Livestock Gentec is an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions centre based at the University of Alberta. Partners and collaborators are universities, research networks, livestock industry associations, government agencies and private sector companies from all over the world.
The Alberta Bovine Genomics Program (ABGP) brought together a group of highly skilled scientists in genomics, genetics and bioinformatics, and addressed the need for better breeding and management technologies through research. The ABGP developed into a world-leading centre for genomics research and technology development, and pioneered the development of tests for genome-wide association studies in cattle.
Livestock Gentec was created in 2010 to continue the ABGP's research and bring the commercial benefits of genomics to the Canadian livestock industry. Livestock Gentec extends the genomics scope to other livestock species, and expands on existing technology transfer and industry collaboration efforts.
The team includes scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development as well as Universities across Canada.
The management advisory board represents all areas of the livestock sector. Members bring a valuable international perspective to the research.
Members of the Executive have extensive experience in managing large-scale multinational projects, and an excellent track record on commercializing technology.
Our administrative and technology transfer professionals focus on educating industry about the benefits of the technologies we are developing.
The scientific team is world-class and represents a comprehensive spread of relevant scientific interests and expertise, including genomics, genetics, microbial ecology and epigenetics, as well as statistical genetics/genomics, computing science and bioinformatics. The team is engaged in a number of large-scale international collaborations, and several members were key contributors to the Bovine Genome Sequencing Project.
Our partners and collaborators are universities, research networks, livestock industry associations, government agencies and private sector companies from all over the world.