Prof. Haja Kadarmideen (DVM, MVSc, PhD) is currently a Full professor and Leader of Animal Breeding, Quantitative Genetics and Systems Biology group at the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is also the Director of bi-lateral consortiums: the Danish-Indian BioChild Consortium and the Danish-Brazilian GIFT Consortium. His research interests are in Quantitative genetics, Bioinformatics and systems biology of animal health, Welfare, Production and Reproduction; Genomic selection, Conservation and breeding programs of livestock; Genomics, Epigenomics and systems biology of obesity, Metabolic and auto-immune diseases in humansand in use of animal models to study these areas. Prior to current position, he was a Principal Scientist and Leader of Quantitative Genetics and Systems Biology group at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2006 until 2010, Head of Statistical Animal Genetics group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland (2001-2006), and a Dairy cattle geneticist at the Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, UK (1998-2001). He obtained his PhD degree in Quantitative and Statistical Genetics from The University of Guelph, Ontario in Canada (1994-1998). As of October 2014, he has authored/co-authored over 220 scientific publications: 65 international journal articles with scientific peer review and 50 refereed books and conference proceedings papers(see full list at: www.qsg.dk/hajak/). He is a member of several Professional Associations including International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG) and European Association of Animal Production (EAAP). He functions as member of Editorial board of journals, review panel member of grant applications in EU programs and other national funding agencies.