Daniel Sorensen

PhD, DSc, Professor Emeritus

Profile photoDaniel Sorensen
Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
Blichers Allé 20
8830, Tjele
Denmark
E-mail: daniel.sorensen@agrsci.dk
Phone: 87158027

Date and place of birth: 4-2-1947, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citizenship: Danish
Present address: Elmsager 68, 8240 Risskov, Denmark
Telephone mobile: +45 40 97 20 15
E-mail: daniel.alberto.sorensen@gmail.com

University education

1967-1973Ingeniero Agrónomo (Ing.Agr.), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1973-1974Master of Science (M.Sc.), University of Reading, England (passed with distinction)
1974-1976Postgraduate course work in statistics, University of Reading, England
1976-1980Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1980-1982Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, USA

Academic recognitions

2003Awarded de degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), University of Edinburgh, Scotland
2004Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute
2009Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (For influential research in statistical genetics; for pioneering work on Bayesian and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods in animal breeding; and for excellence in international teaching of statistical genetics)
2010Invited to hold the 2010 Chapman Lectures in Animal Breeding by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. ( Lecture 1: Science, Myth and Religion: a Geneticist's Narrative. Lecture 2: The Genetics of Environmental Variation)

Positions held

1968-1970Teaching Assistant, Plant Physiology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1970-1973Teaching Assistant, Animal Breeding, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1977-1980Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Genetics, Institute of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1980-1982Postdoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Genetics, University of California, Davis, USA
1982-1983Research Associate, Department of Animal Science, University of Guelph, Canada
1983-1985Research Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, Government of Canada, British Columbia, Canada
1985-1991Research Scientist, Department for Research in Pigs and Horses, National Institute of Animal Science, Research Center Foulum, Denmark
1991-1995Research Leader, Department for Research in Pigs and Horses, National Institute of Animal Science, Research Center Foulum, Denmark
1995-2002Research Leader, Section on Biometrical Genetics, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
2002-2010Research Professor of Statistical Genetics, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University
2010-Professor of Statistical Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University

Papers presented at scientific meetings

Sorensen, D.A. 1978. The effect of selection on genetic variability. British Genetics Society, University of Leeds, England, 22-24 July.

Sorensen, D.A. 1979. The effect of selection on changes of genetic parameters. Population Genetics Group, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 17-18 March

Sorensen, D.A. 1980. The effect of disruptive selection on genetic variability: experiments with Drosophila melanogaster. Population Genetics Meeting, Cambridge, England, Heredity 45, Abs., page 142.

Sorensen, D.A. 1980. The effect of directional selection on changes of genetic variance and covariance. UCD Genetics Group, University of California, Davis, USA, 14-15 October.

Sorensen, D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1982. Use of mixed model techniques in the analysis of selection experiments. Proc. Ann. Meeting Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. and Can. Soc. Anim. Sci., Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 8-11 August.

Sorensen, D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1984. Analysis of selection experiments using mixed model methodology. Annual Meet. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., Columbus, Missouri, USA, 7-10 August (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1985. Estimation of selection response and its variance using mixed model methodology. Proc. 36th Annual Meet. Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod. 1, Abs., 210-211.

Sorensen, D.A. 1985. New possibilities in the estimation of breeding values. Symp. on Future Prospects in Pig Breeding. Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden, 12 December.

Christensen, A., D.A. Sorensen, T. Vestergaard and P. van Kemenade. 1986. The Danish pig breeding program: current status and future developments. Proc. 3rd Wld. Cong. of Genetics Appl. to Livestock Prod., Vol. 10, 143-148.

Sorensen, D.A. 1987. The effect of alternative methods of breeding value estimation on response to selection in simulated pig populations. 38th Annual Meet. Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod., Lisbon, Portugal, 28 September - 3 October.

Sorensen, D.A. 1987. The use of mixed model techniques for the genetic evaluation of pigs in Denmark. 3rd Symp. of the Nordic Region on Biometrical Problems in Agriculture, Foulum, Denmark. 16-18 August.

Sorensen, D.A. 1989 Modern estimation methods in Animal Breeding. Nordic Research Council meeting, Viborg, Denmark, 12-14 April (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. 1989. Deriving the inverse of a numerator relationship matrix when the vector of breeding values includes averages of several individuals. Mimmeo from the National Institute of Animal Science, presented at the Nordic Research Council Meeting, Viborg, Denmark, 12-14 April.

Sorensen, D.A. 1989. Use of mixed models for genetic improvement of pigs in Denmark. British Pig Breeders Roundtable. Wye College, University of London, England, 19-21 April.

Sorensen, D.A. 1989. Use of animal models for genetic evaluation when the data consist of average of records. Nordic Pig Breeding Roundtable, Uppsala, Sweden, 16-17 October.

De Vries, A.G. and D.A. Sorensen. 1990. Optimization of present pig breeding programs. Proc. 4th World Cong. of Gen. Appl. to Livest. Prod., Vol. XV, 395-404 (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. 1990. An animal model for selection for litter size in the Danish pig breeding program. Proc. 4th World Cong. of Gen. Appl. to Livest. Prod., Vol. XV, 435-438.

Johansson, K. and D.A. Sorensen. 1990. Estimation of direct and correlated responses to selection using single trait and multitrait animal models. Proc. 4th World Cong. of Gen. Appl. to Livest. Prod., Vol. XIII, 285-288.

Sorensen, D.A. and A. Vernersen. 1991. Large scale selection for number of born piglets using an animal model. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod., Vol.1, Berlin, Germany, September, Abs., page 105.

Sorensen, D.A. 1991. Estimation of genetic trends in breeding programmes. International Pig Symposium, Lorca, Spain, September (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. 1991. Estimation of correlated responses to selection using univariate animal models. 4th Symposium on Biometrical Problems in Agricultural, Forestry and Animal Investigations, Jokioinen, Finland, 19-21, August (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. and S. Andersen. 1992. Effect of herd of origin on central testing station performance in pigs. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod., Vol.1 Madrid, Spain, September, Abs., page 16.

Sorensen, D.A. 1992. The effect of unaccounted herd of origin effects in genetic improvement of pigs in Denmark. International Pig Symposium, Lorca, Spain, September (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. and A. Vernersen. 1993. Selection for litter size in pigs using animal models. Pig Breeders Round Table. Wye College, University of London, England, March (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A. and S. Andersen. 1993. Use of Gibbs sampling in genetics. Symposium on theoretical statistics, Aalborg University, Denmark, November (Invited).

