The Bovine Lactation Genome Consortium is a collaboration of scientists involved in the lactation companion project of the bovine genome sequence and analysis
The bovine genome was given high priority for sequencing due to the agricultural importance of the cow to beef and dairy science. Our team of 19 scientists with specialties spanning molecular biology, immunology, nutrition, food science, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mammary biology, animal genetics, and bovine biology have collaborated to assemble a consensus paper on milk and lactation in the context of the bovine genome and the genomes of seven key mammalian species.
The Bovine Lactation Genome Consortium (in alphabetical order):
(Kuljeet Singh and Regan Murney not pictured)
Danielle G Lemay1, David J Lynn2, William F Martin1, Margaret C Neville3, Theresa M Casey4, Gonzalo Rincon5, Evgenia V Kriventseva6, Wesley C Barris7, Angie S Hinrichs8, Adrian J Molenaar9, Katherine S Pollard10, Nauman J Maqbool11, Kuljeet Singh9, Regan Murney9, Evgeny M Zdobnov12,13,14, Ross L Tellam7, Juan F Medrano5, J Bruce German1,15, Monique Rijnkels16.
1Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, United States of America.
2Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, South Science Building Room 8166, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada.
3Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center, 12800 E. 19th Ave, Aurora CO 80045, United States of America
4Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, B290 Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1225 United States of America
5Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, United States of America
6Department of Structural Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Geneva Medical School, 1 rue Michel-Servet, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
7CSIRO Livestock Industries, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, 306 Carmody Road, St Lucia, Queensland 4067, Australia
8Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, United States of America
9Dairy Science and Technology, AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, East Street, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand
10Division of Biostatistics and Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco, 1650 Owens St. San Francisco, CA 94158, United States of America
11Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Statistics, AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, East Street, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand
12Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School, 1 rue Michel-Servet, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
13Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, 1 rue Michel-Servet, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
14Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
15Nestlé Research Centre, Vers‑chez‑les‑Blanc CH‑1000, Lausanne 26, Switzerland.
16Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston TX 77030, United States of America