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Erasmus-Mundus program

EGS-ABG: European Graduate School in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

The PhD projects listed below are scheduled to start in September 2015.

In the below list, the first number indicates a simple rank of receipt and the two acronyms refer to the two institutions jointly supervising the project:

 APT = AgroParisTech (France)
 AU = Aarhus University (Denmark)
 SLU = Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)
 WU = Wageningen University (The Netherlands)

2 (SLU-WU)

Antibody quality of colostrum and milk in dairy cows and uptake of colostral antibodies in dairy calves: importance for health and production, and potential for genetic selection

3 (WU-SLU)

Genetics of seasonal timing in the great tit (Parus major)

4 (AU-APT)

Identification of causal factors for recessive genetic defects for embryonic lethality in dairy cattle combining whole exome and genome sequencing

5 (AU-SLU)

Quantifying the value of genetically specific organic lines within dairy breeding

6 (WU-SLU)

The application of Genomic selection to Genotype by Environment interactions in Nile Tilapia


Resource allocation in farm animals


Identification of biomarkers to allow the sustainable breeding for genetic resistance to gastro-intestinal nematodes in small ruminants under a tropical environment

11 (SLU-AU)

Genomic evaluation for male fertility in dairy cattle

12 (WU-AU)

Development and evaluation of poultry breeding programs for smallholders in Africa

14 (AU-WU)

Genetic evaluation of feed efficiency of tropical adapted chicken in Sub-Saharan Africa


Erasmus-Mundus program