From the 1th of September the management team of Wageningen University and Research Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR-ABG) will be completed with the appointment of Prof Roel Veerkamp as head of the Breeding and Genomics department of Wageningen Livestock Research. Earlier this year Prof Martien Groenen was appointed as chair holder of Animal Breeding and Genetics group and Lucia Kaal as general manager of WUR-ABG.
WUR-Animal Breeding and Genomics is a joint venture of the Department of Breeding and Genomics of Wageningen Livestock Research and the Chair Group Animal Breeding and Genetics. The management team shares on behalf of the founders, the responsibility to perform excellent animal breeding and genomics educations and science to create knowledge which contributes to sustainable livestock and fish production in an international context. Our robust research group of 90 enthusiastic members, combines fundamental biological, genomics and applied animal breeding research to remain the top supplier of well-trained animal breeders in the world. At the same time the group aims to develop even stronger connections with partners (breeding organisations, other stakeholders), international research organisations and with our collaborators within Wageningen University and Research.