Novel genotyping solutions webinar
The tenth EAAP Webinar titled Novel genotyping solutions to consider trait-associated variants in animal improvement programs has been organized in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 funded project BovReg – Identification of functionally active genomic features relevant to phenotypic diversity and plasticity in cattle.
The first presentation has been given by Ruidong Xiang from “University of Melbourne” (Australia) on “Identifying genome-wide regulatory variants and using them in genomic prediction of cattle traits“. Marie-Pierre Sanchez from “INRAE” (France) then talked about “Use of custom chips to validate causal variants in cattle“. Afterwards, Jesse Hoff from “Gencove” (USA) made a speech about “Routine Implementation of Sequencing in Genomic Evaluations using Low-Pass Imputation and Hybrid Capture“. Finally, the last talk has been on “Opportunities using structural variation in animal improvement programs” by Aniek Bouwman from Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands).