The Agapornis genome study forms part of a PhD degree at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Ms Henriëtte van der Zwan obtained her BSc(Agric) Animal Science and Animal Genetics degree from the University of Pretoria in 2005. In 2009 she obtained her MSc(Agric) Animal Breeding degree from the same university. She has a passion for animal breeding and the genetic principles behind it. The main focus of her PhD degree is to determine the genetic code of the lovebird genome and to develop a panel of markers that can be used to determine parentage of the birds.
Dr Rencia van der Sluis, North-West University, South Africa
Dr Carina Visser, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mr Dirk Van den Abeele, Ornitho-Genetics, Belgium
Prof Francois van der Westhuizen, North-West University, South Africa
Lumegen laboratories, South Africa
B10K Genome project