Research Interest Groups

 

Research Interest Groups

With faculty-driven interest, the GGI sponsors multiple university-wide Research Interest Groups (RIGs) that are designed to foster cross-cutting interdisciplinary research. RIGs meet regularly to share research interests and exchange ideas. Products from RIGs include mini-symposiums or workshops, new collaborations, and collaborative grant proposals. RIGS are open to faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

Evolutionary and Comparative Genetics & Genomics

Members of the Evolutionary and Comparative Genetics and Genomics (ECGG) RIG are interested in gene and genome evolution, comparative genomics, and modelling evolution.

Cell and Developmental Genetics & Genomics

Members of the Cell and Developmental Genetics and Genomics (CDGG) RIG are interested in genotype-phenotype studies, using both quantitative genetics and systems biology approaches.

Genetics and Genomics of Plant and Animal Breeding

Members of the Genetics and Genomics of Plant and Animal Breeding (PAB) RIG are interested in DNA marker discovery, genotyping technologies, genome-wide association studies, genomic selection, and mapping genes for marker-aided selection in plant and animal breeding.

Genetics of Disease in Plants and Animals

Members of the Genetics of Disease in Plants and Animals (GDPA) RIG are interested in the genetics of hosts and pathogens, the genetics of disease, and improving methods for precision health applications for plants and animals.

Genetic/Genome Engineering and Emerging Technologies

Members of the Genetic/Genome Engineering and Emerging Technologies (EET) RIG are interested in genome engineering, transgenics, biotechnology and synthetic biology.