Our main objective is to contribute to the sustainable conservation and management of animal species, characterizing and delimiting their populations by means of genomic tools.
We have a wide range of experience in obtaining Genetic Fingerprint for its subsequent application within Animal Conservation and Genetic Improvement Programs and in areas such as Food Safety and Life Quality, and Forensic Genetics.
We are interested in the identification of genes and genetic markers associated with complex traits which have potential use in Animal Breeding programs or in Personalized Medicine, as in the case with the human species.
We are focused on the creation of genomic resources in non-model species for the optimal development of subsequent studies.
The advent of NGS sequencing technologies has made it possible, thanks to the generation of huge volumes of data, the study of whole genomes of a given environment or ecosystem directly from samples, without having to isolate and cultivate those species.
We use Bioinformatics tools extensively in our daily research, especially in Metagenomics and Genomics of non-model species. We are also exploring the role of Semantic Web technologies in publishing and consuming the data we produce.