At the recent annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Biaty Raymond and Pascal Duenk received special attention for their contributions.
Biaty Raymond won the Wageningen Academic Publishers Award for his presentation on the use of whole genome sequence data for across breed genomic predictions in dairy cattle.
Pascal Duenk won the H. Wilhelm Schaumann Stiftung Award for his study on the benefits of dominance over additive models for the estimation of average effects and breeding values.
Both PhD candidates of Wageningen University participate in the STW-Breed4Food Partnership ‘Predicting Phenotypes of Livestock’. The aim of this partnership is to develop new methods and tools for more accurate prediction of current and new phenotypes.