Institute of Genetics and Biometry – Overview

Mathematics in the service of Farm Animal Genetics

The livestock populations of the world form a significant part of the natural resources upon which the existence of mankind relies. Mathematical methods are of key importance both for a science-based genetic management of these populations as well as for fundamental research on the inheritance of agriculturally important characters.

The Institute of Genetics and Biometry undertakes methodical research in the field of biostatistics, mathematics and bioinformatics that can help to achieve progress in all fundamental and applied aspects of modern livestock genetics.