Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna
Marlies Dolezal is a quantitative geneticist and animal breeder. She has mapped QTLs using pedigree based and whole genome association analysis for a variety of production and fitness traits in livestock populations. Methodological work included the development of a new mapping technique for selective DNA pooling and combining population and quantitative genomics approaches to increase mapping power. Recent work has focussed on identifying and genetically characterizing copy number variants in cattle and pig populations.