Degree projects

Below a selection of available projects at both universities are presented. At the bottom of the page are links to find additional projects.

The evolution of reproduction and the sex chromosomes

The aim of this project is to dissect the genetic cause behind distorted sex ratios in horses. This includes to develop assays to determine if there are any chromosomal abnormalities in the sex chromosome pair among parents and offspring. Such assays can potentially be used for diagnosis of reproductive problems in horses. In another part of the project, selfish genetic elements that may cause the distorted sex ratios will be investigated.

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Two brown foals

Dairy Farmers Dashboard

The Dairy Farmers Dashboard will take data from the Gigacow database and use it to provide actionable information to support the daily farm operations. Work in the degree project(s) includes to create functions for processing data for the Dashboard and to create a customisable Dashboard accessible to farmers using their mobile, tablets and computers.

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Photo of cows

Mapping genes that control hair growth in horses

This project takes advantage of the large variety in mane length in horses, to characterise factors that affect hair growth. The goal is to identify mutations for hair growth that might regulate the length of the hair cycle, i.e. the time from when a hair starts to grow until it falls off and a new hair begins to grow.

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Horse with light coloured mane

In vitro embryo production at SLU

The Developmental Biology Platform at SLU often has projects that are suitable as degree projects or equivalent, of at least 30 credits. Projects at the platform include participation in all parts of the in vitro fertilisation work.

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Microscope image of cells

Method development for registering physical activity, energy metabolism and energy balance

The aim of the development projects is to increase our knowledge about physical activity, energy metabolism and energy balance in children, youths and adults. This we will allow us to provide more individually adjusted recommendations about physical activity and diet.

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Equipment for measuring body composition

Additional projects at UU

Available degree projects at UU can also be found at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and at the Biology Education Centre.

General information about degree projects is presented at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology

Additional projects at SLU

Available projects are listed by the respective departments:

General information can be found at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. Some projects are also announced at the SLU Career Portal.

Last modified: 2021-10-07