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CENTER FOR QUANTITATIVE GENETICS AND GENOMICS

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.

News

Photo: Jette Odgaard Villemoes

2019.10.16 | Research

New improvement methods for barley and wheat give high yield, better disease resistance and high grain quality

New research finds that genomic selection is highly efficient in the improvement of barley and wheat.

2019.10.09 | Research

New knowledge is pivotal for the development of personalised medicine

A study of fruit flies has given researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics at Aarhus University and their collaboration partners at Aalborg University new knowledge on how gene mapping also can be used to predict the response on a given treatment, and with it the possibility of personalised medicine.

Photo: Lars Kruse

2019.02.27 | Research

Both the climate and farm economy can come out on top

Senior researcher at QGG, Peter Løvendahl, is the leading author of a scientific article which concludes that with the aid of low-cost, high-capacity recording methods, dairy cattle farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that their cows burp, while at the same time improving the animals’ feed efficiency.

Events

Sat 11 Jan
08:00-17:00 | San Diego, CA, USA
International Plant & Animal Genome XXVIII
The Plant and Animal Genome XXVIII Conference (PAG) is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects.
Tue 14 Jan
08:00-17:00 | Herning, Denmark
SEGES Plant Congress
The congress on plant production, nature, environment, and management is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia.
Mon 24 Feb
08:00-17:00 | Herning, Denmark
SEGES Cattle Congress
The Cattle Congress is the annual gathering for cattle farmers, researchers, decision makers and professional organisations in and around the cattle industry.
Sun 21 Jun
08:00-17:00 | West Palm Beach, FL, USA
ADSA - American Dairy Science Association Annual meeting
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association is the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. It is a global forum for professionals, educators, and students.
Sun 28 Jun
08:00-17:00 | Bologna, Italy
ICAR 2020
The International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) has held a major conference every four years in many countries throughout the world. The focus of the Congress is animal reproduction, including animal physiology, animal pathology and reproductive technologies.
Sun 03 Jul
08:00-16:00 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
WCGALP 2022
The next World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production will be held from 3 to 8 July 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.