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.

Temporary Doctoral Research Fellow Position at UCD available

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UCD Post – Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine (Temporary) 008815

The requirement for sustainable food production is a global issue to which the EU contributes as a major livestock producer. Climate change will undoubtedly impact on farm animal production, while the health and welfare of livestock is also of increasing public concern. […]

Scholarship for Research Masters student at UCD

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Scholarship for Research Masters student within GplusE project based at UCD

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A scholarship is available for a suitably qualified graduate to complete a Masters degree by research within the School of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin. This degree is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. […]

Bioinformatics course a success!


A Professional Certificate in Bioinformatics was successfully organised at the Veterinary Sciences Centre in University College Dublin (UCD) from 23rd May to 3rd June 2016. This course was part of the the EU GplusE project. […]

GplusE at EAAP Annual Meeting 2016


Why is an easily-measurable phenotypes that can supplement or correlate with and replace or improve traditional phenotypes needed? The preferred matrix in which to measure new phenotypes is milk […]

Tailored tools to collect standardized data from dairy herds

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The GplusE project will collect data on numerous phenotypic traits from many different dairy herds. To achieve this in a proper way, specific data collection and data storage tools have been developed. […]


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