Michael Dyck

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Recent Research Projects

Characterization of the porcine maternal-embryonic interface and its role in embryonic development.

2014/15-2018/19 • $150,000 • PI
Prenatal mortality is a common and significant problem in all mammalian species. The pig is an excellent animal model because between 25-30% of developing embryos are lost prior to or during implantation. The exact mechanisms of embryonic death are poorly understood, but are hypothesized to be...

Novel selection strategies for sows and boars to optimize litter quality and performance

2015/16-2017/18 • $300,000 • PI,CO
Global, national and regional genetic companies are able to supply the Canadian pork production industry with production sows and terminal line boars with exceptional genetic merit. However, using existing management practices, and because of inadvertent genetic-environment interactions,...

Pyrosequencer for genomics and epigenomics research

2016/17 • $103,234 • PI,CO
A multi-user core facility, Agricultural Genomics and Proteomics Unit (AGP Unit), in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, provides key capacity for researchers employing genomics technologies for technological innovation in food and the bio-economy. These internationally...

Variable Mode Laser Scanner for Precise Imaging and Quantitation of Biomolecules

2014/15 • $110,111 • PI,CO
Agricultural Genomics and Proteomics Unit (AGP Unit) in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science is a multi-user core facility supporting the research programs of over 100 users from The Livestock Gentec Group, The Swine Reproduction-Development Program, Alberta Innovates...

NSERC EmbryoGENE Strategic Network

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,452,850 • PI,CO
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Application of reproductive technologies to improve the utilization of superior sires in the pork production industry

2011/12-2012/13 • $60,000 • PI,CO
The use of artificial insemination (AI) has had a major impact on genetic improvement in the swine industry. However, unlike other livestock industries (e.g. dairy), Canadian pork production has not fully realized the genetic gains and strategic advantages that AI can provide. This is due to: 1)...

Microplate reader, a necessary tool for functional genomics and proteomics studies in animal, microbial and plant systems

2011/12 • $38,755 • PI,CO
High throughput functional genomics and proteomics studies are the major focus of the research conducted in a multi-user Agricultural Genomics and Proteomics Unit (AGP Unit) in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science. Various researchers from The Livestock Genomics Group,...

Ozone free box for microarray based functional genomics studies

2010/11 • $22,227 • PI,CO
High throughput functional genomics and proteomics studies are the major focus of the research conducted in a multi-user Agricultural Genomics and Proteomics Unit (AGP Unit) in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science. Various researchers from The Alberta Ingenuity Centre for...

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