Research and Science

Areas of research conducted within the Faculty of Animal Science

  1. Neuroimmunoendocrine regulation of the mechanisms of animal development and adaptation.
  2. Comprehensive regulation of brain-intestine axis activity in different animal species.
  3. Influence of thyroid hormones and environmental xenobiotics on the functions of the hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian and -thyroid axes in domestic birds and cyprinid fish.
  4. Chicken, quail and common carp embryos as experimental models in studies concerning the influence of environmental toxicants on physiological processes in the organism.
  5. The role of growth hormone, prolactin and aquaporins in the regulation of the avian reproductive system function in domestic birds.
  6. Molecular mechanisms of tissue remodeling of the avian ovary and oviduct during the reproductive cycle with particular emphasis on the role of metalloproteinases.
  7. The role of glutamic acid and its receptors in the stress response on the level of motivation structures of the brain and adrenal glands.
  8. Genetic variability and gene expression, mainly fatty acid metabolism-related genes; influence of miR and agomiR on the expression of selected aging genes in fibroblast cells.
  9. Genetic and environmental factors influencing functional and production traits of dairy cattle in Poland and estimation of genetic parameters and breeding value of farm animals.
  10. Phenotypic and genetic analysis of quantitative and qualitative traits in livestock and companion animals.
  11. Production, environmental and economic aspects of dairy and beef herd management in the intensive and sustainable cattle farming.
  12. Genetic and environmental (organisation and management, nutrition, housing conditions, welfare and biotechnological treatments) factors influencing swine physiological function and production performance.
  13. Estimation of breeding, reproductive and performance value of equines and dogs.
  14. Cell biology, histology, histopathology, protein expression, microstructure and meat quality.
  15. Behaviour of animals used in animal therapy.
  16. Hygiene of animals’ environment, and abiotic factors influencing animal welfare (geo- and electromagnetic field, suspended dust, disinfectants)
  17. Research on the optimization of the poultry incubation process
  18. Parasitic fauna of animals, and the prevention and prophylaxis of parasitic diseases
  19. Individual differentiation of the honey bees (Apis mellifera) temperature preferences
  20. The relationships between body size and labor efficiency in ants
  21. Maturation mechanisms and development competences of livestock and companion animals gametes and embryos
  22. Mutagenesis and its impact on the level of instability and genome variability in livestock and companion animals
  23. Analysis of chosen reproductive and functional features of domestic birds
  24. Study of genome variability using molecular genetics techniques and high-throughput genome analysis tools - NGS and microarrays.
  25. The effects of genetic and environmental factors in the processes of reproduction, lactation and metabolism of animals
  26. Mechanism of action of endocrine distruptors in neuronal cells - in vitro studies
  27. Studies on hormonal control of fish reproduction, an impact of environmental pollutants on fish physiology and ichthyofauna monitoring in inland waters
  28. The effect of nutritional factors on the development of gastrointestinal tract and immune system of dairy calves
  29. Prevalence, risk factors, and consequences of ketosis in dairy cows
  30. Digestive physiology of selected zoo animals
  31. Effect of fats in the diet of horses
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