Section Editors

Section Board for 'Animal Genetics and Genomics' (53)

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Prof. Michael E. Davis
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: Beef; Dairy; Genetics; Genetic Engineering; Animal Breeding; Biostatistics; Animal Genetics
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Prof. Dr. Alessandro Bagnato
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: Animal genomics; genetic improvement; Zootechnics; Biodiversity
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Dr. Enrico Alleva
Istituto Superiore Di Sanitadisabled, Rome, Italy
Interests: animal behavior; stress aggressive
Dr. Phillip Sponenberg
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Interests: conservation; domesticated animals; breeds; livestock genetics; animal production systems
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Dr. Dana Stanley
Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
Interests: NGS; microbial ecology; transcriptomics; microbiome
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Dr. Javier Cañón
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Producción Animal, Madrid, 28040 Spain
Interests: Animal genetic diversity; beef cattle genetic improvement
Prof. Dr. Frédéric Farnir
Fundamental and Applied Research in Animal and Health (FARAH) Department of Veterinary Management of Animal Resources, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Liege 4000, Belgium
Interests: genomics; modelling; QTL mapping; breeding value estimation
Dr. Malcolm D. Schug
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, USA
Interests: Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics; Behavior; Life History; Population Genetics; Biogeography
Prof. Dr. Zissis Mamuris
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Interests: population genetics; biodiversity; evolution; molecular markers; animal genomics
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Dr. Sang Hong Lee
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Interests: GWAS; SNPs; genomic prediction; GxE; reaction norm; GREML; GBLUP; linear mixed models
Dr. Sigrid Lehnert
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Agriculture and Food, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Interests: genomics; gene expression; reproduction; cow fertility; tropical cattle
Dr. Esmaeil Ebrahimie
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Interests: Bioinformatics; Genomics; Machine learning; Microbiome
Prof. Dr. Juha Kantanen
Production Systems, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), 31600 Jokioinen, Finland
Interests: animal genetic resources; breed, conservation genetics; domestication; domestic animals; gene expression; genomics; population genetics
Dr. Pilar Hernandez
Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: meat quality; lipid metabolism; fatty acids; genetics
Dr. Abdelhabib Semlali
University laval
Interests: Genetic of Cancer, Gene expression, epigenetic modification, polymorphism, tissue engineering, cell signaling
Dr. Chan Kin Onn
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore
Interests: Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, Population genetics, Landscape genetics, Biogeography, Species delimitation, Amphibians, Reptiles, Southeast Asia
Dr. Mekonnen Haile-Mariam
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Senior Research Scientist Agriculture Research Victoria
Interests: genomic prediction for milk yield traits
Dr. Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas
Animal Breeding and Genetics Program, Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA), Torre Marimon, 08140, Caldes de Montbui, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, computational biology, systems biology
Dr. Monique Rijnkels
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, College Station, United States
Interests: lactation, mammary gland, genomics, epigenetics, development, milk, dairy cattle
Dr. Jose L. Estrada
Department of Surgery-Transplantation, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
Interests: xenotransplantation, animal reproduction and genetics, SCNT-cloning, embryo transfer, genetics
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Dr. Catarina Ginja
Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Interests: Population Genetics, Conservation Genetics, Phylochronology, Archaeogenetics, Domestication, Animal Improvement, Farm Animal Genetic Diversity, Y-chromosome, Mitogenomes, Ancient DNA
Dr. Isabel Cervantes
Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary, Complutense University of Madrid
Interests: Conservation and breeding programs, Genetic evaluations, population genetic structure, horse
Dr. Maria Luisa Dettori
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: fatty acids; milk composition; animal production; casein gene cluster; goat, sheep; growth hormone; polymorphism; ovine milk; milk coagulation property; cheese-making property; duplicate GH gene; renneting properties; goat milk; alpha-lactalbumin; autochthonous goat; haplotypes; single nucleotide polymorphism; Mediterranean breeds; Alpine breeds; fat; protein; casein; casein number; growth hormone receptor; association analysis
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Prof. Goo Jang
Laboratory of Theriogenology and Biotechnology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Research Institute of Veterinary Science, and BK21 PLUS Program for Creative Veterinary Science Research, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: theriogenology; in vitro produced embryo transfer; transgenesis; in vitro fertilization technologies; somatic cell nuclear transfer; prion mutant cow; genome editing technologies
Prof. Dr. Félix Goyache
Centro de Biotecnología Animal, Gijon, Spain
Interests: Conservation of animal genetic resources; diversity; selection signatures; genealogies; effective size; domestication; genetic parameters; fitness; phylogeography
Dr. Armin Schmitt
Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany
Interests: Genomics, breeding informatics, big data, biostatistics, bioinformatics, evolution
Dr. Noelia Ibáñez-Escriche
Institute for Animal Science and Technology, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: Cuantitative genetics, animal breeding, Bayesian statistics, Genetics, Genomics analysis, GWAS, Genomic selection
Dr. Mauro Penasa
Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padova, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy
Interests: Quantitative genetics, Genomics, Biostatistics, Dairy production, Milk quality, Functional traits, Milk coagulation properties, Phenotyping, Crossbreeding
Prof. Dr. Martino Cassandro
University of Padua, Dept Agron Food Nat Resources Anim & Environm DAFNAE, Viale dell'Università 16, Agripolis, I-35020 Legnaro, PD, Italy
Interests: Dairy Cattle; Economic values; Genetic improvement; Animal products; Livestock biodiversity; Genetic traceability
