GOTO Tatsuhiko Associate Professor

ThemeResearches on genetic basis controlling phenotypic variation in livestock animals

My DreamRevealing complex genetic basis of several phenotypic variation in livestock animals
Field Animal Breeding and Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience
Keyword Genetics, Genome, Chicken, Phenotype, Variation, Genomics, Mapping, Gene, Domestication, Behavior


Research topic is to understand genetic basis controlling phenotypic variation in livestock animals.

  1. "Genetic analysis for several traits in chickens": Searching for chromosomal regions affecting egg production and egg quality traits. To understand genetic mechanism underlying phenotypic diversity.
  2. "Population genomics in livestock animals": Revealing genomic signatures of selection in each breed population. Searching for genes affecting egg production by comparing the genomic differences between high and low populations of egg production traits.
  3. "Genomics for animal domestication": Searching for genetic variants affecting domestication-related traits by using domestic animals and their wild ancesters.

List of current research topics

  • Genetic analysis for Mendelian traits and quantitative traits in chickens
  • Population genomics in livestock animals
  • Genomics and genetic analyses for animal domestication
  • Genetic and environmental factors for egg-taste traits in chickens
Academic degree D.Agr.
Self introduction

I am from Gifu city, Japan. Until now, my main research focus is genetic mapping of egg traits in chickens. My hobbies are playing soccer and running.

Room addressGeneral Research Building I
Room numberS3102-1
Mail address tats.goto atmark


Research Center for Global Agromedicine/Department of Agriculture and Animal ScienceResearch Department/Department of Life and Food Sciences/Division of Animal Production/Section of Life Science
Related industries Animal production
Affiliated academic society Jpanese Society of Animal Science, Japan Poultry Science Association, Japanese Society of Animal Breeding and Genetics, International Society for Animal Genetics, Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution
Academic background 2006: University of Miyazaki (Bachelor)
2008: Hiroshima University (Master)
2011: Hiroshima University (Ph.D.)
2011-2013: National Institute of Genetics (PostDoc)
2013-2016: Ibaraki University (PostDoc)
2016: University of Nottingham (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad)
2016-: Current position