Henner Simianer’s lectures

Last week, we had a great pleasure to host professor Henner Simianer form University of Goettingen. We listened two excellent lectures entiled “Genomic and other revolutions in animal breeding” and “Sequence-based genomic prediction”.
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PhD scholarschip

PhD job offer –> Description in Polish

a new NCN project financed

“A bioinformatic analysis of lameness and hoof disease traits in dairy cattle with the emphasis on epistasis”

The aim of the project is to bettwe understand the genetics underlying hoof diseases and lameness. A basis for this project are 70 000 SNPs genotyped for Braunvieh and Fleckvieh cows with records on production, hoof diseases and lameness. The data set  was made available by the courtesy of ZuchtData EDV-Dienstleistungen GmbH.


05.05, room 377, 12:30
guest lecture of prof. Małgorzata Bogdan, University of Wrocław, Institute of Mathematics “Lokalizacja genów z wykorzystaniem SLOPE (Sorted L-One Penalized Estimation)”
Wellcome !

… lecture is in Polish
… … room 377 is in the Pig Department (Chełmońskiego Street)


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In May we are happy to receive a visit of prof. Henner Simianer (University of Goettingen). Henner will give two open lectures:
17.05.2016 13:00 Genomic and other revolutions in animal breeding, room 396 (Institute of Animal Nutrition)
18.05.2016 09:00 Sequence-based genomic prediction, room 7K (Institute of Genetics)

NGS’16 conference

NGS na theta

Theta participates in the NGS’16 conference. It is a dedicated meeting on cutting-edge approaches to the processing and analysis of Genome Annotation methods. It takes place in Barcelona and it is hosted by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

Functional annotation


Theta group participates in the international COST Action called “Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes – European network (FAANG-Europe)”. The main goal of this grant is improving the functional annotation of animal genomes in order improve the accuracy of predicting phenotypes from genotypes (sequence). In details, areas of expertise relevant for the action are:

  • biological sciences: comparative and functional genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, gene regulation and bioinformatics
  • veterinary sciences: databases, data mining, data curation, computational modeling.

Go to theta.edu.pl/grants/cost-action/ to read more.

hard discs

2 new HDD (500 GB each) were added to our theta clusters today!


CNVnator vs. Pindel

The small piece of results for describing the CNV distribution in the cattle genome is provided below (3 animals included). As we expected, finding the agreement between different CNV detection software is not a piece of cake! The plot shows the total number of duplications found by two programs: RD-based CNVnator and SR+RP-based Pindel.

CNV comparison for theta

Studies are carried out within the Polish National Science Centre grant No. UMO-2014/15/N/NZ9/03914. Processing of the raw data is performed at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center.

Golden collection lectures

The prof. Bernt Guldbrandsen’s visit came to en end. Last week, we had the pleasure to participate in 3 excellent lectures titled: “Variation in the cattle genome”, “Genetic structure of Danish Conservation Breeds“ and “Gene mapping in Nordic dairy cattle“. We also enjoyed many important discussions and found new directions in the NGS-based study of the cattle genome.

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