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Applied phenomics to identify biomarkers in pigs for new concepts in precision livestock farming

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Project "MARKTHEPIG" data sheet

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address: VIA ZAMBONI 33
postcode: 40126

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 168˙277 €
 EC max contribution 168˙277 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2018-05-31


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 Project objective

Considerable progress has been made in characterising genomes, allowing comprehensive insights into patterns of genetic diversity in many organisms. However, the question of how genetics and environment interact to influence phenotype still remains challenging. Recent advances in DNA sequencing and phenotyping technologies, in concert with analysis of large datasets have spawned 'phenomics', the use of large scale approaches to study how genetic instructions from a single gene or the whole genome translate into the full set of phenotypic traits of an organism. Phenomics can be used across the full range of biological sciences, from cell culture studies in well-defined laboratory environments to populations of organisms under rapidly changing conditions. Advances in “omics” technologies, are providing the necessary tools to extensively phenotype increasingly large collections of individuals. The application and integration of these technologies in animal science will provide great opportunities to tackle biologically important questions (e.g. how to improve animal welfare, the environmental impact) at a whole new level. Indeed, these information could be used to develop precision livestock farming with the ultimate aim to offer a real-time monitoring and management system, solving in part problems of animal productions in high density populated regions, like Europe.

The aim of the current project is to take advantage of the knowledge obtained by the University of Bologna in highly phenotyped pigs to better understand the factors, both genetic and non-genetic, that contribute to its variability. In the project, the use of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics, will be the approach employed to provide new insights into the spectrum and structure of phenotypic diversity and the characteristics influencing the ability to accurately predict phenotypes.

Indirect benefit for human health will be obtained by strengthening the pig as a biomedical model.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Samuele Bovo, Alessio Di Luca, Giuliano Galimberti, Stefania Dall’Olio, Luca Fontanesi
A comparative analysis of label-free liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry liver proteomic profiles highlights metabolic differences between pig breeds
published pages: e0199649, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199649
PLOS ONE 13/9 2019-06-13
2018 Samuele Bovo1, Alessio Di Luca1, Giuliano Galimberti, Stefania Dall\'Olio, Luca Fontanesi 1These Authors contributed equally to this work
A comparative analysis of label-free liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry liver proteomic profiles highlights metabolic differences between pig breeds
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.1101/346056
bioRxiv 2019-06-13

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