EU Horizon Grant 815668 [€6,033,458] (2019-09-01~2023-08-31)
Objectives: The BovReg consortium will provide a comprehensive map of functionally active genomic features in cattle and how their (epi)genetic variation in beef and dairy breeds translates into phenotypes. we will generate functional genome data based on FAANG core assays from representative bovine tissues and newly established cell lines covering different ontological stages and phenotypes applying novel bioinformatic pipelines. We will establish detailed knowledge on traits related to robustness, health and biological efficiency in cattle. Data, knowledge and protocols will be deposited in European biological archives, aiming to set up and maintain a knowledge hub and establish gold standards. Our biology-driven genomic prediction tools will integrate biological knowledge on regulatory genomic variation into genomic selection schemes for local and global cattle populations.
Christa Kuehn (Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Germany)
Dominique Rocha (INRA, Division of Animal Genetics, France)
Additional Info: The consortium consist of 20 partners from nine European countries and represent both academia and industry.