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Groenen, Martien A.M. Prof. Dr.

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Martien Groenen (born Venray, The Netherlands in 1958, PhD in 1983 at Leiden University, The Netherlands) has been a professor in Animal Genomics at Wageningen University since 2002. He has been involved in mapping the genomes of various farm animals since the beginning of the 1990s. In 2004, this resulted in three Nature publications describing the genome sequence and SNP variation of the chicken. He plays a prominent role in the international chicken and swine genome sequencing committees and at present he is involved in international projects that are sequencing the genomes of the pig and the great tit. He has coordinated the genomics and bioinformatics work packages in a number of international  EU funded research projects and his group was among the first to use next generation sequence technology for large scale SNP identification as well as (re)sequencing complete genomes in farm and wild life animals. In 2009 he was awarded a prestigious advanced ERC research grant for his research project 'Molecular characterization of genetic factors in the pig under selection during speciation, domestication and breeding'.  Professor Groenen (h-index=38) has published over 180 peer reviewed articles and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences.

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