I work for Wageningen UR since 1997 in the area of animal breeding. My interests i) numerical genetics/genomics, ii) practical and theoretical animal breeding and iii) connecting people (and science). Examples of exciting projects i) the1000 bull genome project, ii) the global Dry Matter Inititative (gDMI) combin ing feed intake data across the world, and iii) Breed4Food
Next to my scientific interests, I have practical involvement with dairy cattle breeding organisations in several countries. In the Netherlands&Flanders I coordinate the organisation responsible for the genetic evaluation for sires (http://www.gesfokwaarden.eu/).
In 2012 I became extraordinary professor at Wageningen University, after heading the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre of Wageningen Livestock Research for ten years. Since 2013 I hold a part time Professor position at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and I am visiting professor at SRUC in Scotland. Where I served as researcher from 1991 to1997, and graduated for my PhD in 1995.