Sorensen, D.A., S. Andersen, J. Jensen, C.S: Wang and D. Gianola. 1994. Inferences about genetic parameters using the Gibbs sampler. Proc. 5th World Cong. of Gen. Appl. to Livest. Prod., Vol. 18, 321-328 (Invited).

Andersen, S. and D.A. Sorensen. 1994. An application of Gibbs sampling in threshold models. Proc. 5th World Cong. of Gen. Appl. to Livest. Prod., Vol. 18, 357-360.

Estany J. and D.A. Sorensen. 1994. Comparison of alternative models for selection for litter size in Danish Landrace and Yorkshire breeds. Proc. 5th World Cong. of Gen. Appl. to Livest. Prod., Vol. 17, 323-326.

Bidanel J.P., A. Balsco and D. Sorensen. 1995. A Bayesian analysis of the response to selection for ovulation rate and prenatal survival in pigs. Pig Breeders Round Table. Wye College, University of London, England, April.

Bidanel J.P., A. Blasco and D. Sorensen. 1995. A Bayesian analysis of genetic parameters and selection response for litter size components in pigs. 46th Annual Meeting of the Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod. Prague. Abs., page 14.

Sorensen D. and D. Gianola. 1995. Gibbs sampling for likelihood and Bayesian inference in quantitative genetics. 46th Annual Meeting of the Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod. Prague. (Invited). Abs., page 1.

Sorensen D. 1995. Gibbs sampling: applications in animal breeding. 2nd European Poultry Breeder's Roundtable. Internal Report No. 73 from National Institute of Animal Science, Foulum, Denmark. (Invited), 141-152.

Blasco A., M.J. Argente, M.A. Santacreu, D. Sorensen and J.P. Bidanel. 1995. A Bayesian analysis of response to selection for uterine capacity in rabbits. 46th Annual Meeting of the Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod. Prague. Abs., page 3.

Sorensen D. 1995. Gibbs sampling:.Applications in animal breeding. Invited lecture at Asociación Latinoamericana de Producción Animal, Mar del Plata, Argentina. November. Revista Argentina de Producción Animal, 15, Sup.1, 177-188.

Gianola D. and D. Sorensen. 1996. A mixed effects threshold model with t-distributions. 47th Annual Meeting of the Europ. Assoc. Anim. Prod. Lillehammer. Abs., Vol. 2, Abs., page 47.

Sorensen D. 1997. Popular misconceptions about the Gibbs sampler. Pig Breeders Round Table. Wye College, University of London, England, April (Invited).

Su G., Sørensen, P. and D. Sorensen. 1997. Bayesian analysis of responses to selection for body weight and feed conversion in broiler chickens using Gibbs sampling. Proc. 3rd European Poultry Breeders Roundtable, 3-5 September, Pruhonice, Czech Republic, 51-62.

Sorensen D. 1997. The Danish Pig Breeding Programme: Current Status and Future Prospects. Proc. International Symposium on Pig Production, pages 75-81, Lorca, Spain, 15-17 September (Invited).

Jensen J., D. Sorensen, Chr. Bendixen og B. Guldbrandtsen. 1997. Embryo- og genteknologiske avlsmæssige perspektiver. Bioteknologi i husdyravlen. Intern Raport No. 92. Danmarks Jordbrugsforskning, 61-73.

Korsgaard I. R., D. Sorensen and D. Gianola. 1998. Multivariate mixed model analysis of censored normal, ordered categorical and Gaussian traits using Gibbs sampling and data augmentation. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Armidale, Australia, Vol 25, 493-496.

Nielsen V. and D. Sorensen. 1998. Overdominance at the growth hormone gene for daily gain in pigs. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Armidale, Australia, Vol 26, 304-307.

Sorensen D. 1998. Applications of MCMC in genetics: Analysis of ordered categorical traits. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Region -- International Biometrical Society, 21-22 May, Abs., page 18. (Invited).

Korsgaard I.R., M. Lund, D. Sorensen, D. Gianola and J. Jensen. 1999. Multivariate Bayesian Analysis of Gaussian, right censored Gaussian, ordered categorical and binary traits using Gibbs sampling. American Society of Animal Science, 21-23 July, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Abs. 94, page 140.

Korsgaard I.R., M. Lund, D. Sorensen, D. Gianola and J. Jensen. 1999. Multivariate Bayesian Analysis of Gaussian, right censored Gaussian, ordered categorical and binary traits. 50th Annual Meeting of the EAAP. Zurich, Switzerland, August 23-26. Book of Abstracts No. 5, page 30.

Korsgaard I.R., M. Lund, D. Sorensen, D. Gianola, P. Madsen and J. Jensen. 1999. Multivariate Bayesian Analysis of Gaussian, right censored Gaussian, ordered categorical and binary traits using Gibbs sampling. International workshop on high performance computing and new statistical methods in dairy cattle breeding, 18-20 March, Tuusula, Finland, Interbull Bulletin No. 20, 79-92. (http://www.esc.fi/ttn/cb99/).

Guldbrandtsen B., M. S. Lund, M. Dunø, V. H. Nielsen, S. Svendsen, J. Jensen, D. Sorensen and C. Bendixen. 2000. QTL mapping for Health, Fertility, and Production Traits in Danish Holstein Cattle. 51st. Ann. Meet. EAAP, 24-26. August, Haag, The Netherlands. Book of Abstracts No. 6, page 88.

Jakobsen J.H., R. Rekaya, J. Jensen, D. Sorensen, D. Gianola, P. Madsen, L. G. Christensen, and J. Pedersen. 2000. Genetic correlation between milk yield persistency and disease liability in Danish Holsteins. 51st. Ann. Meet. EAAP, 24-26. August, Haag, The Netherlands. Book of Abstract No. 6, page 79.

Nielsen V.H., M. Dunø, B. Guldbrandtsen, M. S. Lund, S. Svendsen, J. Jensen, D. Sorensen and C. Bendixen. 2000. Mapping quantitative trait loci in Danish Holstein Cattle. Proc. 27th. ISAG conference, Minneapolis, USA, 22-26 July. Conference Abstract Book, page 30.

