Laboratory for Evolutionary and Ecological Immunology

Introducing the Laboratory for Evolutionary and Ecological Immunology


Research Area


Animal immunology, immunogenetics and investigation of functionally relevant variability in the ecological context


Excellence


Genetics of evolutionary adaptations in immunity leading to animal disease resistance


Mission


Health is conditioned by heritable disease resistance and environment. Our aim is to conduct outstanding research focused on the mapping of animal interspecific and intraspecific genetic variability responsible for variation in disease resistance, and the investigation of the association between genotype and environment in forming the immunophenotype in health and disease. Since any knowledge in this field should lead to improvements in biomedicine and biotechnology, our goal is also to support the transfer of the results of our basic research into applied practice in agriculture and nature protection. Currently we are particularly interested in improving natural disease resistance in domestic birds by genome enrichment with resistance-associated genotypes and in improving tools applicable in avian medicine and research.