Alan Robertson Fund for Animal Genetics

18 Oct 2021

Worth up to £4,000, the Alan Robertson Fund for Animal Genetics is aimed at those interested in animal genetics, helping them attend the World Congress in Genetics Applied Livestock Production (WCGALP) in 2022.

Applications to this award should reflect areas of current or future interests that will advance research and education in the application of genetics to livestock production. The prize fund can be awarded to a single applicant or divided between a number of successful applicants dependent on the quality of submissions.

Alan Robertson was a popular geneticist and was a major influence in the widespread adoption of artificial insemination of cattle and on estimating genetic effects that influence quantitative traits. He spent most of his working life based at the National Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Organisation in Edinburgh, as a member of the Unit of Animal Genetics and made original contributions to the theory of genetic change in small populations. Alan introduced a theory of limits to artificial selection, a combination of mathematical insight and quantitative genetic principles in a practical context.

Deadline: 30th October 2021

This award is open to both members and non-members of BSAS.

For more information on the Alan Robertson Fund for Animal Genetics and to apply click here.