Lund M. S., P. Sørensen, B. Guldbrandtsen and D. Sorensen. 2001. Multi-trait QTL mapping using combined linkage disequilibria and linkage analysis. Proc. 52nd Ann. Meet. EAAP, Budapest, Hungary, 26-29 Aug., Book of Abstract 7, page 4.

Sheehan N. A. and D. Sorensen. 2002. Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo mapping of continuous traits using graphical models. Seventh Valencia International Meeting on Bayesian Statistics, Tenerife, 1-6 June. Conference Abstract Book, page 174-175.

Nielsen, V. H., B. Guldbrandtsen, M. S. Lund, P. Nissen, J. Jensen, D. Sorensen, C. Bendixen. 2002. Mapping of QTL for conformation, fertility, health and production traits in the Danish-Swedish Holstein Friesian cattle population. XXVIII ISAG, Göttingen, Germany, 11-15 August, Abstract page 176.

Sorensen D. and R. Waagepetersen. 2002. Model selection for prediction of breeding values. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Montpellier, France, 19-23 August. Vol. 32, 513-520. Invited paper.

Sheehan N. A., B. Guldbrandtsen and D. Sorensen. 2002. Graphical models for complex genetic problems. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Montpellier, France, 19-23 August. Vol. 32, 145-148.

Guldbrandtsen B., N. A. Sheehan and D. Sorensen. 2002. Detecting quantitative trait locus overdominance using a graphical model based MCMC method. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Montpellier, France, 19-23 August. Vol. 32, 649-652.

Gianola D., Sorensen D. and Waagepetersen, R. 2003. Model choice in animal breeding: A case study of litter size in pigs. Abstract book 309. Joint Statistical Meetings of American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometrics Society and Statistical Society of Canada. San Franciso, CA, USA, 31 July-7 August.

Ibañez N., Sorensen D.,Waagepetersen R., Blasco A. 2004. Estudio de canalización en un experimento de selección divergente en conejo. XII Reunión Nacional de Mejora Genética, Arucas, Las Palmas, 7-9 July.

Sorensen, D. 2004. Experimental evidence for genetic control of environmental variation from pigs, snails and rabbits. Foulum Symposium: From Model Organisms to Healthy Cows. Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, 12-13 August.

Guosheng S., Lund, M. S. and Sorensen, D. 2004. Variance components for litter size and survival in Danish Landrace and Yorkshire pigs. Book of Abstracts No. 10 of the 55nd Ann. Meet. EAAP, 5-9 Sept., Bled, Slovenia, page 42.

Gianola, D. and Sorensen, D. 2004. Structural equation models for quantitative genetic analysis. Book of Abstracts No. 10 of the 55nd Ann. Meet. EAAP, 5-9 Sept., Bled, Slovenia, page 89.

Sorensen, D. 2005. Genetic control of environmental variability: evidence from snails, pigs and rabbits. Book of Abstracts No. 11 of the 56th Ann. Meet. EAAP, 5-8 June, Uppsala, Sweden, page 79.

Kristensen, T. N., Sørensen, A. C., Sorensen, D., Pedersen, K. S., Sørensen, J. G., Loeschcke. 2005. A test of quantitative genetic theory using Drosophila: effects of inbreeding and rate of inbreeding on heritabilities and variance components. Book of Abstracts No. 11 of the 56th Ann. Meet. EAAP, 5-8 June, Uppsala, Sweden, page 82.

Ibáñez N., D. Sorensen, R. Waagepetersen, and A. Blasco. 2005. Study of canalization in an experiment of divergent selection for uterine capacity in rabbits. Book of Abstracts No. 11 of the 56th Ann. Meet. EAAP, 5-8 June, Uppsala, Sweden, page 92.

Sorensen, D. 2005. Genetic control of environmental variance. Book of communications, pp. 117-125. XV Congress of Animal Production. 2-5 November, Vila Real, Portugal.

Sorensen, D. 2006. Un modelo para el control genético de la varianza ambiental. Evidencia y algunas implicaciones. XIII Reunion Nacional de Mejora Genetica Animal. 28-30 June. Gijón. Spain.

Ibañez, N., A. Blasco and D. Sorensen. 2006. Selección por reducción de varianza. XIII Reunion Nacional de Mejora Genetica Animal. 28-30 June. Gijón. Spain.

Su G., D. Sorensen and M. S. Lund. 2006. Analysis of variance components for piglet survival using a threshold model. World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Book of Abstracts CD communication 06-05, page 89. 13-18 August. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.

Kranis A., G. Su, D. Sorensen and J. A. Woolliams. 2006. A longitudinal threshold model for genetic analysis of daily egg production in turkeys under Bayesian framework. World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Book of Abstracts CD communication 07-06, page 106. 13-18 August. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.

Ibáñez, N., D. Sorensen, R. Waagepetersen and A. Blasco. 2006. Estudio de canalizacion en un experimento de seleccion divergente en conejo. XII Reunion Nacional de Mejora Genetica Animal. 7-9 July. Las Palmas. Spain.

Shariati M. and D. Sorensen. 2006. McMC strategies for Bayesian analysis of reaction norm models with unknown covariates. World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Book of Abstracts CD communication 26-02, page 239. 13-18 August. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.

Ibáñez, N., D. Sorensen and A. Blasco. 2006. Selection for reduced variance. World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Book of Abstracts CD communication 28-04, page 255. 13-18 August. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.

Waagepetersen R., N. Ibañez and D. Sorensen. 2006. Strategies for McMC computation in quantitative genetics. World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Book of Abstracts CD communication 26-01, page 239. 13-18 August. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.

Sorensen, D. 2007. Developments in Statistical Analysis in Quantitative Genetics. Third International Congress of Quantitative Genetics. August 19-24. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Invited Lecture.

Sorensen, D. 2008. Statistical Genetics: Frontiers. Invited lecture held at the First Annual Trondheim Symposium in Statistics. 19.-20 september. Trondheim, Norway.

Yang, Y, Christensen, O. and Sorensen, D 2009. Analysis of genetically structured variance heterogeneity and the Box-Cox transformation. EAAP, Barcelona, Spain. 24. - 27. August. Book of Abstracts Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 598.

