Two laboratories at the USDA-ARS Meat Animal Research Center collaborate with Acceligen through separate funded cooperative research agreements to characterize traits for resistance to Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus and Castration-Free in swine, respectively.
Animal breeders at Hypor of Hendrix Genetics have partnered with Acceligen to develop and study Castration-Free swine through a RD&C agreement.
The USDA-ARS Dairy Forage Center has partnered with Acceligen through a funded cooperative research agreement to develop traits for tick resistance through comparative genomics and to develop more precise editing tools for livestock.
Researchers at University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast have partnered with Acceligen to identify and test naturally occurring BTBr traits. This TARGET-TB project is funded by the USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants, Ireland’s Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine and Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
Scientists at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna are collaborating under a commercial contract to produce heat tolerant (SLICK) dual purpose cattle for farmers in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Scientists at the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences and the Semex Alliance have partnered with Acceligen to develop and characterize heat tolerant cattle through our Foundation for Food and Agriculture funded project “Precision breeding cattle for heat resilience: unraveling the role of SLICK genotypes on metabolism and animal health”.
We have contract research agreements with the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University to develop complete development of traits for Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus resistance in swine and monosexing/sterility in fish, respectively.
We are collaborating through separate RD&C agreements with the Semex Alliance and Kheiron to introduce the bovine polled trait into elite genetic lines of dairy animals.
We have teamed up with Fazendas do Basa, Kheiron (Argentina) and Trans Ova Genetics to generate dairy animals that will generate significant and sustainable production gains for African dairy production systems. These animals will have novel sequence variants delivered through a multiplex gene editing platform. Funding for this 5-yr project “Precision crossbreeding for African Dairy Production Systems” is through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.