Research to improve production and health of livestock animals

Animal products, which are nutritionally better balanced and abundant in essential amino acids, are important for human health. The Animal Science Division focuses on research on improving livestock production and health to deliver sufficient high-quality animal proteins to consumers at reasonable prices. In particular, we conduct the following research: 1) Development of a new usage of germ cells and pluripotent stem cells for both effective improvement and reproduction of livestock, 2) Mechanism by which livestock react to stressors such as light, temperature, and rearing environment, 3) Mechanism by which brain, ovary and uterus adjust the reproduction of livestock, 4) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of innate immune systems, and 5) Development of novel cell culture systems.