Prof Groenen has been involved in mapping the genomes of various farm animals since the beginning of the 1990s. He played a prominent role in the international chicken and swine genome sequencing projects whose genomes were published in Nature in 2004 and 2012 respectively. He was also involved in international projects that sequenced the genomes of turkey and duck and recently his group assembled the genomes of the great tit and the yellow tail king fish. In 2009 he was awarded an advanced ERC research grant for his research project 'Molecular characterization of genetic factors in the pig under selection during speciation, domestication and breeding'. He is one of the initiators and member of the steering committee of the recently established FAANG consortium (Functional Annotation of Animal genomes; http://www.faang.org/). Professor Groenen has published over 260 peer reviewed articles and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences and workshops.
Publications see: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-8408-2012