Kapell, DNRG, Sorensen, D, Su, G, Janss, L, Ashworth, CJ and Roehe, R 2009. Performance of genomic selection for traits in mice using Bayesian multi-marker models. EAAP, Barcelona, Spain. 24. - 27. August. Book of Abstracts Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 295.

Sorensen, D. 2009. Modeling components of variation: statistical and computational challenges. Invited lecture at the Symposium on Statistical Genetics of Livestock for the Post-Genomic Era, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 4-6 May.

Sorensen, D. 2010. The Genetics of Environmental Variation. Invited speaker at the World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany, 1-6 August.

Sorensen, D. 2010. Are there genes regulating environmental variation? A case study using yield in maize. Book of Abstracts of the 61st Ann. Meet. EAAP, 23-27 August, Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece.

Sorensen, D. 2011. Inferences from Genomic Models in Structured Populations. Invited speaker at the Genetics Conference: 20 Años de Mejora Genetica, 14 October, INIA, Madrid, Spain.

Sorensen, D. and L. Janss. 2012. A computationally efficient Bayesian model for incorporating a vast number of markers. Book of Abstracts, page 66. 4th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics, 17-22 June, Edinburgh, UK.

de los Campos, G., A. I. Vazquez, Y. Klementidis and D. Sorensen. 2012. Whole-genome prediction of human complex traits using data from related and unrelated individuals. Book of Abstracts, page 24. 4th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics, 17-22 June, Edinburgh, UK.

de los Campos, G., A. I. Vazquez, Y. Klementidis and D. Sorensen. 2012. Prediction of Complex Traits Using Data from Related and Unrelated Individuals. 15th Latinamerican Congress on Genetics, 28-31 October, Rosario, Argentina.

Guo, X., Christensen, O. F., Ostersen, T., Sorensen, D., Wang, Y., Lund, M. S. and Su, G. 2013. Improving genetic evaluation of litter size for non-genotyped animals using a single-step model. Book of Abstracts of the 64th Ann. Meet. EAAP, 26-30 August, Nantes, France.

Sorensen, D., Sørensen, P. and de los Campos, G. 2013. Genetic regulation of environmental variation in Drosophila inbred lines. Conference on Genomics of Common Diseases, 7-10 September. Keble College, Oxford University, UK.

Sørensen, P., McKinnon Høj-Edwards, S., Madsen, P., Jensen, P., Sørensen, I. F., de los Campos, G. and Sorensen, D. 2013. Genomic Feature Models. Conference on Genomics of Common Diseases, 7-10 September. Keble College, Oxford University, UK.

Guo, X., Christensen, O. F., Ostersen, T., Sørensen, D. Wang, Y., Lund, M. S. and Su, G. 2014. Model Comparison Based on Genomic Predictions of Litter Size and Piglet Mortality. Book of Abstracts of the 13th Ann. Meet. EAAP,

Guo, X., Christensen, O. F., Ostersen, T., Sørensen, D. Wang, Y., Lund, M. S. and Su, G. 2014. Improving genetic evaluation of litter size for non-genotyped animals using a single-step model. Proceedings, 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.

Morgante, F., Sorensen, D., Sørensen, P., Maltecca, C. and Mackay, T. F. C. 2014. Genetic Analysis of Micro-environmental Plasticity in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.

de los Campos, G., Sorensen, D., Gianola, D. 2014. Genomic Heritability: What is it? Proceedings, 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.

Morgante, F., Sorensen, D., Sørensen, P., Maltecca, C. and Mackay, T. F. C. 2014. Quantitiative Genetics of Micro-Environmental Plasticity in Drosphila melanogaster. Evolution 2014, Raleigh Convention Center, North Carolina, USA, June 20-24.

Lectures held at research institutes and universities

January 1980. The effect of selection on genetic variability. Institute of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

November 1980. Changes of genetic variance with finite number of linked loci. Department of Genetics. University of California, Davis, USA.

March 1981. The effect of changes of genetic parameters due to selection, on the efficiency of selection indices. Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Canada.

May 1981. The effect of selection on genetic variance. Department of Genetics. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

December 1981. Use of an animal model to estimate response to selection. Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, USA.

October 1982. Estimation of genetic variances in selected populations. Department of Animal Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweeden.

April 1983. Minimum variance quadratic unbiased estimators of genetic variances using an animal model. Department of Applied Statistics, University of Reading, England.

April 1984. Estimation of genetic variance with selection and assortative mating. Department of Animal Science, University of British Columbia, Canada.

September 1984. A breeding program for pacific salmon. Pacific Biological Station, British Columbia, Canada.

October 1986. Selection response in a simulated pig population, using selection index or mixed model methods. National Institute of Animal Science, Foulum, Denmark.

April 1987. Effect of alternative methods of breeding value estimation on response to selection in a simulated pig population. Genetics Department. The Royal Danish Agricultural and Veterinary University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 1990. The Danish pig breeding program. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

May 1990. Statistical properties of estimators of selection response based on animal models. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

May 1992. Likelihood inferences under selection. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

December 1993. Bayesian analysis of a selection experiment for litter size in pigs. Invited lecture at the Sweedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweeden.

May 1995. Use of the Gibbs sampler in genetics. To days postgraduate course held at Universidad de Lerida, Spain.

November 1995. Analysis of selection experiments: A case study with litter size in swine. Invited lecture held at Dept. Animal Science; Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa, USA.

May 1998 MCMC applications in genetics. Invited lecture at the Dept. of Statistics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

May 1998. Analysis of the mixed linear model via the Gibbs sampler. Invited lecture at the Dept. of Statistics and Mathematics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

October 1998. Large scale selection experiment for litter size in Danish Yorkshire pigs. Invited lecture at the Dept. of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

May 1999. A primer on the reversible jump MCMC algorithm, with an application to QTL mapping. Seminar held at the Dept. of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

November 2002. A model for genetically structured heterogeneous variance applied to litter size in pigs. Seminar held at the Dept. of Animal Science, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

December 2002. Model elicitation and model selection. Seminar held at the Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leicester, UK.

May 2003. Evaluating genetically structured residual variance. Invited lecture at the Symposium on Quantitative and Statistical Genetics, in honor of William George Hill, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA.

