News and event archive

News archive

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).

2018.04.26 | News for employees

New visiting researcher at QGG

Hjalte Mann is breeding manager at AquaSearch in Billund (Denmark), and will be collaborating with Mogens Sandø Lund and Guosheng Su over the next 3 years.

2018.03.21 | News for employees

New postdoc at QGG - portrait

Meet Coralia Manzanilla Pech, who comes from Mexico, and is employed as postdoc for 1 year. She will be working together with Jan Lassen.


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.


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.

2018.02.02 | News for employees

New postdoc at QGG

Yahui Gao comes from China Agricultural University, and is employed as postdoc for 1 year. He will work together with Goutam Sahana

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.

2018.01.18 | News for employees

New visiting student at QGG - portrait

Meet Xiang Ma, who comes from Nanjing Agriculture University in China.

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…

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.

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Event archive

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 25 Jun
08:00-17:00 | Aarhus University, Denmark
Annual meeting in the Danish Mathematics Association
Topic of the year: Mathematics in Biology
Tue 15 May
08:00-16:00 | Edinburgh, Scotland
GenTORE - Annual meeting
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.
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’.
Fri 16 Mar
13:00-16:00 | The auditorium, Aarhus University Foulum
PhD defence
On Friday 16. March, PhD student at MBG-QGG Foulum, Larissa Zetouni, will defend her thesis entitled 'Opportunities to select for low methane emitting dairy cattle'.
Mon 05 Mar
10:30-11:30 | Meeting room 2, Foulum
MBG Departmental meeting
Wed 28 Feb
10:00-11:00 | NJ Fjords Palæ, Foulum
QGG internal meeting
Mon 26 Feb
08:00-16:00 | MCH Herning Messecenter, Danmark
SEGES Cattle Congress
The cattle congress is the annual gathering for cattle farmers, researchers, decision makers and stakeholder organisations in and around the cattle farming industry.
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.

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