Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

Logo - Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and HealthThe Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health supports programs that improve livestock-based livelihoods in the tropics. It is a strategic alliance of The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland's Rural College and the International Livestock Research Institute.

The five current programs of the Centre are:

  • Dairy Genomics - Facilitates the application of genomics to dairy production in the tropics for increased livestock productivity and a more sustainable environment.
  • Poultry Genomics - Applies cutting edge breeding tools to improve the productivity and flock dynamics of poultry in the tropics.
  • Reproductive Technologies - Demonstrates new breeding technologies and ways they can accelerate the impact of tropical livestock genetics.
  • Health Genetics - Selects genetic traits to improve disease resistance and resilience of cattle and poultry in the tropics.
  • Informatics & Bioresources - Curates and uses data and bioresources to maximise the impact of new and existing knowledge on tropical livestock genetics and health.
Benedict Karani
Research Assistant

Contact: Steve Kemp


Website: http://www.ctlgh.org