May 2003. Evaluating models for genetically structured residual variances. Seminar held at the Department of Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

October 2003. E-learning i genetik. Invited lecture at the seminar: Erfaringer med fjernundervisning. Den kgl. veterinær- og landbohøjskole.

September 2004. Genetic Control of Environmental Variation. Invited lecture held at the Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University.

September 2006. The emperor's new clothes: unmasking the recursive model. Invited lecture at the Dept. of Animal Science, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

May 2007. The reaction norm model with unknown covariates. Invited lecture at the Dept. of Animal Science, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

May 2007. A genetic analysis of birth weight and litter size in pigs using recursive models. Seminar held at the Dept. of Animal Science, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

October 2008. Models for the genetic analysis of discrete data: A case study using mortality in pigs. Invited lecture at the Dept. of Animal Science, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

May 2009. Genomic models to study heterogeneity of residual variance. Invited lecture held at the Department of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2010. Science, Myth and Religion: a Geneticist's Narrative. Chapman Lecture held at the Department of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

May 2010. The Genetics of Environmental Variation. Chapman Lecture held at the Department of Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

April 2010. Modelling components of variation: is environmental variance genetically controlled? Invited lecture held at the Department of Quantitative Political Sciences, Seminars on Applied Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

January 2012. A computationally efficient parameterisation of a whole-genome random regression model for fitting a vast number of markers. Invited Lecture, University of Leicester, Department of Health Sciences and Genetics, UK

May 2012. Inferences from genomic models in stratified population. Invited Lecture, Department of Animal Science, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

August 2012. Inferences from whole-genome random regression models in stratified populations. Invited Lecture, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

April 30 2013. Prediction of Complex Human Traits Using the Genomic Best Linear Unbiased Predictor. Seminar at the Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Aarhus University, Foulum.

June 27 2013. Perspectives for predicting complex traits and diseases in humans using whole-genome information. Invited Lecture, Department of Animal Science, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

August 6 2013. Perspectives for predicting complex traits and diseases in humans using whole-genome information. Invited Lecture, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, University of Edinburgh, UK.

August 26 2013. Perspectives for predicting complex traits and diseases in humans using whole-genome information. Invited Lecture, Department of Human Genetics, Aarhus University, DK.


Teaching and other scientific activities

September-December, 1980. Quantitative Genetics and Animal Breeding. One semester undergraduate course. University of California, Davis, USA. Teaching notes: 90 pages.

2-6 May, 1983. Hypothesis testing in mixed linear models. Department of Animal Breeding, Agricultural Research Center, Jokioinen, Finland. Teaching notes: 20 pages.

7 May, 1985. Introduction to animal breeding. One day course. Nordic Agricultural Center. Teaching notes: 20 pages.

2-5 October, 1985. Methods of variance component estimation. One-week graduate course. Department of Ecology, Umeå University, Sweeden.

November, 1987. Introduction to BLUP methods. Two-day course for farm advicers. Foulum.Teaching notes: 22 pages.

17-18 September, 1988. Methods for prediction of breeding values, In: Animal Breeding Planning. Internordic postgraduate course. Tune Agricultural Center, Danmark. Teaching notes: 44 pages.

23-27 April, 1990. Statistical analysis of animal experiments. One-week graduate course. Koldkærgaard Teaching Center, Denmark. Teaching notes: 340 pages.

10 September-1 October, 1990. Invitation to act as scientific advisor in Quantitative Genetics and Animal Breeding at the Argentine National Agricultural Research Institute, (INTA) Pergamino, Argentina. (Project financed by Interamerican Development Bank and Interamerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture).

16-19 March, 1991. Invited lecturer at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, to talk on Implementation of animal models in the Danish pig breeding programme; The Danish pig breeding programme - an overview.

15-19 April, 1991. Statistical analysis of animal experiments. One-week graduate course. Koldkærgaard Teaching Center, Denmark. Teaching notes , 290 pages.

8-12 December, 1991. Invited lecturer at Instituto Agronómico Mediterráneo de Zaragoza, Spain, to talk about Statistical Design of Selection Experiments; Selection for Litter Size in Pigs.

20-30 May, 1992. Likelihood inference in animal breeding. Two-week postgraduate course at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Teaching notes, 263 pages.

9-15 October, 1992. Invited participant at the "Workshop on advanced biometrical methods in animal breeding", with two lectures: Estimation of response to selection; Inferences under selection using maximum likelihood. Flawil, Switzerland.

-19 March, 1993. Theoretical and computational methods for non-linear models in animal breeding. Two-weeks advanced graduate course held at the Research Center Foulum, Denmark, in collaboration with Dr Vincent Ducrocq, from INRA, Paris, France. Financed by the Nordic Council, Teaching notes: 422 pages.

3-7 May, 1993. Likelihood and Bayesian methods for non-linear models. One-week doctoral course at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Teaching notes: 127 pages.

29 November - 3 December, 1993. Methods for genetic improvement of litter size in pigs. One week graduate course at Centro Agronómico de Altos Estudios, Zaragoza, Spain.

2 March - 8 April, 1994. Theoretical and computational methods for non-linear models in animal breeding. Two-weeks advanced postgraduate course held at Kiel University, Germany, in collaboration with Dr Vincent Ducrocq, from INRA, Paris, France. Teaching notes: 422 pages.

25-29 April, 1994. Bayesian inference via the Gibbs sampler. One-week postgraduate course held at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Teaching notes: 93 pages.
27 June, 1995. External examiner for Simon Heath's Ph.D. thesis: Inferences on the Genetic Control of Quantitative Traits. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

8-12 July, 1996. Invitation from University of Guelph, Canada, to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

18-27 August, 1996. Invitation from the Dept. of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil, to discuss and implement Gibbs sampling based computer programs for the analysis of genetic data.

9-13 September, 1996. Invitation from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

17-21 March, 1997. Invitation from the University of Edinburgh to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

8-12 September, 1997. Invitation from Universidad de Valencia to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

29 September -3 October, 1997. Invitation from the Dept. of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to hold a series of 3-days lectures on application of MCMC methods in animal breeding.

-26 January, 1998. Invitation from University of New England, Australia, to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

11-15 May, 1998. Invitation from University of Sao Paulo (campus of Piracicaba), Dept. of Statistics, to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

5-9 October, 1998. Invitation from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, to hold the postgraduate course: Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics (40 hours).

