Genomics and Animal Breeding Reserach Group —— Principal Investigator
LI, Meng-Hua
 Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
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Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Genomics and Environment-induced Adaptive Evolution Group    中文

Prof. Meng-Hua LI, group leader of Genomics and Environment-induced AdaptiveEvolution; Key Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China.

1998- 2003, Ph.D.Huazhong Agricultural University

2003-2008, Post-doc, Agrifood Research Finland (Finland); Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)

2008-2010, Post-doc, University of Helsinki (Finland); UniversitàCattolicadelSacroCuore (Italy)

2010-2011, PI, Agrifood Research Finland (Finland); Docent, University of Helsinki (Finland)


Research Interests:

My research topics consist of two parts, i.e. ecological and conservation genomics of sheep and their wild ancestors. Regarding to the ecological genomics, I am interested in the climate-induced impact on the genome of different native sheep breeds which have adapted to a diverse range of climates or environments. Since farm animals as well as other vertebrates are facing the influence of changing global climates, genomic characterization of climate-induced adaptation would very important for the evaluation of native breeds which would survive or adapt themselves in future or different environments. In addition, I have interests in characterizing the genomic diversity or variability of Chinese native sheep breeds as well as the wild sheep e.g. Asian Mouflon, Argali and Urial etc. using different types of markers such as genome-wide SNPs, mtDNA and Y-chromosomal markers.

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