New Genetic Improvement Program
University of New England QUE
The University of New England (UNE) and
Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) are joint owners of Total
Genetic Resource Management (TGRM), which constitutes a powerful new
paradigm for exploiting state-of-the-art genetic technologies in
genetic improvement programs.
TGRM can be applied in all species for
which there is control of breeding, with power to accommodate all key
technical, logistical and cost issues, as well as practitioner
attitudes. Applications to date have involved use of DNA
markers, IVF, embryo transfer, maintenance of genetic diversity,
inbreeding, crossbreeding, targeting multiple market endpoints, animal
migration, and maximisation of enterprise profit.
TGRM acts tactically, providing reports
for direct action on semen, oocyte and embryo collection, use of DNA
marker information, stock selections and mate allocations. TGRM has
been developed as an integrated client/server system for delivery via
the Internet, with associated benefits such as user support, automatic
upgrading, software security, activity recording, and options for
seamless interface to national databases.
UNE is responsible for handling the
commercialisation process for TGRM outside Australia and New Zealand.
UNE seeks expressions of interest from individuals and organisations
interested in commercial delivery and /or use of TGRM outside
Australia and New Zealand.
Expressions can relate to one or more
species, industries or organisations. UNE is willing to consider
different patterns of relationship withinterested parties.
Expressions should be sufficient to demonstrate interest, and to
outline the scope of that interest, but need not be fully
comprehensive at first.
Technical information can be obtained
from the TGRM web site http://tgrm.une.edu.au.
For further information contact Dr. Aubreg Egan email@example.com