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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.


2021.05.12 | Grant

QGG researcher receives the prestigious Novo Nordisk Emerging Investigator Grant

Assistant professor (tenure track) Guillaume Ramstein from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) has received an Emerging Investigator Grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grant will be used for research in finding a new strategy to improve fitness of important crops.

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2021.04.07 | Grant

New H2020 project with an ethical dimension aims at developing more sustainable breeding programmes

Researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) participate in a new EU Horizon2020 project – RUMIGEN – which aims at developing more sustainable breeding programs and linked technologies in line with social demand, adding a novel, societal dimension defined as ‘room of acceptance’ to the project goals.

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2021.02.10 | Grant

Local and sustainable production of faba beans will strengthen green transition

A new project aims at developing new sorts of faba beans for a more sustainable production in Denmark for the purpose of decreasing the import of soya beans for animal feed. Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) contributes to the project with its substantial expertise in large scale computations and statistical analyses.

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2020.09.14 | Research

New project: RESPOT - Development of disease resistant potatoes

Researchers from QGG are participating in a new project, which can lead to a reduction of pesticides in the potato production (article in Danish).

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2020.08.24 | News for employees

Two new professors appointed at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

With the appointment of two new professors, the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) is strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading centers for research in plant, animal, and human genetics and genomic selection.


Mon 24 May
08:00-17:00 | Online event
11th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research
Roots of Discovery: Exploring new frontiers
Sun 25 Jul
08:00-17:00 | POSTPONED
38th ISAG Conference 2021
The 38th conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sun 03 Jul
08:00-16:00 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The next World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production will be held from 3 to 8 July 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.