Dr Michael Rose


Dr Michael Rose


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I am an animal scientist with a particular interest in ruminants. I graduated in 1989 with a degree in Animal Science and followed this with a PhD in 1993, where I investigated the extent of the milk yield response of dairy cows to bovine somatotropin. Following this I worked in the National Institute of Grassland and Livestock Research, Tsukuba, Japan, for several years as a research officer, where I studied the metabolic endocrinology of dairy cows. I moved to Aberystwyth University in 2000. My particular interests are the health of ruminants, how ill health can be prevented, and good health optimised.

From 2015 until the present, I have acted as Director of Learning and Teaching for IBERS.

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I have two dogs.



I am interested in the physiology of ruminants, but especially dairy cows. With colleagues, I have a project to investigate the immunity of the endometrium and the response to endometritis in dairy cows. Additionally, with other colleagues, I have a project to identify immune markers of mastitis susceptibility in early lactation in dairy cows. Thirdly, I am working with others to model the behaviour of dairy cows using GPS and other forms of precision agriculture.


In addition to being the DLT for IBERS, I manage the Livestock Science MSc degree scheme.


Phenotypic and functional analysis of bovine peripheral blood dendritic before parturition by a novel purification methodsTao, Z., Urakawa, M., Sato, H., Sato, Y., Taguchi, T., Umino, T., Katto, S., Tanaka, K., Yoshimura, K., Takada, N., Kobayashi, H., Ito, M., Rose, M., Kiku, Y., Nagasawa, Y., Kitazawa, H., Watanabe, K., Nochi, T., Hayashi, T. & Aso, H. 2018 In : Animal Science Journal.
The effect of synthetic preimplantation factor on the bovine endometrial transcriptomeWonfor, R., Creevey, C., Natoli, M., Nash, D. & Rose, M. 2018
Fixed-time data segmentation and behaviour classification of pasture-based cattle: Enhancing performance using a hidden Markov modelWilliams, M. L., James, W. & Rose, M. 2017 In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.142, Part B, p. 585-59612 p.
Effects of preimplantation factor on interleukin-6 and prostaglandin F2a and E2 in the bovine endometriumWonfor, R., Natoli, M., Rose, M. & Nash, D. 2017 In : Theriogenology.102, p. 174-1829 p.
Energy Homeostasis by the Peripheral Serotonergic SystemWatanabe, H., Rose, M., Kanayama, Y., Shirakawa, H. & Aso, H. 2017 Seratonin - A Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living Cells. Shad, K. F. (ed.). InTechOpen
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