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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.


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.

Photo: Couleur, Pixabay.com

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.

Photo: Jette Odgaard Villemoes

2019.10.16 | Research

New improvement methods for barley and wheat give high yield, better disease resistance and high grain quality

New research finds that genomic selection is highly efficient in the improvement of barley and wheat.

2019.10.09 | Research

New knowledge is pivotal for the development of personalised medicine

A study of fruit flies has given researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics at Aarhus University and their collaboration partners at Aalborg University new knowledge on how gene mapping also can be used to predict the response on a given treatment, and with it the possibility of personalised medicine.

Photo: Lars Kruse

2019.02.27 | Research

Both the climate and farm economy can come out on top

Senior researcher at QGG, Peter Løvendahl, is the leading author of a scientific article which concludes that with the aid of low-cost, high-capacity recording methods, dairy cattle farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that their cows burp, while at the same time improving the animals’ feed efficiency.


Sun 28 Jun
08:00-17:00 | Bologna, Italy
ICAR 2020
The International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) has held a major conference every four years in many countries throughout the world. The focus of the Congress is animal reproduction, including animal physiology, animal pathology and reproductive technologies.
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.