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Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) is an international research center with more than 70 employees and visitors from more than 20 nations world wide.

AT QGG we do basic and applied research within quantitative genetics and genomics. We particularly work with the development of statistical models to be used in animal and plant breeding, studies of the genetic basis for different traits and diseases, and management of genetic resources. Our main focus is animals and plants, but we are increasingly working with human genetics and model organisms. Our research is characterised by a very close collaboration with researchers and industry partners all over the world.

In the menu to the left and below, you can read more about who we are what we do, and which species we work with.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us.


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2018.03.01 | Research

New research project aims to boost the production of young sows for organic breeding

The PorganiX project will create the first, organic, core livestock of young sows, genetically selected for organic breeding goals, to produce more robust, organic pigs. The outcome of the pioneer project will be an overall lift of the organic, pig producing sector, in Denmark and internationally.

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2018.02.15 | Research

New QGG research focuses on better animal welfare for dairy cattle

Researchers at the Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Department for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, have located DNA variants that can lead to better udder health and animal welfare for dairy cattle.

Photo: Maiken Kestner

2018.01.29 | Awards

Innovation Fund Denmark's Grand Solutions 2018 awarded to researchers at QGG

At a grand event on Friday, 26 January, the Innovation Fund Denmark awarded several top scientists for their outstanding results. The most prestigious prize was awarded to researchers from QGG for their research on cows' emission of methane and the breeding of more climate friendly cows.

Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard (AU)

2018.01.11 | Research

World Class Cooperation

Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) at the Department for Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University (AU) has signed a cooperation agreement about teaching and research with the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (IVH) at University of Copenhagen (KU), for the benefit of students at the two universities as well…


Mon 09 Apr
08:00-16:00 | Dublin, Ireland
British Society of Animal Science - Annual Conference 2018
How can the livestock sector best use technology, research and innovation to meet the increasing global challenge of sustainable food production? Join the British Society of Animal Science as it seeks to address this question and more at its 2018 Annual Conference, ‘Innovation to compete in the global livestock industry’.
Mon 14 May
08:00-16:00 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Big Data in Agriculture Symposium
The committee of the Big Data in Agriculture Symposium invites plant, animal and biostatistics researchers to Edinburgh, Scotland on 14 - 15 May 2018, for a collaborative conference focusing on the use of large scale data resources for agricultural solutions.
Tue 15 May
08:00-16:00 | Edinburgh, Scotland
GenTORE - Annual meeting
Thu 05 Jul
08:00-16:00 | Vancouver, Canada
12th World Conference on Animal Production (WCAP)
The 12th World Conference on Animal Production will be held July 5-8 (Thursday-Sunday) at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.
Mon 27 Aug
08:01-16:00 | Dubrovnik, Croatia
69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
The meeting will be held in the Valamar Resort in Dubrovnik, one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
Wed 29 Aug
08:00-16:00 | Odense, Denmark
ELIXIR Denmark - 4th Annual Danish Bioinformatics Conference 2018