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Professor George Oikonomou DVM PhD FHEA MRCVS

Professor of Cattle Health and Welfare Livestock & One Health

Research

Dairy cattle lameness

Dairy cattle genetics

Microbiomics

Research Grants

Upgrading and implementing mathematical models to increase nitrogen use efficiency of lactating dairy cows (CowficieNcy)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

September 2018 - December 2021

Mapping the patterns and drivers of antibiotic use and environmental resistance in the Argentine beef industry.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

August 2019 - May 2022

Aetiopathogenesis and genomic architecture of claw horn lesions in dairy cattle

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

December 2018 - December 2021

Deciphering the microbiome of infectious lameness causing lesions in dairy cattle

BRITISH VETERINARY ASSOCIATION ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION (UK)

June 2017 - August 2017

Using genomics to prevent lameness-causing foot lesions in dairy cattle

THE ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (UK)

February 2017 - June 2019

2014 allocation - Wellcome ISSF non clinical fellowships

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

May 2015 - October 2018

Bench fees for Veysel Bay

TURKISH EMBASSY (LONDON)

November 2015 - October 2018

Research Collaborations

Dr Niamh Forde

Project: Conceptus-derived proteins: potential predictors of early pregnancy success in cattle
External: Division of Reproduction and Early Development, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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R. C. Bicalho; Y. H. Schukken

Project: Dynamics of the Mammary Microbiota During and After Intramammary Infection with Major Mastitis Pathogens
External: Cornell University

Co-Project Director
Co-supervision of one PhD student

Georgios Valergakis; Nikolaos Panousis

Project: Protein metabolism and muscle mobilization in periparturient dairy cattle.
External: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Co-supervision of a PhD student