01. februar 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in embryology

At Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen a position as Postdoc in embryology is available from April 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
Information about the Department can be found at www.ivh.ku.dk

Background 

The project “In vitro embryo production and genomic selection harnessing Danish elite cattle breeding” (EliteOva), supported by Innovation Fund Denmark, was initiated in December 2017 and is housed at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.  

Project description 

EliteOva will develop and implement technologies for in vitro production (IVP) and genomic selection of elite embryos in Danish Holstein cattle. IVP embryos will be produced from top quality eggs (oocytes) and biopsies from the embryos will be genotyped for estimation of breeding values including disease resistance and resilience as well as novel traits as feed-efficiency and methane emission. The quality of embryos and calves will be studied meticulously for epigenetic and transcriptomic aberrations and phenotypic characteristics in order to verify their normality.  
 
The postdoc will be responsible for implementing the procedures for collection of embryonic biopsies, DNA extraction and DNA amplification and will also be involved in the process of IVP of bovine embryos. Some of these activities are expected to take place at a partner laboratory in Tirsvad, Jutland. 
 
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