START welcomes new research Hub to the community

The Hub will provide a space for research collaboration on genetic adaptation in animal and plant breeding.

Researchers from Aarhus University, the University of Copenhagen and Aalborg University have begun the new year with the creation of a new research Hub. The aim of the Hub is to accelerate the sustainable transition of agricultural and food systems with a focus on genetic adaptation in animals and plants. The new hub is called Genetic Adaptation for Future Agrifood Systems under Planetary Boundaries.

"At the core of future agrifood systems are a range of biological organisms whose characteristics are defined by their genetics. The new hub will improve these future systems by working on the genetic adaptation," says Mogens Sandø Lund, Center leader at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics at Aarhus University. 

Read more about the Hub here.

The new Hub is the 10th research Hub of START. The Hub will be further presented at the upcoming START Annual Meeting, which will be held at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen on March 19-20, 2024.

Read more about the Annual Meeting here.