BREAKING NEWS: Two new PhD studentships available in the group to start in 2018!
 Genetic mechanisms underlying sex differences in stress responses
For more details and to apply, see here: www.findaphd.com/search/projectdetails.aspx?PJID=90844
 The uterine environment and its association with transgenerational performance in pigs
For more details and to apply, see here:
can you tell if an animal is happy or sad?
Our research features in this BBSRC video on measuring emotions in animals.
PIgsustain has started!
The 1st February is an important day in history for many reasons…
In 1992 George W Bush proclaimed an end to the Cold War.
In 1984 the half penny coin ceased to be legal tender.
In 1968 Elvis Presley became a Dad to Lisa Marie Presley.
But most importantly…
The 1st February 2017 marks the beginning of our very exciting project “PigSustain: Predicting the Impacts of Intensification and Future Changes on UK Pig Industry Resilience”.
A great deal of work and commitment has been invested into bringing this project to fruition, and in the process of doing so we have built a brilliant multidisciplinary team led by Professor Lisa Collins (Leeds) and Professor Richard Bennett (Reading).
Over the next 4 years we aim to use a multi-disciplinary, integrated systems approach to model and assess the resilience of the UK pig industry historically, currently and in the future – Specifically how it will be affected by intensification, fluctuations in consumer demand, climate change and risks associated with global production and international trade.
If you want to learn a bit more about what we will be focussing on, please check the slideshow below, and get in touch: email@example.com.
pig personality research features on Bbc1's country file
Our BBSRC-funded ModelPig research featured on BBC1's Countryfile in August 2016. See Lisa and Mary with Adam Henson in an extract from the show below.
animal welfare epidemiology lab
School of Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK