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Per Madsen

Senior Researcher

Per Madsen
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Main research area:

-  Prediction of breeding values for dairy cattle.

-  Genetic resistance to mastitis.

-  Genetics of beef and carcass traits in cattle.

-  Implementing new statistical methods for use in animal breeding.

Fields of work:

-  Efficient implementing of statistical methods for use in animal breeding and related fields on workstations and on parallel computers.

-  Co-ordinating the maintenance and further development of the DMU package for analysing multivariate mixed models developed at the Dep. of Animal Breeding and Genetics. The current public domain version of DMU can be downloaded from here.

-  Participate in the development of a "Test day Animal Model" for estimation of breeding values for dairy cattle.

-  Member of a technical advisory group for the national prediction of breeding values in cattle.

-  Participate in a project on joint prediction of breeding values for dairy cattle across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark).

-  Participation in a working group on Cattle Breeding between Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and the Danish Agricultural Advisory Centre.

-  Member of steering committees for several research projects.

-  Local advisor for M.Sc-students in our area of research.

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