Research at the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics
The Centre the following major programmes underway . . .
Multi-disciplinary science programmes
Our programmes involve integrated science capability teams as well as collaborations with other leading research groups. We establish and maintain strong links with stakeholders nationally and internationally, particularly in New Zealand’s productive sectors.
Addressing the key reproduction issues
The Centre for Reproduction and Genomics tackles the most significant problems facing human health, the livestock industry and other animal production systems.
We have teams of world-class scientists who:
- Provide new knowledge to enhance or suppress reproduction
- Improve our ability to predict susceptibility to disease and illness
- Advance our basic knowledge of reproductive and genomic biology
- Develop technological advances in reproductive and genomic science
Leading genomic technologies
The strength of our approach is to use the ever-increasing body of genomic resources in a comparative evolutionary framework. This approach allows us to establish new knowledge of the key similarities and differences between species, populations and individuals.
From this, we can:
- Rapidly identify new genetic candidates for simple and complex traits
- Better understand biochemical and developmental pathways
- Develop new biological and biochemical models
- Gain technological improvements to health and reproduction