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Section Board for 'Animal Genetics and Genomics' (81)

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Dr. Elaine Ostrander
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Section Editor-in-Chief
National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: dog breeds; canine genetics; prostate cancer; domestic dog
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Special Issue in Genes: Canine Genetics
Special Issue in Genes: Genes at Ten
Dr. Antonio Figueras
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, IIM - CSIC, Eduardo Cabello, 6, 36208 Vigo, Spain
Interests: aquaculture; fish; shellfish; genetics; genomics; transcriptomic; epigenomics
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Prof. Dr. Maria Sharakhova
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Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Interests: comparative genomics; cytogenetics; chromosome evolution; population genomics
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Prof. Dr. Monica Bullejo
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Department of Experimental Biology, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
Interests: amphibian; sex determination; sex chromosomes; gonad development; gonadal differentiation; sex reversal; meiosis; polyploidy in vertebrates; repetitive DNA; cytogenetics
Prof. Dr. Bartosz Kempisty
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1. Department of Histology and Embryology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-781 Poznan, Poland
2. Department of Anatomy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-781 Poznan, Poland
3. Department of Veterinary Surgery, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, 87-100 Torun, Poland
4. Prestage Department of Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: human and animal reprodution; reproductive cells; stem cells biotechnology; translational medicine; genes expression profiling; microarrays
Dr. Xinzhuan Su
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Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: malaria genetics; genomics; host-parasite interactions; drug resistance; innate immunity
Prof. Dr. Mariusz Skowronski
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Department of Basic and Preclinical Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Torun, Poland
Interests: human; animal; reproductive tract; physiology; pathology
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Dr. Rodney N. Nagoshi
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Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: insect genetics; reproduction; insect oogenesis; sexual differentiation
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Lombardo
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Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, 5 – 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: vector biology; molecular parasitology; mosquito; malaria; transcriptomics
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Dr. Andrea L. Baden
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Department of Anthropology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY 10065, USA
Interests: primates; conservation; madagascar; landscape genetics; molecular ecology
Dr. David Ferrier
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The Scottish Oceans Institute, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9AJ, UK
Interests: evolutionary developmental biology; homeobox genes; invertebrate genomes; regeneration biology
Dr. Maria Longeri
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, Lodi, Italy
Interests: animal genetics; genomics; genetic variability; felidae; disease; heart
Dr. Bianca Waud
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Faculty of Science, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: veterinary genetics g genomics; feline obesity & diabetes; feline metabolic syndrome; pigmentation and pigmentation related disorders
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Prof. Dr. Liangxue Lai
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Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Interests: transgenic animals; animal cloning human; animal stem cells
Prof. Dr. Carrie Finno
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Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, 280 CCAH, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: equine; horse; veterinary; vitamin E; neurodegeneration
Dr. Alfred M. Handler
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Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
Interests: insect genetic modification; germline transformation; transposable elements; insect sex determination; functional genomics
Dr. Beatriz Gutierrez-Gil
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Departamento de Producción Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana s/n, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: gene mapping; selection sweep; dairy sheep; meat quality; causal mutations
Prof. Dr. Rafael Jiménez
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Departamento de Genética e Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad de Granada, 18016 Armilla, Granada, Spain
Interests: mammalian developmental genetics; mammalian sex determination; sex reversal; true hermafroditism; intersexuality; gonadal development; ovotestis development; gene expression; seasonal testis regression; genetic biodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Barrionuevo Jimenez
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Department of Genetics, University of Granada, E-18100 Granada, Spain
Interests: mouse genetics; sex determination; gonad differentiation; spermatogenesis; disorders of sexual development
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Dr. Anna Rita Rossi
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Department of Biology and Biotechnology "C. Darwin", Sapienza University of Rome, via Borelli 50, 00161 Roma, Italy
Interests: fish; phylogenetics; conservation biology; population genetics; cytogenetics; evolutionary biology
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Dr. Samantha A. Brooks
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Brooks Equine Genetic Lab., Department of Animal Science, Genetic Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: genomics; genome structure; neurological traits; animal genetics; gene expression
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Special Issue in Genes: Coat Color Genetics
Special Issue in Genes: Camelid Genomics
Special Issue in Genes: Behavioral Genetics
Dr. Bart Pannebakker
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Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, 6708 PB, The Netherlands
Interests: molecular ecology; evolution; population genetics; ecological genomics; insects; life-history; biological control
Dr. Michael J. Palladino