28 September -- 16 October, 1998. Visiting Professor, Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

6-8 April, 1999. Invitation from University of Valencia, Spain, to hold 3 seminars on the subject: "Model determination using MCMC".

10 June 1999. Chair of session: Statistical Issues in Gene Mapping, at the meeting of the International Biometrics Society, held in Copenhagen, 9-11 June.

-17 October, 1999. Visiting Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

31 January, 2000. External examiner for Mikko Sillanpaa's doctoral dissertation: "Bayesian QTL Mapping in Inbred and Outbred Experimental Designs", Rolf Nevanlinna Institute, Division of Biometry, University of Helsinki, Finland.

14-17 February, 2000. Design and analysis of genetic experiments. Four day postgraduate course at the Instituto Agronómico Mediterraneo de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.

February, March 2000. Hypothesis testing and design of selection experiments. 8 hour course held at Dept. Animal Breeding and Genetics, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

21-30 June 2000. Invitation from Iowa State University, USA, to hold the postgraduate course: MCMC methods in Genetics (50 hours).

2-11 April 2001. Invitation from University of Liege, Belgium, to hold the postgraduate course: MCMC Methods in Genetics (50 hours).

15-17 October 2001. Invitation from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia to hold a 3-day advanced course (10 hours): Finite state spaces discrete Markov chains and MCMC methods.

6-20 March 2003. Design of Genetic Experiments. Web-based distance education course. A collaborative project involving University of Aalborg, KVL, and Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

7-18 June 2004. Estimation of Genetic Parameters Using Likelihood and Bayesian methods, Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis, Module II course, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

15 Septemeber 2005-31 January 2006. Likelihood and Bayesian Methods in Quantitative Genetics. Web-based international distance education course. A collaborative project involving University of Aalborg, KVL, and Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, partly financed by the Danish Agricultural Research Council.

4-7 September 2007. An introduction to Bayesian inference and model choice. Graduate course held at the Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, UK (in collaboration with Prof. Agustin Blasco).

18 and 24 June 2013. Disease risk prediction using information on relatives. Lecture to PhD students, Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Aarhus University, Foulum.

Theses, scientific reviewed publications, chapters in books

∗ When not the first author, the asterisk indicates the research was initiated and the paper written by D. Sorensen.
∗∗ Chapters in Books (reviewed).

1. Sorensen D.A. 1980. The effect of truncation selection on genetic variability. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 256 pp.

2.Sorensen D.A. 2002. Mixed model, likelihood, and Bayesian methods in quantitative genetics. D.Sc. Thesis, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

3.Sorensen D.A. and W.G. Hill. 1982. The effect of short term directional selection on genetic variability: experiments with Drosophila melanogaster. Heredity 48, 27-33.

4.Sorensen D.A. and W.G. Hill. 1983. The effect of disruptive selection on genetic variability. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 65, 173-180.

5.Sorensen D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1983. The use of the relationship matrix to account for genetic drift variance in the analysis of genetic experiments. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 66, 217-220.

6.Sorensen D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1984. Estimation of response to selection using least squares and mixed model methodology. Journal of Animal Science 58, 1097-1106.

7.Sorensen D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1984. Estimation of genetic variances from unselected and selected populations. Journal of Animal Science 59, 1213-1223.

8.Sorensen D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1985. Relationship between herd type and genetic and environmental variances in Holsteins. Journal of Dairy Science 68, 1770-1777.

9.Sorensen D.A. and B.W. Kennedy. 1986. Analysis of selection experiments using mixed model methodology. Journal of Animal Science 63, 245-258.

10.Kennedy B.W. and D.A. Sorensen. 1987. Properties of mixed model methods for prediction of genetic merit. pp. 91-103. Sinauer Ass., Inc.

11.Sorensen D.A. 1988. Effect of selection index versus mixed model methods of prediction of breeding value on response to selection in a simulated pig population. Livestock Production Science 20, 135-148.

12.Kennedy B.W., L.R. Schaeffer and D.A. Sorensen. 1988. Genetic properties of animal models. Journal of Dairy Science 71, 17-26.

13.Blasco A. and D.A. Sorensen. 1991. Experimental design for line, breed and cross comparisons in pigs. ITEA, 87A, 2, 84-89.

14.Sorensen D.A. and K. Johansson. 1992. Estimation of direct and correlated responses to selection using univariate animal models. Journal of Animal Science 70, 2038-2044.

15.Sorensen D.A., S. Andersen and I. Pedersen. 1993. Effect of herd of origin on central station performance in pigs. Livestock Production Science 34, 225-235.

16.Sorensen D.A., C.S. Wang, J. Jensen and D. Gianola. 1994. Bayesian analysis of genetic change due to selection using Gibbs sampling. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 26, 333-360.

17.Wang C.S., D. Gianola, D.A. Sorensen, J. Jensen, A. Christensen and J.J Rutledge. 1994. Response to selection for litter size in Danish Landrace pigs: A Bayesian analysis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 88, 220-230.

18.Jensen J., C. Wang, D.A. Sorensen and D. Gianola. 1994. Bayesian inference of variance and covariance components for traits influenced by maternal and direct genetic effects. Acta Agricultura Scandinavica, Sect A 44, 193-201.

19. ∗ Estany J. and D.A. Sorensen. 1995. Estimation of genetic parameters for litter size in Danish Landrace and Yorkshire pigs. Animal Science 60, 315-324.

20.Sorensen D.A., S. Andersen, D. Gianola, I. Korsgaard. 1995. Bayesian inference in threshold models using Gibbs sampling. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 27, 229-249.

21.García-Cortés L.A., D.A. Sorensen, C. Moreno, L. Varona and J. Altarriba. 1995. Cálculo de la inversa de la matriz de coeficientes de las ecuaciones del modelo mixto utilizando muestreo de Gibbs y aplicaciones. ITEA 16, 263-265.

22.∗García-Cortés L.A. and D. Sorensen. 1996. On a multivariate implementation of the Gibbs sampler. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 28, 121-126.

23. *G. Su, P. Sørensen and D. Sorensen. 1997. Inferences about variance components and selection response for body weight in chickens. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 29, 413-425.

