Animal Genetics and Diseases

Wednesday 8th May 2019, 1:00pm to Friday 10th May 2019, 2:00pm

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA

The second conference in the series will highlight recent advances in animal genetics and genome technologies and will bring together specialists working on the interface of genomics, genetic engineering and infectious disease with the aims of improving animal and human health and welfare.



piglets in farm building - credit Roslin Institute

Novel genomic technologies, mathematical modelling and quantitative genetics approaches, applied to host animals, as well as their pathogens, have transformed the understanding of animal diseases, host-pathogen interactions and epidemiology and their effects on productivity of farmed animal species and food supply chains.




This year’s conference will not only put the spotlight on the immune response of host animals and epidemiology but also cover the genetics and genomics of pathogens and the impact of animal-human relationships.

Registrations are encouraged from researchers, breeders and technical specialists interested in learning and disseminating the latest cutting-edge techniques and methodologies across model species, wildlife, farmed animals and companion animals.

Scientific sessions:-

  • Genetics of immune response
  • New technologies in breeding
  • Quantitative genetics applied to disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Host pathogen interactions: microbiome – mechanisms & modelling
  • Comparative and functional genomics
  • Pathogen genetics and genomics

A draft programme will be available soon.