10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production

From August 17 to 22, a delegation of Genes Diffusion attended the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) held in Vancouver and attended by more than 1,600 researchers from universities, public institutions or private companies on five continents.

Large variety of covered topics included:

  • New statistical tools for genomic evaluations
  • Sequencing
  • Genomic evaluation in populations composed of different breeds
  • Genomic evaluation of feed efficiency or of the methane production.

Dianne VAN DER SPEK of Wageningen University and working on research projects of Genes Diffusion spoke on the detection of genomic regions involved in resistance to claw lesions. As for Amélie VALLEE, the Genes Diffusion genetic engineer, she gave a presentation on the reliability of genomic evaluation of Charolais bulls for commercial crossbreeding.

Both presentations were widely appreciated.