Animal geneticist visits UP
By Prof Este van Marle-Koster
Posted on 14 June 2012
From the left: Prof Edward Webb (Head of the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences), Dr Carina Visser, Dr Eildert Groeneveld, Prof Este van Marle-Koster and Dr Japie van der Westhuizen.
Dr Eildert Groeneveld from the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) at Mariensee, Germany, visited the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences during May.
He presented a lecture on SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) data use and storage.
Dr Groeneveld is a quantitative breeding specialist and consults the pig breeding industry in Europe and the USA. He has developed various programs that are applied worldwide in quantitative animal breeding for estimation of genetic parameters and breeding values.