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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.


2018.09.20 | News for employees

New visiting researcher at QGG: Sirous Eydivandi

Sirous will be working with Goutam Sahana, and will be here for 1 year.

2018.08.08 | Research

Assessment of breeding for number of living piglets day 5

As part of the agreement on research-based public sector consultancy, researchers from QGG have assessed the breeding initiatives that are to improve the survival rate of Danish piglets (article in Danish).

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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.


Fri 19 Oct
14:00-17:00 | 16 rue Claude Bernard, Paris, France
PhD defence
On Friday 19 October PhD student at MBG-QGG Foulum, AgroParisTech and INRA, Andrew Gitahi Marete, will defend his thesis entitled 'Use of large-scale cow genotyping to dissect dairy complex traits beyond additive effects'. The defence takes place in Paris.
Tue 23 Oct
08:00-17:00 | Herning, Denmark
SEGES Pig congress 2018
SEGES Svineproduktion is organising its annual meeting followed by a professional congress for approx. 2200 participants in Herning Congress Center. (In Danish)
Tue 23 Oct
09:00-12:00 | Meeting room 4, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, China
PhD defence
On Tuesday 23 October, PhD student at MBG-QGG Foulum and China Agricultural University, Aoxing Liu, will defend her thesis entitled 'Improvement of genetic evaluation and detection of quantitative trait loci for female fertility traits in dairy cattle'. The defence takes place at China Agricultural University, China.
Mon 29 Oct
08:00-17:00 | Angers, France
Plant Epi/genetics conference
The aim of this conference is to bring together experts, novices, students and breeders to exchange and discuss their latest results in the fields of epigenetics and transposable elements. The conference will range from fundamental research to applications in crop plants. Plant breeding companies are encouraged to join in and participate in this meeting.
Tue 27 Nov
08:00-16:00 | Hotel og Konferencecenter Legoland, Billund
6th Annual GenSAP meeting
The 6th and final annual meeting in Center for Genomic Selection in ANimals and Plants will take place at Hotel and Konference Center Legoland in Billund. More information will follow.
Sat 12 Jan
08:00-17:00 | San Diego, CA (USA)
International Plant & Animal Genome XXVII - San Diego, CA, USA
The Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG) provides a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant & animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important subject.