PhD and Postdoc course: Genetics, Epigenetics and Neurobiology of Damaging Behaviour
An opportunity for PhD students and Postdocs to learn about genetic and epigenetic effects on damaging behavior, to discuss the latest science and make new European connections.
Where and When
Bratislava, Slovakia, November 12-14, 2018.
Address: Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel, Zabotova street 2, 811 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
Application form: available here!
Mon 12th Nov: 'Genetic Background and Neurobiology'
Introduction to genetics of damaging social behaviour in laying hens and pigs
The neurobiology of affiliation and social bonding
Relationship between stress and neurogenesis and other brain processes in birds
Tues 13th Nov: 'Recording, Genomics and Epigenetics'
Tracking social interactions: which measurements for which phenotypes?
The use of 'omics data': biomarkers
Epigenetics of social behaviour
Evening: Social evening
Wed 8th Nov: 'The way forward: reducing damaging behaviour by selective breeding?'
Experimental design: responses from a divergent selection for social reinstatement in Japanese quails, relations with production traits
A breeding company perspective: Genetic strategies to reduce damaging behaviour, account for GXE and ethical and societal concerns
Ethical considerations and selective breeding