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Nameprof.dr. MAM Groenen
FirstnameMartien
Emailmartien.groenen@wur.nl

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DescriptionProfessor Animal Breeding and Genetics
OrganizationDepartment of Animal Sciences
Organization UnitAnimal Breeding and Genomics
Phone+31 317 483 747
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Secretarial phone+31 317 482 335
Phone 2+31 317 482 335
Fax+31 317 483 929
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 1
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room107/E0.228
Postal addressPostbus 338
6700AH, WAGENINGEN
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  • Lid van de raad voor dierenaangelegenheden - Minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit
    Nov 2017 - Present

    De Raad voor Dierenaangelegenheden (RDA) is een onafhankelijke raad van deskundigen die de minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit gevraagd of op eigen initiatief adviseert over multidisciplinaire vraagstukken op het gebied van dierenwelzijn inclusief diergezondheid en ethische vraagstukken. De RDA bestaat uit ongeveer veertig leden met zeer uiteenlopende achtergrond en deskundigheid, die er op persoonlijke titel en zonder last of ruggenspraak zitting in hebben.


Biography

Prof Groenen’s research focuses on how an animal’s phenotype is shaped by the joint interplay between genes, genome and environment and in particular how selection affects the genomes of livestock species. He 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'. Many of the identified signatures of selection are located within non-coding regions of the genome. Current research activities are focused on the further characterization of these regions to provide deeper insight in the interplay of the selected variants within gene networks and the genomic context, by using a range of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based studies (whole genome methylation, histone modification using ChIP-seq). He is one of the initiators and member of the steering committee of the recently established FAANG consortium (Functional Annotation of Animal genomes). Professor Groenen has published over 290 peer reviewed articles and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences and workshops.

 


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  • ABG-30306 - Genomics
  • ABG-70424 - MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-70427 - MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-70430 - MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-70433 - MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-70436 - MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-70439 - MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80418 - Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80421 - Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80424 - MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80427 - MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80430 - MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80433 - MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80436 - MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • ABG-80439 - MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics
  • YBI-70324 - BSc Internship Biology
  • YBI-85812 - BSc Thesis Biology
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