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Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) is an international research center with more than 70 employees and visiting researchers from over 20 nations.

At QGG we do basic and applied research within quantitative genetics and genomics. More specifically, we work with the development of statistical models for animal and plant breeding, studies of the genetic foundation for various traits and diseases, and the management of genetic resources. Our focus is animals and plants, but we are increasingly working with human genetics and model organisms. Our research is characterised by a very close cooperation with research and industrial partners all over the world.

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

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.


2017.03.21 | News for employees

New visiting researcher at QGG

Iben Alber Christiansen will be collaborating with senior advisor Morten Kargo on the GxE project.

2017.03.17 | Research

Optimized breeding improves animal welfare for organic cows

Senior advisor Morten Kargo from QGG has been interviewed for the Danish radio programme 'Videnskabens Verden' ('The World of Science') on DR1

2017.03.13 | Research

Cross-breeding of cattle provides lower disease rates

Senior advisor Morten Kargo (with Julie Clasen in a cameo) from QGG has been on Danish local television in a news report regarding cross-breeding in cattle herds

2017.03.13 | News for employees

New PhD student - portrait

Meet Lu Cao, who just started on her PhD project at QGG.

2017.03.05 | News for employees

New postdoc

Daniel Gordo has just arrived to start his 2 year postdoc position at QGG

2017.02.06 | News for employees

New postdoc - portrait

Minhui Chen is returning to QGG for a one year postdoc project


Mon 03 Apr
08:00-14:00 | Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik, Aarhus
Gene Mapping
Master Student Course, Mondays in April and May 2017
Wed 26 Apr
08:00-17:00 | Copenhagen
The Annual Nordic GS Cattle workshop
Tue 09 May
08:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Foulum
The annual EFFAB/FABRE meeting
QGG is hosting the annual meeting for the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeding (EFFAB) and Farm Animal Breeding & Reproduction Technology Platform (FABRE-TP)
Mon 22 May
08:00-16:00 |
QGG Workshop in scientific writing
The workshop is taught by Mike Grossman
Fri 16 Jun
09:00-02:00 | the Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Campus Aarhus
The annual department meeting
Day event for MBG
Mon 19 Jun
08:00-16:00 | Asmildkloster Landbrugsskole, Viborg
Design of Genetic Improvement Programs
MSc / PhD summer course, in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)