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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.


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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.

Photo: Jette Odgaard Villemoes

2020.05.11 | Grant

Artificial intelligence to make cows more feed efficient and climate friendly

Innovation Fund Denmark has invested close to 15 million DKK in a new research project led by VikingGenetics. Researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) participate in the project with knowledge and resources within feed efficiency and genetics.

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2020.04.24 | Grant

Danish plant species to prevent drought loss for billions

Researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) are participating in a new project that aims to develop more drought resistant crops that will prevent farmers’ economic loss.

2020.02.24 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

QGG becomes an independent center under the new Faculty of Technical Sciences

In connection with the formation of the new Faculty of Technical Sciences, the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG), which has previously been part of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, will be reclassified as a department-like centre.


Thu 22 Apr
08:00-23:59 | Paris, France
European Mathematical Genetics Meeting (EMGM)
The European Mathematical Genetics Meeting 2021 will take place at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. This annual meeting offers an informal environment to exchange ideas on the use of mathematical techniques in the field of genetics. The 2021 edition will put an emphasis on the use of bioinformatics approaches for human genome data.
Sun 25 Jul
08:00-17:00 | Cape Town, South Africa
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.