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.
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 has produced a video to showcase the impact of the project on our daily lives. Watch the interesting video at this link.
The EU-supported research project GplusE held its annual meeting on March 22nd-23rd in Billund (Denmark). GplusE is in its fifth and final year and the discussion was focused on finalising the last studies, sharing on the last results and the best way to disseminate and implement the results. […]