GABI's research objectives are aimed at improving our understanding of genetic variability of biological functions and developing methods and tools for genetic improvement and preservation of animal populations.
Characterizing and Using Genetic Variability
The unit relies on interdisciplinary expertise in genetics, genomics, biostatistics and biology. Our activities begin with acquiring new knowledge through methodological innovation and transfer to the field.
Genetic Variability and Trait Variability
Phenotyping of animals and their products, genetic architecture of traits, identification of causal variations, Functional analysis of identified polymorphisms.
Dynamics of Genes, Genomes and Populations
The organisation and regulation of genomes and epigenomes, the stud of microbiomes, characterization and management of animal genetic resources, genetics-genomics of populations and the landscape.
Prediction of performances
Prediction of trait transmission over generations (genetic improvement, genomic selection), (prediction of phenotypes during an individual's life (search for biomarkers that characterize physiological state or response to disturbances).
This research axe is cross-cutting, contributing to each of the other research axes while developing its own research methodology on the transmission of traits (statistical genetics), evolution of allelic and haplotypic frequencies, and Systems Biology.