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Research Research teams Animal Production and Genetic Research Group

Animal Production and Genetic Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER: Dr. András Gáspárdy

CONTACT: gaspardy.andras@univet.hu

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERS:

Full Professors: Dr. Imre Bodó professor emeritus, Dr. László Zöldág

Associate Professor: Dr. András Gáspárdy

Assistant Professors: Dr. Ákos Maróti-Agóts, Dr. Boglárka Vincze

Research fellow: Dr. Petra Zenke

Assistant: Ágnes Keindl

Co-operate: Csaba Csapodi (ELTE), Endre Kaltenecker (MSZTE), Dr. Andrea Kőrösi (MMgM), Dr. László Sáfár (MJKSZ)

 

RESEARCH AREAS:

Genotyping:

Biodiversity of domestic animal populations, data recording and breeding value estimation. Molecular diagnosis of inheritable disorders in dog and cat, forensic genetics, DNA-based identity and parentage control. Sampling optimalization methods.

Phenotyping:

Modern methods for phenotypical description. 2D and 3D modelling and automaticall recognition of anatomical points. Non linear measurements of phenotype. New methods of mathematical description of animal body. Geomtric Morphometry as a potential tool in animal breeding. Real-time 3D modeling of farm animals.Archiving of phenotypes. In silico external judgement. Investigation of possibilities of VAM method in poultry breedeng. CT scans and 3D modelling.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

SAVE – Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

DAGENE – International Association for the Conservation of Animal Breeds in the Danube Region

EFABIS – European Farm Animal Biodiversty Information System

Fun club of the Association of Hungarian Grey Cattle breeders
Hungarian Humboldt-Association
Hungarian Association of Geneticists
Budapest Chamber of Judicial Experts
Hungarian Veterinary Association
Hungarian Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders’

Committee for History of Animal Husbandry

 

LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS:

Szent István University

National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre

Kaposvár University, Faculty of Animal Science
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Ausztria)
Hungarian Agricultural Museum
Hungarian Natural History Museum
Research Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation

University of Ljubljana

University of Zagreb

 

SERVICES:

– forensic expertise and consultancy

– DNA-based identity and parentage conrol

– theoretical and practical trainings

– VATEM field investigations

– VATEM analysis

– Dadat for Sire catalogue

 

GRANTS:

Funding source

Project title and topic

Amount (HUF)

Research Faculty

(Ministry of Human Capacities)

2014 – Populationgenetic researches for maintenace of genetic reserves

1.000.000

MVH

2013-2017 – Conservation of Genetic Resources (2081807051)

5.000.000

VEKOP

2017-2021 – Establishing of gene bank of native breeds in Carpathian-basin

100.000.000