Terhi Iso-Touru

Animal genetics investigates how the genome of the animals influences their phenotypes. Besides natural selection, domesticated species have and are subjected to artificial selection to improve traits that are beneficial (e.g. milk production, manageability) for humans.  The identification of the genomic regions and genetic interaction networks is the key to understand the existence of particular trait. Hence my research interest is especially in the genotype-phenotype interactions. Currently I work as a post-doc researcher in a project that is seeking to resolve genomic features related to immunological responses and to enhance disease resistance in livestock (funded by Academy of Finland).