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Genomics for Animal Health

4th - 8th June 2007
Utrecht, The Netherlands

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The EU-funded projects SABRE (Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding) and EADGENE (European Animal Disease Genomics Network of Excellence) held their joint meeting on “Genomics for Animal Health” from 4th - 8th June 2007 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This five day event focussed on the latest genetics and genomics research in the field of farm animal health, through a joint 2-day conference which was preceeded and followed by a series of satellite workshops and meetings.

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 Genomics for Animal Health: Joint SABRE and EADGENE conference
Tuesday 5th June 14:00-18:00 and Wednesday 6th June 08:30 - 16:00

This 2-day conference featured a series of presentations by keynote speakers and leading specialists in their fields which updated delegates on the latest genetics and genomics research in udder health, gut health and functionality, genome wide selection, microarray analyses, and new genomics tools and technologies.

 Satellite Workshops

From Infection to Inference: Interpreting Animal Health and Disease Data  
Monday 4th June 14:00 – 18:00 and Tuesday 5th June 08:30 - 11:00

E. coli and Salmonella workshop
Thursday 7th June 08:30 – 17:30

FABRE-TP discussion meeting
Thursday 7th June 09:30 – 12:30

Genomics for Robust Cows workshop 
Friday 8th June 10:00 – 17:00 (Lelystad, The Netherlands)

SABRE Consortium meeting
Tuesday 5th June 11:00 - 13:00 (SABRE members only)

At the SABRE Consortium meeting the management of the project will be addressed and several Work Packages will present the plans and activities for the coming year. Active participation and discussion by SABRE partners is welcomed.

 Work Package Meetings (WP members only)

EADGENE WP1.4 Analytical Tools 
Monday 4th June 18:00 - 19:00

SABRE WP6 Fertility and Reproduction
Tuesday 5th June 08:30 – 11:00

SABRE WP9 Product Quality 
Tuesday 5th June 08:30 – 11:00

EADGENE WP6 Population Genomics
Tuesday  5th June 18:00 - 20:00

SABRE WP1 Numerical Genomics
Wednesday 6th June 16:30 – 18:30

Bioinformatics/Structural Genomics
Thursday 7th June 08:30 - 12:30

SABRE WP5 Mammary Function
Thursday 7th June 08:30 – 12:30

EADGENE WP8 Operational Genomics
Thursday 7th June 12:30 - 14:00

Further information

The conference organisers would like to thank all speakers and delegates for their participation in the joint EADGENE and SABRE conference on "Genomics for Animal Health."

Links to further information about the specific workshops area available at the top right of this page.  Presentations from the Genomics for Animal Health Conference are available by clicking here.

If you have any questions regarding the conference please email

This event represents the views of the Authors, not the EC.

The EC is not liable for any use that may be made of the information.
The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme at any time.  


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SABRE [Cutting-Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding] is an Integrated Project supported by funding under the 6th Research Framework Programme of the European Union European Commission, Directorate E03 – Security of food production systems. Scientific Officers: 1 April 2006-15 February 2007: John Claxton. From 16 February 2007: Jean-Charles Cavitte.

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