to grow until it falls off and a new hair begins to grow.
In vitro embryo production at SLU
The Developmental Biology Platform at SLU often has projects that are suitable as degree projects or equivalent, of at least 30 credits. Projects at the platform include participation in all parts of the in vitro fertilisation work.
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.
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