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Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Interests: mouse and drosophila genetics; neurodegeneration; metabolism; glycolysis; mitochondrial disease
Dr. Jiuzhou Song
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, Maryland, MD 20742, USA
Interests: animal genetics; statistical genomics; epigenetics; quantitative traits of livestock
Prof. Dr. Scott Pratt
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Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: microRNA; reproduction; gene expression; exosomes; genetics
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Eleftherianos
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Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Interests: infection; immunity; symbiosis; host defense
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Dr. W. Allan King
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Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
Interests: chromosomes; cytogenetics ; domestic animals; reproduction; embryo
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Dr. William J. Murphy
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Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: comparative genomics; phylogenomics; mammals; felid evolution; hybridization
Dr. Shawn Burgess
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Translational and Functional Genomics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892-8004, USA
Interests: genetics; genomics; zebrafish; regeneration; hearing; development
Dr. Hirohide Uenishi
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Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), 1-2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8634, Japan
Interests: pig; immunogenetics; genomics; polymorphisms; bioinformatics; pattern recognition receptors; T cell receptors; major histocompatibility complex
Dr. Cristina Olivo
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Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, INIA, Madrid, 28040, Spain
Interests: animal breeding; genomics; transcriptomics; nutrigenomics; developmental programming
Dr. Cynthia Bradham
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Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: dorsal-ventral specification; pattern formation; signal transduction; cell migration; diversification; ECM; bioelectricity; biomineralization; systems biology; sea urchin
Prof. Dr. Jean-Lou Justine
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ISYEB, Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris 75005, France
Interests: barcoding; phylogeny; parasites; platyhelminthes; systematics
Prof. Dr. Samuel Martin
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School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2TZ, UK
Interests: fish immunology; transcriptomics; nutrition; gene expression; fish physiology
Prof. Dr. Jae Yong Han
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Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Center for Avian Germ Cell Modulation and Cloning, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: avian model; avian transgenesis; genome editing; primordial germ cell
Dr. Eric Barrey
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Genetique Animale et Biologie Intégrative, Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France
Interests: equine genetics; equine genomics; muscular transcripts; mitochondrial genome; mtDNA; mitochondrial non-coding RNA; mitochondrial miRNA
Dr. Ingrid Olesen
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Department of Production Biology, Nofima, Aas 1431, Norway
Interests: animal and aquaculture breeding and genetics; ethical; legal and social aspects of genetic resources; disease genetics; animal welfare; climate adaptation
Dr. Federico G. Hoffmann
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Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Box 9655, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
Interests: transposon; mobile DNA; evolution; genomics; genome defense
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Ajmone-Marsan
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Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, 29122, Italy
Interests: livestock; biodiversity; genomics; epigenomics; breeding
Dr. Cristian Cañestro
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Departament of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics, Universitat de Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: EvoDevo; gene Loss; comparative genomics; evolution of Chordates, Urochordate/Tunicate, Appendicularian/Larvacean
Prof. Dr. Miloš Macholán
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1. Laboratory of Mammalian Evolutionary Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Veveří 97, Brno, 602 00, Czech Republic
2. Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Kotlářská 2, 611 37, Czech Republic
Interests: hybrid zones; population genetics; speciation; small mammals; phylogeography
Prof. Dr. Pedro Lorite
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Department of Experimental Biology, University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain
Interests: insect cytogenetics; repetitive DNA; satellite DNA; transposable elements
Prof. Dr. Ino Curik
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Department of Animal Science, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: inbreeding and inbreeding depression; effective population size; utilization of mitogenome in animal breeding; detection of selection; archaeogenomics of domestic animals; coat color inheritance
Dr. Manuel Vera Rodríguez
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Department of Zoology, Genetics and Physical Anthropology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain
Interests: population genetics; evolution, genomics; phylogenetics; conservation of natural resources; fish evolution; mollusc evolution
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Dr. Ivan Gomez-Mestre
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Ecology, Evolution and Development Group, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC, Avda. Americo Vespucio 26, Seville 41092, Spain
Interests: developmental plasticity; transcriptomics; stress physiology; environmentally-induced gene expression analysis; life-history evolution; amphibians
Prof. Dr. Benjamin N. Sacks
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Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616-8744, USA
Interests: canine population genetics; ecological genetics; evolutionary genetics; conservation genetics
Dr. Brenda Mae Murdoch
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Department of Animal Veterinary and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2330, USA
Interests: livestock; genomics; epigenetics; recombination; prion disease; cytogenetics
Dr. Giovanni Amori
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche—Istituto di Ricerca Sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri, Viale dell’Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: phylogeography; ecology; areography; systematics; taxonomy; evolution; conservation of mammals
