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Prof John Hickey

Chair of Animal Breeding

Education/Academic qualification

2005Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Wageningen University & Research Centre, Lelystad, The Netherlands
Multiple Breed Genetic Evaluations of Cattle
2003Master in Science, University of Edinburgh
Application of a quadratic selection algorithm to restrict the variance of response to selection while maximising the response to selection in a poultry population
1999Bachelor of Science, University of Dublin, Ireland
Animal & Crop Production

Current Research Interests

Our group AlphaGenes focusses on the development and application of quantitative genetics methods and computational approaches for animal and plant breeding programs collected at the AlphaSuite. Currently our overarching research aim relates to the development of what we call Genomic Selection 2.0. We envisage that GS2.0 would be underpinned by huge quantities of sequence data generated at low cost and could enable several new ways of driving genetic improvement and biological insight. 

Qualifications

2009 PhD in Genetic Evaluations of Livestock

Department of Agriculture, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland (100% of my time was spent at Wageningen University and Research Centre, Lelystad, The Netherlands) Supervisor: Prof. Roel F. Veerkamp.

 2004 MSc. Quantitative genetics and genome analysis 

Institute of Cell, Animal and Population Biology, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2003. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 

University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

 

Websites

AlphaGenes – Computational Genetics Research Development and application of quantitative genetics methods and computational approaches for animal and plant breeding programs and human genetics
www.alphagenes.roslin.ed.ac.uk

 

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