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With the increasing complexity of natural and social issues facing farmed animals and their systems it is becoming increasingly important to recognise the benefits of interdisciplinary and integrated scientific approaches in achieving sustainable farming systems. Fortunately, the advancement of new technologies and methods, such as high throughput –omics data, enhanced computer memory, modelling, and data-driven biology provide new capabilities for integrating information that has not previously existed.
The SRUC Integrative Animal Sciences team aims to synthesise the perspectives of a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines to address complex questions or problems. Our team includes a diverse range of expertise, but also aims at collaborative efforts with other scientific/technical disciplines and industry to examine linkages among single-disciplinary perspectives, during which new methods, concepts, and approaches are often developed. Some of the areas we cover include: