Mr Kisun Pokharel
Professional Title: Researcher
Primary domain: Genomics
Organization name: Natural Resource Institute Finland (Luke)
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Kuopio - Finland
I am working as a Research Scientist (Bioinformatician) at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and PhD student of Genetics at University of Helsinki. Currently I am analyzing transcriptomic (mRNA-Seq and miRNA-Seq) data from female reproductive tissues of Sheep to identify markers associated with reproductive differences in prolific versus non-prolific breeds. I am also involved in Arctic-Ark project which aims to study animals' adaptation to the Arctic as a complex human-environmental process. For the Arctic-Ark project, I will study gene expression profiles of cattle, horse and reindeer from Eurasia in terms of both the geographic and seasonal differences.