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The chair group Animal Breeding and Genomics (ABG)
The chair group ABG consist of 63 members, of which 16 scientific staff members, 40 PhD candidates and seven research assistants. Each year around 30 students complete a Master thesis within the group. The group works closely together with the Animal Breeding and Genomics department of the contract research organization Wageningen Livestock Research. Although still two separate legal entities, the joint team operates and is managed as a single unit of around 110 fte and shares office at Wageningen campus. The chair will represent the university part within the joint Animal Breeding and Genomics group.
The chair group ABG is part of the graduate school Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS). ABG is one of the 11 chair groups of the department of Animal Sciences. Collaborations within and outside the department are based on complimentary expertise either on specific traits or disciplines. Examples are collaborations with Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology (QVE) and Marine Animal Ecology (MAE), but also with Host Microbe Interactions (HMI), Animal Nutrition (ANU), Animal Production Systems (APS), Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC). Moreover, the ABG group collaborates with Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW).
More information on the group can be found hereWageningen University & Research
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