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.
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]