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Prof. Gustavo Gandini
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: farm animal genetic resources, biodiversity conservation, animal genetics, animal ethics, urban wildlife
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Dr. Seiya Yamayoshi
Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan
Interests: RNA virus; Vaccine; Antiviral therapy; Antibody; Host-microbe interaction; Pathogenicity; Zoonosis
Prof. Roberto Rasero
Department of Veterinary Science (DSV), University of Turin, Largo Paolo Braccini 2, 10095 Turin, Italy
Interests: animal breeding and genetics; conservation genetics; livestock; molecular markers
Dr. Christopher Ashwell
North Carolina State University, Department of Poultry Science, Raleigh, USA
Interests: genomics; epigenetics; poultry; quantitative trait loci (QTL)
Prof. Dr. Bruno Stefanon
Department of Agrofood, Environmental and Animal Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
Interests: system biology, functional genomics, nutrigenomics, metagenomic, biomarkers discovery
Dr. Jorge Hugo Calvo
ARAID, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), IA2
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; metagenomics; animal science; system biology; gastrointestinal parasites
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Prof. Riccardo Negrini
Istituto di Zootecnica, Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali, Università Cattolica del S.Cuore, 29100 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: genetic diversity; domestic breeds; genetic improvement of livestock
Prof. Milka Vrecl
University of Ljubljana, Veterinary Faculty, Institute of Preclinical Sciences, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: Membrane receptors; Intracellular signaling, Molecular Biology, Histology, Cell Culture, Confocal Microscopy, Pig, Sheep, Rabbit, Rat
Prof. Dr. Juan Pablo Gutierrez
Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary, ComplutenseUniversity of Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro s/n, E-28040-Madrid, Spain
Interests: Quantitative Genetics; Animal Breeding; Genomic Selection; Conservation Genetics; Population Genetics; Genetic Diversity; Sheep; Cattle; Alpaca;Mice; Horse
Prof. Dr. Juan Vicente Delgado Bermejo
Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: Conservation and characterization of zoogenetic resources; Exemplary genetic evaluation; Real genetic evaluation; Preparation of breeding catalogs and reports. Control of yields in the field - Meat, milk, fiber, behavior, sports and eggs. Information, storage and data preparation; Artificial Insemination; Seminal collection and freezing
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Prof. Dr. Ralf Einspanier
Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: expression profiling/RNA; genetically modified food/feed; veterinary disease diagnostics; animal cell culture systems; proteome profiling; animal cellular communication
Dr. Bianca Castiglioni
Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology – Italian National Research Council (CNR), via Einstein snc, 26900 Lodi, Italy
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; metagenomics and microbiome; next-generation sequencing; animal health; bacterial infections; milk and dairy production
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Dr. Sebastian P. Galuska
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Institute of Reproductive Biology, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: sialic acids; polysialic acid; glycoimmunology; siglecs; extracellular traps; innate immune system
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Prof. Donata Marletta
Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania (Italy)
Interests: molecular genetics; milk proteins; goat; donkey
Prof. Dr. Juan J. Loor
Mammalian NutriPhysioGenomics, Department of Animal Sciences and Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: adipose; amino acids; lactation; lipids; liver; methyl donors; microbiota; nutrition
Prof. Dr. Changxi Li
AAFC Professor and Chair of Bovine Genomics Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science,University of Alberta, 1400 College Plaza, 8215-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2C8
Interests: Identification and characterization of genes for economically important traits including growth, feed efficiency, fat deposition, carcass merit traits, and beneficial fatty acids in beef cattle; investigation of functions of DNA polymorphisms and elucidation of genetic mechanisms regulating growth, feed efficiency and fat deposition in beef cattle; development of genomic tools to enable the beef industry to improve the above mentioned traits through genomic selection and genome assisted management
Dr. Robert Li
USDA ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD, United States
Interests: gut microbiome in nutrition; development; and host-pathogen interactions; metagenomics and microbiome; next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics; bacterial and viral infections
Prof. Dr. Johann Detilleux
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Boulevard de Colonster 20, B-4000 Liege, Belgium
Interests: epidemiology; animal breeding; mathematical modeling and statistics; insects in feed
Prof. Dr. Xiaolei Huang
College of Plant Protection and Biological Control Research Institute, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, 15 Shangxiadian Road, Cangshan District, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: biodiversity pattern; biogeography; ecology; entomology; evolutionary biology; genomics; molecular phylogenetics
Dr. Pablo Orozco-terWengel
School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, UK
Interests: population genetics; genomics; conservation; evolution; phylogenetics; bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Cino Pertoldi
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: fluctuating asymmetry; developmental instability; behavioural instability; conservation genomics
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Dr. Kenji Saitoh
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Shinhama, Shiogama 985-0001, Japan
Interests: Fisheries; aquaculture; ichthyology; vertebrate biology; genetic analysis of biodiversity; molecular genetics and genomics; molecular phylogeny; cytogenetics; mitochondrial genomics; aquatic ecology; freshwater environment restoration
Prof. Dr. Alireza Seidavi
Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, 41335-3516 Rasht, Iran
Interests: Animal and Poultry Nutrition; Animal and Poultry Biotechnology; Silkworm (Genetics; Breeding; Nutrition and Management)
Prof. Dr. Steffen Weigend
Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, 31535 Neustadt-Mariensee, Germany
Interests: Poultry; Genetics; Genetic Diversity; Molecular Markers; Phylogenetics
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