Livestock Gentec is an Alberta Innovates centre based at the University of Alberta.
Partners and collaborators include universities, research networks, livestock industry associations, government agencies, and private sector companies from all over the world.
In 2006, the Alberta Bovine Genomics Program (ABGP) was created in order to bring together a group of highly skilled scientists in genomics, genetics and bioinformatics, and address the need for better breeding and management technologies through research. The ABGP was a world-leading centre for genomics research and technology development, and pioneered the development of tests for genome-wide association studies in cattle.
In 2010, the ABGP extended its scope to include all livestock species and expands on existing technology transfer and industry collaboration efforts. In 2010, Livestock Gentec was created to continue the ABGP's research and bring the commercial benefits of genomics to the Canadian livestock industry.
The Gentec team is made up of world-class scientists, executives, and technology transfer specialists, representing a comprehensive span of expertise.
Our partners and collaborators include universities, research networks, livestock industry associations, independent industry members, government agencies, and private sector companies from all over the world.