Dr. Gregor Gorjanc is a Group Leader (Reader) at The Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh). He is also affiliated with the Global Academy for Agriculture and Food Security (University of Edinburgh), the Centre for Statistics (University of Edinburgh) and the Biotechnical Faculty (University of Ljubljana). He studied Animal Science (engineer) and Genetics (PhD) at the Biotechnical Faculty (University of Ljubljana) in Slovenia. He is thrilled by whole-system (population) approaches and likes to combine data science, genetics, and breeding methods to research management and improvement of populations. His speciality is the ability to work across a range of species, including animals, plants, and insects.
Research projects: Gregor leads the HighlanderLab that focuses on populations used for food, feed, and fibre production with some spillover into other populations. We are particularly interested in: (i) methods for genetics and breeding, (ii) design and optimisation of breeding programmes, and (iii) analysis of data to unravel biology and to find new ways of improving populations.