How Can We Advance Integrative Biology Research in Animal Science in 21st Century? Experience at University of Ljubljana from 2002 to 2022

Tanja Kunej, Simon Horvat, Janez Salobir, Blaž Stres, Špela Mikec, Tomaž Accetto, Gorazd Avguštin, Bojana Bogovič Matijašić, Angela Cividini, Andreja Čanžek Majhenič, Marko Čepon, Leon Deutsch, Ida Djurdjevič, Emil Erjavec, Gregor Gorjanc, Antonija Holcman, Dušanka Jordan, Luka Juvančič, Stane Kavčič, Ajda KermaunerMarija Klopčič, Tina Kocjančič, Milena Kovač, Aleš Kuhar, Andrej Lavrenčič, Jakob Leskovec, Alenka Levart, Špela Malovrh, Romana Marinšek-Logar, Petra Mohar Lorbeg, Mojca Narat, Tanja Obermajer, Diana Paveljšek, Tatjana Pirman, Klemen Potočnik, Ilona Rac, Vida Rezar, Irena Rogelj, Mojca Simčič, Aleš Snoj, Simona Sušnik Bajec, Tanja Šumrada, Dušan Terčič, Primož Treven, Maša Vodovnik, Manja Zupan Šemrov, Jaka Žgajnar, Silvester Žgur, Peter Dovč

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Abstract

In this perspective analysis, we strive to answer the following question: how can we advance integrative biology research in the 21st century with lessons from animal science? At the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Animal Science, we share here our three lessons learned in the two decades from 2002 to 2022 that we believe could inform integrative biology, systems science, and animal science scholarship in other countries and geographies. Cultivating multiomics knowledge through a conceptual lens of integrative biology is crucial for life sciences research that can stand the test of diverse biological, clinical, and ecological contexts. Moreover, in an era of the current COVID-19 pandemic, animal nutrition and animal science, and the study of their interactions with human health (and vice versa) through integrative biology approaches hold enormous prospects and significance for systems medicine and ecosystem health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-588
JournalOMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology
Volume26
Issue number11
Early online date28 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Biology
  • COVID-19/epidemiology
  • Ecosystem
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Pandemics

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