De Geus will head consortium.
On 1 June, Bernard de Geus will become the new director of Breed4Food, the research partnership between Wageningen UR and four animal breeding companies. De Geus comes from TTI Green Genetics. Breed4Food was set up last year. In this consortium, the university's Animal Breeding and Genetics group will be collaborating with the breeding companies CRV, Hendrix, Topigs and Cobb. They will be working on genomics for breeding robust livestock animals. The companies want to join forces in applying DNA expertise for breeding. To achieve this, they want to invest jointly with the university in number-crunching capacity and equipment for the analysis of genetic information. De Geus will be responsible for the consortium's research programme.