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Susanne Eriksson

Susanne Eriksson
I work with research, supervision and teaching in the area of applied animal breeding and genetics.


My research is focused on horses and cattle and I work with projects related to both performance/production traits, fertility and health traits. I am also Head of the Section of Applied Genetics.


I am course leader for the 15 ECTS MSc-course "Designing breeding programmes". I also give lectures in several other courses, and supervise student projects.


Currently, I work on a project about genetic diversity, selection, and inbreeding depression in Swedish dairy cattle.

I am also starting up a project about genomic selection in Swedish beef breeds, in close collaboration with Växa Sverige and VikingGenetics.

Besides my cattle research I also work in several projects about horses, for example a project about hair growth in horses, and a project about the genetic background to performance traits in Swedish Warmbloods (SWB).

Link to my Orchid-page.


In my research, I cooperate with several breeding organizations such as Viking Genetics, Växa Sverige, Svensk Köttrasprövning AB, The Swedish Trotting association, and SWB (The Swedish Warmblood assocation).


I completed my MSc in Animal Science in SLU in 1998, with a thesis about Inbreeding and conformation traits in Swedish Ardenner horses.

I 2003 I got my PhD in Animal breeding and genetics, SLU, with the PhD-thesis "Genetic aspects of calving, growth and carcass traits in beef cattle".

Since then I'm working as a researcher in the Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics, SLU.

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