CIGENE is a multidisciplinary genome biology research group possessing expertise in genetics, evolutionary and comparative genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology. We have a strong aqua- and agri- research profile with key strengths in the application of ‘omics’ data to understand the genetic architecture of complex traits and possess excellent wet and dry lab facilities for automated high-throughput omics, and bioinformatics.
CIGENE is organized within of the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty for BioSciences, at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). NMBU seeks to contribute to the well-being of the planet through interdisciplinary research generating innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.
Established in 2003
CIGENE was established in 2003 as a national core facility in Norway responsible for detection, genotyping and interpretation of SNPs. Since then CIGENE has grown from a small molecular lab to Norway’s foremost SNP genotyping facility and an internationally important genomics research lab devoted to understanding mechanisms and genetic architecture underlying phenotypes.
CIGENE consists of approximately 40 members, including core staff, postdocs and researchers, PhDs, research assistants, technical and administrative staff. The members represents more than 10 nationalities.
Every two weeks or so CIGENE arranges a seminar with topics related to genetics, genomics, computational biology, physiology or microbial community. The speakers are a mix of invited national or international scientists and local NMBU colleagues. Here you can find more information and schedule.
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