Department of Animal Sciences

The Department of Animal Sciences.. with all aspects of livestock keeping, -nutrition, -breeding and -hygiene including aquaculture. Research interests range from applied studies, based on trials or fieldstudies in partner companies, to molecularbiological fundamental research.


Department NEWS

Dr. Yvonne Knauf: Animal Welfare Officer of Georg-August-University Göttingen (excl. UMG)
Since 01.07.2017, Dr. med. vet. Yvonne Knauf is appointed as full-time Animal Welfare Officer of Georg-August-University Göttingen (UMG excluded). In this function she will a.o. ensure that animal experiments are reduced to a minimum, each animal experiment has gone through a thorough internal and external examination and latest scientific findings are considered in animal keeping and care.

Dr. med. vet. Yvonne Knauf
Department of Animal Sciences
Division of Functional Breeding
Burckhardtweg 2
D-37077 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551-39 21760

The nose ignores interruptions
Researchers investigate the influence of noise on the sense of smell in humans

(pug) Our nose is a fascinating organ: It is on the job 24/7 and when it has had enough of a certain smell, it simply ignores it. Odor monitoring, for example in the food industry, normally occurs in a quiet test setting, for it is assumed that extraneous noise can influence test results. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have discovered that such concerns are unwarranted: Noise has but very limited effect on the perceptive abilities of the human nose. The study was published in PLOS ONE.