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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.


2017.11.23 | Conference

A successful annual meeting in GenSAP

The 5th annual meeting of the strategic research centre GenSAP was held 15 - 16 November at the Legoland Hotel & Conference Center in Billund, Denmark. The 2-day programme offered a rich variety of talks and fruitful debates in colourful surroundings with Lego bricks everywhere.

2017.09.12 | Research

Improved solution to increase fertility in high-yielding cows

Through decades, researchers have been able to increase milk production in cows by intense genetic selection. However, this has resulted in a reversal of the fertility of the cows. This has led the researchers to find an optimum solution. The research was carried out at the QGG-based Center for Genomic Selection in Animals and Plants (GenSAP)

2017.09.12 | Research

The discovery of lethal mutations in dairy cattle is now facilitated by means of new deletion catalogue

New research in lethal mutations in dairy cattle has led to a chromosomal deletion catalogue, which can prevent yearly economic losses in the dairy industry. The research was carried out at the QGG-based Center for Genomic Selection in Animals and Plants (GenSAP).


Tue 19 Dec
09:00-12:00 | Auditorium, Aarhus University Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence
On Tuesday 19 December, PhD student at MBG-QGG Foulum and Wageningen University & Research (Holland), Qianqian Zhang, will defend her thesis entitled Exploiting whole genome sequence variants in cattle breeding: Unraveling the distribution of genetic variants and role of rare variants in genomic evaluation.
Sat 13 Jan
08:00-16:00 | San Diego, CA (USA)
XXVI Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA
Tue 16 Jan
08:00-16:00 | Herning, Denmark
SEGES plant congres 2018 (in collaboration with DCA et al.)
Wed 07 Feb
08:00-00:00 | Auckland, New Zealand
Annual ICAR Meeting
The annual ICAR meeting 2018 is held in combination with the 2018 WCGALP conference.
Sat 10 Feb
08:00-16:00 | Auckland, New Zealand
2018 Interbull meeting
The 2018 Interbull Annual Meeting will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 10-12 February 2018 in conjunction with the 41st ICAR biennial session and the 11th WCGALP meeting.
Sun 11 Feb
08:00-16:00 | Auckland, New Zealand
WCGALP - The World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
The congress is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock. Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the scientific program and to network with colleagues.