The comparison between Polish and German dairy cattle population involving production traits, SCS and LD pattern is published in the Journal of Applied Genetics.

New arrivals

Barbara Kosińska-Selbi and Екатерина Орлова are our new PhD students!

BC ist in Ländle angekommen



Winter Seminars 2017    ➡️ ➡️ ➡️    theta.edu.pl/seminars/

in Stuttgart

Mentoring THETA’s way –> the outstanding BSc Bioinformatics student presents his project at the DGfZ conference:

B. Czech, E. Dobkowski, M. Mielczarek, M. Frąszczak, J. Szyda
“The construction of Bos taurus breed specific reference genomes for Fleckvieh, Simmental, Guernsey and Brown Swiss”

The 4th day of EAAP

On the last day of the conference we had a pleasure to hear various lectures during the “Genetics free communications” session. It covered topics concerned with genetics of species such as cattle, chicken, bee and  rainbow trout.

The detailed programme of the conference can be found under https://eaap2017.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/eaap-2017-scientific-programme-presentations.pdf

Efficiency of different BLUP indexes accounting for polyandry in bee genetic evaluation presentation


The 3th day of EAAP

The “Genomic selection” session was full of inspiring presentations. It covered topis such as ssGTBLUP, breeding programs in fish, uncorrelated trait analysis as well as validation of genomic evaluations. During this session MM gave a presentation about the genetic background of clinical mastitis in cattle. IMG_20170830_142703

The 2th day of EAAP

During the “Plenary session” we could hear interesting presentations focused on automation for livestock production as well as future of precision livestock farming (from the industry point of view).


“The future of precision livestock farming” presentation

The other intersting session was “Non-additivity and predicting crossbred performance in the era of genomics” covering topics such as phantom epistasis, genomic prediction and additive and dominant genetic effects.

in Vienna

Gustav Klimt was from Vienna

MF & JS on “Joint Conference on Biometrics & Biopharmaceutical Statistics” with “The analysis of CNV regions in five different breeds of bulls” and “Beyond GWAS. The application of SNP-chips in genomic selection”.

On Earth again!

The EAAP conference is coming! Each year, the theta group participates in the international conference called EAAP – “European Association for Animal Production”. This year the conference takes place in Tallin (Estonia). Dateiled information can be found here: https://eaap2017.org/

The oral presentation “Unravelling the Genetic Background of Clinical Mastitis in Cattle (Bos taurus) Using Whole Genome Sequence” and the poster “False Positives structural deletions in livestock” will be presennted by us.

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