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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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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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Doug Speed

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.


Wed 10 Mar
13:00-15:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Miguel Angel Raffo Busco
The title of the qualifying exam is Gene by gene and genotype by environment interactions in wheat breeding programs using genomic selection.
Tue 16 Mar
08:00-17:00 | Online event
Science-based policy advice in agriculture
Trans-European online seminar. Science-based policy advice in agriculture, food, climate and environment
Wed 24 Mar
10:00-12:00 | Online
Qualifying exam: Ana Claudia Guillenea Golovanevsky
The title of the qualifying exam is Biology informed genomic selection for purebred and crossbred cattle.
Wed 14 Apr
12:30-16:30 | Online event
Resilient Northern Crops Network (NordCrop)
The network funded by NKJ will investigate how we can exploit new genomic and phenotyping technologies to identify more robust genotypes in key Nordic field crops (wheat, oat, potato and fodder grasses).
Thu 22 Apr
08:00-23:59 | Online event
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.
Mon 24 May
08:00-17:00 | Online event
11th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research
Roots of Discovery: Exploring new frontiers