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Pigging Out

Pig dinner

October 2013

Haja Kadarmideen and colleagues have discovered big differences in the variability of eating habits among pigs. The newly published article by Duy Ngoc Do et al. is the first in the world looking at pig to human comparative genetic mapping to reveal key genes on the human genome that are known to be involved in obesity.

Click here to read popular scientific article in KU news.

Click here to read the scientific article.

Click here for the list of articles in worldwide press.

Nordic Cattle Feed Efficiency

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A major 4 year cattle genetics and nutrition project is funded by the mælkeafgiftsfonden (Danish Milk Levy Board)

Haja Kadarmideen is a co-applicant and sub-work package leader of the major research project in cattle genomics (short titled, Nordic Cattle Feed Efficiency) along with Aarhus University, Knowledge Centre for Danish Cattle and several Nordic partner institutions. The project is funded for DKK 13.5 Millions and will run for 4 years.

AGES

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Haja Kadarmideen as a Main applicant and his colleagues receive funding (DKK 0.75 Million) for a project titled, ‘Breeding, genomic and transcriptomic methods to reduce boar taint and eliminating the need for castration of piglets’ (AGES), directly from the Danish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. Click here for the press statement from the Danish Minster.

BioChild

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Haja Kadarmideen as a main applicant and his partners obtained two major research grants in December 2011 nearing approximately DKK 19 millions

1. From Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (HTF) and additional financial support from the Danish pig research centre, VSP for The G-BOAT project: Genomic Selection and Systems Genetics to reduce Boar Taint in Danish pigs (funded for 3 years, around DKK 5 millions).

To know more about the project, read the press release published by HTF by clicking here

Read newsletter in Landbrugs Avisen here

Read press release in Berlingske Business News here
Read newsletter from Danish Pig Research Centre here
2. From Danish Strategic Research Council or DSF (Denmark) and Department of Biotechnology or DBT (India) funding for nearly DKK 14 millions for a joint Indo-Danish project, funded for 4 years. The project is called BIOCHILD: Genetics and Systems Biology of Childhood Obesity in India and Denmark (Partner organisations: 3 partners in Denmark and 2 partners in India).

Read the grant announcement by Danish Strategic Research Council here

Read about the project information here

SysGen of Obesity

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Haja Kadarmideen obtained EU-FP7 CIG Marie-Curie grant for 4 years approximately DKK 770000 to work on systems genetics of obesity (SysGen of Obesity) project using pig models