24.∗Moreno C., D. Sorensen, L.A. García-Cortés, L. Varona and J. Altarriba. 1997. On biased inferences about variance components in the binary threshold model. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 29, 145-160.

25.Sorensen D.A. , D. Gianola and I. Korsgaard. 1998. Bayesian mixed-effects model analysis of a censored normal distribution with animal breeding applications. Acta Agricultura Scandinavica, Sect A, 48, 222-229.

26.Blasco A., D. Sorensen and J.P. Bidanel. 1998. A Bayesian analysis of genetic parameters and selection response for litter size components in pigs. Genetics 149, 301-306.

27.Korsgaard I. R., A. H. Andersen and D. Sorensen. 1999. A useful reparameterization to obtain samples from conditional inverse Wishart distributions. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 31, 177-181.

28.Sorensen D., A. Vernersen and S. Andersen. 2000. Bayesian analysis of response to selection: a case study using litter size in DanishYorkshire pigs. Genetics 156, 283-295.

29.Blasco A., M.J. Argente, M.A. Santacreu, D. Sorensen and J.P. Bidanel. 2001. A Bayesian analysis of response to selection for uterine efficiency in rabbits. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 118, 93-100.

30.Sorensen D., R. Fernando and D. Gianola. 2001. Inferring the trajectory of the genetic variance in the course of artificial selection. Genetical Research 77, 83-94.

31.Waagepetersen R. and D. Sorensen. 2001. A tutorial on reversible jump MCMC with a view toward applications in QTL-mapping. International Statistical Review 69, 49-61.

32.∗García-Cortés L.A. and D. Sorensen. 2001. Alternative implementations of Monte Carlo EM algorithms for likelihood inferences. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 33, 443-452.

33.N. A. Sheehan, B. Guldbrandtsen, M. S. Lund and D. Sorensen. 2002. Bayesian McMC mapping of quantitative trait loci in a half-sib design: A graphical model perspective. International Statistical Review 70, 241-267.

34.∗Jakobsen J. H., P. Madsen, J. Jensen, L. G. Christensen and D. Sorensen. 2002. Genetic parameters for milk production and persistency for Danish Holsteins estimated in random regression models using REML. Journal of Dairy Science 85, 1607-1616.

35.∗∗Sheehan N. A. and D. Sorensen. 2003. Graphical models for mapping continuous traits. pp 382-386. In: Highly Structured Stochastic Systems. Eds. P. Green, N. Hjort, S. Richardson. Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-851055-1.

36.Lund M. S., P. Sørensen, B. Guldbrandtsen and D. A. Sorensen. 2003. Multi-trait fine mapping of quantitative trait loci using combined linkage disequilibria and linkage analysis. Genetics 163, 405-410.

37.Sorensen D., B. Guldbrandtsen and J. Jensen. 2003. On the need for a control line in selection experiments: A likelihood analysis. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 35, 3-20.

38.Korsgaard I. R., M. S. Lund, D. Sorensen, D. Gianola, P. Madsen and J. Jensen. 2003. Multivariate Bayesian analysis of Gaussian, right censored Gaussian, ordered categorical and binary traits using Gibbs sampling. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 35, 159-183.

39.∗Sørensen P., M. S. Lund, B. Guldbrandtsen, J. Jensen and D. Sorensen. 2003. Comparison of bivariate and univariate QTL mapping in livestock populations. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 35, 605-622.

40.Sorensen D. and R. Waagepetersen. 2003. Normal linear models with genetically structured residual variance heterogeneity: a case study. Genetical Research 82, 207-222, and published as Research Report R-02-2025, Aalborg University.

41.∗Jakobsen J. H, R. Rekaya, J. Jensen, D. A. Sorensen, P. Madsen, D. Gianola, L. G. Christensen and J. Pedersen. 2003. Bayesian estimates of covariance components between lactation curve parameters and disease liability in Danish Holstein cows. Journal of Dairy Science 86, 3000-3007.

42.Gianola D., J. Ødegård, B. Heringstad, G. Klemetsdal, D. Sorensen, P. Madsen, J. Jensen and J. Detilleux. 2004. Mixture model for inferring susceptibility to mastitis in dairy cattle: a procedure for likelihood-based inference. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 36, 3-28.

43.Gianola D. and D. Sorensen. 2004. Quantitative genetic models for describing simultaneous and recursive relationships between phenotypes. Genetics 167, 1407-1424.

44.∗Ros M., D. Sorensen, R. Waagepetersen, M. Dupont-Nivet, M. San Cristobal, J.C. Bonnet and J. Mallard. 2004. Evidence for genetic control of adult weight plasticity in the snail Helix aspersa. Genetics 168, 2089-2097.

45.Foulley J. L., D. Sorensen, C. Robert-Granie and B. Bonaiti. 2004. Heteroskedasticity and structural models for variances. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics 57, 64-70.

46.Kristensen T. N., A. C. Sørensen, D. Sorensen, K. S. Pedersen, J. G. Sørensen and V. Loeschke. 2005. A test of quantitative genetics theory using Drosophila - effects of inbreeding and rate of inbreeding on heritabilities and variance components. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 18, 763-770.

47.∗Su G., P. Madsen, M. S. Lund, D. Sorensen, I. R. Korsgaard and J. Jensen. 2006. Bayesian analysis of the linear reaction norm model with unknown covariates. Journal of Animal Science 84, 1651-1657.

48.Sheehan, N. A., Guldbrandtsen B. and D. Sorensen. 2007. Evaluating the performance of a block updating McMC sampler in a simple genetic application. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 12, 272-299.

49.∗Varona L., Sorensen, D. and R. Thompson. 2007. Analysis of litter size and average litter weight in pigs using a recursive model. Genetics 177, 1791-1799.

50.Kranis A., G. Su, D. Sorensen and J. A. Woolliams. 2007. The application of random regression models in the genetic analysis of the monthly egg production in turkeys and a comparison with alternative longitudinal models. Poultry Science 86, 470-475.

51.∗Shariati M. M., G. Su, P. Madsen and D. Sorensen. 2007. Analysis of milk production traits using a reaction norm model with unknown covariates. Journal of Dairy Science 90, 5759-5766.

