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What lies behind Can-ID

What lies behind Can-ID

Vetgenomics S. L. is a Technological Base Company, participated in by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and expert in the field of genetic veterinary diagnosis and animal genomics.

Vetgenomics consists of a multidisciplinary group of internationally respected investigators. This experience has allowed the company to become a member of the ISAG (International Society for Animal Genetics) and to participate in the validation of the new international panel of SNP type genetic markers (which will substitute the microsatellite type) in dogs.

In Vetgenomics, Dr. Oscar Ramírez is the Head of the Can-ID Project

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Dr. Oscar Ramírez

Oscar Ramírez is passionate about canids and has spent over 15 years studying their genetics. His research has contributed to a better understanding of both the state of wild wolf populations and the domestication of dogs. He is co-author of over 50 scientific publications, including articles published in Nature, Nature Communications, PNAS, Genome Research and PloS Genetics. RESEARCHGATE. Mention must also be made of the part he has played in the sequencing of wild canids and the confirmation, by means of non-invasive genetic sampling, of the return of the wolf to Catalonia in 2004, following more than 60 years of extinction.

He has a degree in Biology and a Doctorate in Genetics, from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and undertook his postdoctoral research with the group run by Dr. Carles Lalueza-Fox, of the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF – CSIC).

He also taught as the professor in charge of the subject area of Zoology, on the Human Biology Degree Course at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) (2007-2014) and was co-supervisor for the thesis presented by Natalia Sastre, titled: Genetics of Conservation: the Grey Wolf (Canis Lupus), in May 2011, and by Valentina Cartagnano, titled: Paleogenetics and Animal Domestication: Evaluation of the Social and Economic Implications of the Management and Selection of Canis Familiaris in the Western Mediterranean from the End of the Pleistocene to Romanisation, presented in November 2016.

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