Intro to GplusE

GplusE: Genotype and Environment contributing to the sustainability of dairy cow production systems through the optimal integration of genomic selection and novel management protocols based on the development and exploitation of genomic data and supporting novel phenotyping approaches.

GplusE is an FP7 project funded by the European Union. It is a five-year project which began in January 2014 and is executed by 15 research and industry partners.

The end result of GplusE will be a comprehensive, integrated identification of genomic – phenotypic associations relevant to dairy production across Europe. This information will be translated into benefits for animal breeding and management that will considerably improve productivity, efficiency, animal health, welfare and fertility in an environmentally sustainable way. It will also increase biological understanding of the mechanisms by which genotype, environment and their interaction influence performance.

Miel Hostens talk at Zoetis event 2018


Dr Miel Hostens (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University) will give a talk to show the work of GplusE WP3  “Determination of phenotypic inter-relationships between parametres in predominantly milk and blood with physiological status, health, welfare, fertility, environmental footprint and production in dairy cows” at Zoetis genomics event. The event will be held in Rome on 7-8 November 2018.

GplusE training schools: “New genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows”


GplusE project training schools: “New genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows”. The first training school was organised in October in Romania: Read more here. A second instance of the school will be organised in Madrid on 27-29 November. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this interesting school! Read more here !

Training school in Bucharest well attended!


Nineteen trainees from 7 European countries attended the 1st instance of the training school « New Genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows” held in Balotesti, near Bucharest, Romania, on 16-18 October 2018.  […]

GplusE training schools: “New genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows”


GplusE project organises two training schools: “New Genomic and management tools for healthier dairy cows”.  The schools will be held in Romania and Spain in October and November 2018.  Read more here.



GplusE Video


GplusE has produced a video to showcase the impact of the project on our daily lives. Watch the interesting video at this link.

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