At GABI, we have many different international partnerships.
Our scientists participate in different consortia for the sequencing of the genome of livestock species: cattle, pig, horse, rabbit and trout. The bovine and equine genome sequences were published in 2009 in the journal Science. Our collaborations in genomics are numerous, in particular in Europe but also in North America (notably with the USDA) but also in China for pig and Japan for poultry.
In Europe, our relations are structured through several important European programs like the EADGENE Network of Excellence (European Animal Disease Genomics Network of Excellence for Animal Health and Food Safety), SABRE (Pan-European project on Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding), the NeuroPrion Network of Excellence on prion diseases or the characterisation of genetic diversity (cattle, pig, chicken).
Active relationships exist in the field of aquaculture on the European level, in particular for programs financed by the European Union and associating both academic and medium-sized companies.
The domain of international genetic evaluation has old and lasting partnerships, first in dairy cattle (Interbull), then in meat cattle (Interbeef) and in horse (Interstallion). Bilateral studies are also common, as for example with Germany or within the framework of the "Proteje" project. More recently, genomic selection of French dairy cattle has been expanded to the European scale, both on academic and industrial levels (Eurogenomics).
In poultry genetics, we have very active collaborations with Great Britain and Sweden, leading to important advances on the determinism of some traits, in particular colour traits and the evolution of the chicken genome.
GABI has a strong and recurrent interest in animal production in the tropical regions (in particular cattle and poultry, in Africa and Taiwan), leading to many bilateral partnerships. Heat resistance for poultry is an old subject. Since ten years, a program on dairy production with India is developed with the BAIF development research foundation. In addition, trypanotolerance determinism is studied in collaboration with the CIRAD (French Center of Agricultural Research for Developing Countries) and CIRDES (International Center for Research and Development on Livestock in Sub-humid Zones).
Approximately one-third of our publications are the result of international collaborative work.