52.Su G., M. S. Lund, and D. Sorensen. 2007. Selection for litter size at day 5 to improve litter size at weaning and piglet survival rate. Journal of Animal Science 85, 1385-1392.

53.Su G., Sorensen, D. and M. S. Lund. 2008. Variance and covariance components for liability of piglet survival during different periods. Animal 2, 184-189.

54.Ibáñez-Escriche N., L. Varona, D. Sorensen and J.L. Noguera. 2008. A study of canalization of heterogeneity of environmental variance for slaughter weight in pigs. Animal 2, 19-26.

55.Waagepetersen R., N. Ibañez and D. Sorensen. 2008. Strategies for MCMC computation in quantitative genetics. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 40, 161-176.

56.Gianola, D. and D. Sorensen. 2008. Inferring fixed effects in a mixed linear model from an integrated likelihood. Acta Agricultura Scandinavica 57, 183-191.

57.∗Shariati M. M. and D. Sorensen. 2008. Efficiency of alternative McMC strategies illustrated using the reaction norm model. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 125, 176-186.

58.∗Ibáñez N., D. Sorensen, R. Waagepetersen and A. Blasco. 2008. Selection for environmental variation: a statistical analysis and power calculations to detect response. Genetics 180, 2209--2226.

59.Sorensen, D. 2009. Developments in Statistical Analysis in Quantitative Genetics. Genetica, 136, 319-332. DOI:10.1007/s10709-008-9303-5.

60.∗Shariati M. M. and D. Sorensen. 2009. Identifiability of parameters and behaviour of the McMC chains: a case study using the reaction norm model. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 126, 92-102.

61.∗Varona L. and D. Sorensen. 2010. A genetic analysis of mortality in pigs. Genetics 184, 277-284.

62.Ibáñez N., M. García and D. Sorensen. 2010. GSEVM v.2: MCMC software to analyze genetically structured environmental variance models. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2009.00846.x.

63.∗Yang, Y., O. Christensen and D. Sorensen. 2011. Use of Genomic Models to Study Genetic Control of Environmental Variance. Genetics Research 93, 125-138.

64.∗Yang, Y., O. Christensen and D. Sorensen. 2011. Analysis of a genetically structured variance heterogeneity model using the Box-Cox transformation. Genetics Research 93, 33-46.

65.Kapell, D. N. R. G., Sorensen, D., Su, G., Janss, L. L. G., Ashworth, C. J. and R. Roehe. 2012. Efficiency of genomic selection using Bayesian multi-marker models for traits in mice. BMC Genetics 13, 42, doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-42.

66.∗Yang, Y., Schön, C. C. and D. Sorensen. 2012. The genetics of environmental variation for dry matter grain yield in maize. Genetics Research. 94, 113-119, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016672312000304.

67.∗Janss, L., G. de los Campos, N. Sheehan and D. Sorensen. 2012. Inferences from Genomic Models in Stratified Populations. Genetics. 192, 693-704.

68.de los Campos, G., A. I. Vazquez, R. Fernando, Y. Klementidis and D. Sorensen. Prediction of Complex Human Traits Using the Genomic Best Linear Unbiased Predictor. 2013. PLOS Genetics. July 2013, Volume 9, Issue 7, e1003608.

69.∗Varona, L and D. Sorensen. 2014. Joint Analysis of Binomial and Continuous Traits with a Recursive Model: A Case Study Using Mortality and Litter Size of Pigs. Genetics. 196, 643-651.

70.Wone, B. W. M., Madsen, P., Donovan, E. R., Labocha, M. K., Sears, M. W., Downs, C. J., Sorensen, D., Hayes, J. P. 2014. A strong response to selection on mass-independent metabolic rate without a correlated response in basal metabolic rate. Heredity 1-9. doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.122.

71.G. de los Campos. and D. Sorensen. 2013. Comments on Pitfalls of Predicting Complex Traits from SNP's. Nature Reviews Genetics, p894 | doi:10.1038/nrg3457-c1.

72.∗Janss, L., Sigsgaard, T. and D. Sorensen. 2014. Whole-Genome Analyses of lung function, height and smoking. Annals of Human Genetics 78, 452--467.

73. de los Campos, G. and Sorensen, D. 2014. On the genomic analysis of data from structured populations. Invited editorial. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. doi:10.1111/bg.12091.

74. de los Campos, G., Sorensen, D. and D. Gianola. 2015. Genomic heritability: what is it? PLOS Genetics. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005048.

75. Morgante, F., Sørensen, P., Sorensen, D., Maltecca, C., Mackay, T. F. C. 2015. Genetic Architecture of Micro-Enivironmental Plasticity in Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports. 09785 doi:10.1038/srep09785.

76. W. M., Madsen, P., Donovan, E. R., Labocha, M. K., Sears, M. W., Downs, C. J., Sorensen, D., Hayes, J. P. 2015. A strong response to selection on mass-independent metabolic rate without a correlated response in basal metabolic rate. Heredity. 1-9. doi:10.1038/hdy.2014.122.

77. ∗Sørensen, P., de los Campos, G., Morgante, F., Mackay, T. F. C., Sorensen, D. 2015. Whole-genome sequence reveals trait-dependent sexual dimorphism in genomic variance of environmental variance in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. Early online August 12, 2015, doi:10.1534/genetics.115.180273.

78. Gianola, D, G. de los Campos, M. A. Toro, C. C. Schön, H. Naya, D. Sorensen. 2015. Do molecular markers inform about pleiotropy? Genetics. Early online July 23, doi:10.1534/genetics.115.179978.

Class notes and book

Sorensen D. 1996. Gibbs Sampling in Quantitative Genetics. Internal Report No. 82, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, 191 pages (Updated 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000).

Sorensen D. and D. Gianola. 2002. Likelihood, Bayesian, and MCMC Methods in Quantitative Genetics. Springer-Verlag, 740 pages. ISBN 0-387-95440-6.

Sorensen D. 2004. Estimation of Genetic Parameters Using Likelihood and Bayesian Methods, 172 pages. Class Notes for a two-week course held at DIAS from 7-18 June, 2004. Updated 2006.

Sorensen D. 2004. An Introductory Overview of Model Comparison and Related Topics, 49 pages. Class Notes for a three-day course held at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, November, 2004. Updated 2006.