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Dr.Just Jensen
Aarhus University
Denmark
Title: Genomic selection and its application to poultry breeding

 

 

Biography:

Just Jensen, Born in 1952 and is currently professor in quantitative genetics and genomics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark. I have more than 40 years of experience in research and in research management.

I work in the area of quantitative genetics and genomics related to agricultural plants and animals. Research is centred on development and application of novel methods for the estimation of genetic parameters for complex traits with the goal of improving biological efficiency in farmed plants and animals. The goal is to provide economic benefits to the farming industry. Furthermore I conduct more basic research on quantitative genetics in order to understand basic phenomena behind genetic variation in animal and plant populations.

Research area
Most of my projects are being been conducted in close collaboration with relevant commercial partners related to genetic improvement of plant and animal populations that are used in food production. Current projects in the animal sector are related to efficiency of feed utilization with projects related to dairy cattle, swine, poultry, and fur animals. Further projects are related to optimizing the use of genomic information in both animal populations (pigs and poultry) and in farmed crops (rye grass, wheat and barley). Finally I conduct a projects trying to understand mechanisms behind and effects of de novo mutations in animals using mice as a model species. New areas of interest includes methods to utilize modern methods from quantitative genetics and genomics in areas or developing countries where the infrastructure is not developed to a stage where very complex breeding programs can be expected to be successful.
 

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