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Dr. Peer Berg
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1. Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, 8830, Tjele, Denmark
2. Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1432, Ås, Norway
Interests: poultry genomics; quantitative genetics; inbreeding in populations under selection; dog populations; breeding
Dr. Gabriella Lindgren
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Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: equine genetics; disease genetics; physical performance; breeding
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Special Issue in Genes: Equine Genetics
Prof. Dr. Ed Smith
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Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: avian genomes; bird; single nucleotide polymorphisms; chicken genomics and development; genome sequence; phenotypic variations; Turkey
Prof. Dr. Martien A. M. Groenen
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Animal Breeding and Genomics, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: genome evolution; animal genomics; comparative genomics; bioinformatics; Epigenetics; gene regulation
Dr. Annie Robic
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GenPhySE, (Toulouse University-INRA-ENVT), INRA campus of Castanet Tolosan, France
Interests: circular RNAs; genome annotation; structural mutants (duplication, deletion); male testicle function
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Dr. Joachim Altschmied
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Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: transcriptional regulation; aging; cardiovascular diseases; mitochondria
Dr. Emilia Bagnicka
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Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 05552 Jastrzebiec, Poland
Interests: dairy cattle; dairy goats; quantitative genetics; molecular genetics; genomics; epigenomics
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Prof. Dr. Juan-Jose Arranz
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Departamento de Producción Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana, León, Spain
Interests: genetics of milk production; genomic analysis in small dairy ruminants; detection of QTLs; mammary gland transcriptome analysis
Prof. Dr. Trine Bilde
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Department of Bioscience Aarhus University Ny Munkegade 116 DK - 8000 Århus C, Denmark
Interests: evolutionary biology; ecological genomics; population genetics; adaptation; adaptive sources of variation
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Chillemi
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Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF), University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: animal genomics; transcriptomics; bioinformatics; in silico protein modeling; ancient DNA
Prof. Dr. Elena Ciani
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Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: population genetics and genomics; conservation genetics; phylogeographic studies; molecular characterization of genetic loci; livestock species; ancient DNA
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Dr. Tom Goldammer
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Institute of Genome Biology, Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: fish genomics; transcriptomics; chromosomes/cytogenetics; genetics and genomics of fish adaptation plasticity; adaptive immune defense; welfare in aquaculture
Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Graphodatsky
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Department of the Diversity and Evolution of Genomes, Laboratory of Animal Cytogenetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: mammals and vertabrates diversityd; chromosomes and genomes evolution; ancient DNA; domestication
Prof. Dr. Heidi C. Hauffe
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Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Centre for Research and Innovation, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Via E. Mach 1, 38010 S. Michele all'Adige, TN, Italy
Interests: biodiversity loss and gain; speciation; rodent-borne viruses; conservation genetics of alpine species
Dr. Antonio José Piantino Ferreira
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Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Orlando M. Paiva, 87, CEP 05508-270 São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: enterobacterial research in birds; broiler chickens; genome; avian diseases; avian pathology
Prof. Dr. John H. Postlethwait
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Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
Interests: fish genomics; gene duplication; genome evolution; developmental genetics; embryology; Antarctic biology; reproductive biology
Prof. Dr. Robert N. Kelsh
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Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK
Interests: neural crest (stem) cells; peripheral nervous system; pigment cells, pigment cell diversity and pigment cell evolution; gene regulatory networks; diseases of the neural crest (neurocristopathies); pigment pattern formation; mathematical modelling
Prof. Dr. Wayne Knibb
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GeneCology Research Centre, University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556, Australia
Interests: genetic fish improvement; genetics breeding; genetic diversity; marine invertebrates
Prof. Dr. Tosso Leeb
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Institute of Genetics, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: veterinary genetics; domestic animals; mammals; skin (dermatology); coat colour; mendelian traits
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Dr. Stephanie McKay
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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Interests: animal genomics; epigenetics; epigenomics; DNA methylation
Prof. Dr. Luis Varona
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Department of Anatomy, Embryology and Animal Genetics, School of Veterinary Science, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: animal breeding; genetics; Bayesian methods; quantitative genetics; genomic selection
Dr. Brenda Oppert
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USDA Agricultural Research Service, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
Interests: insect functional genomics; gene expression; genome sequencing; Bacillus thuringienses mode of action; insecticide resistance
Dr. James Mickelson
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College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
Interests: animal genetics; genomics and biochemistry
Dr. Nathalie Bissonnette
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Research and Developent Center of Sherbrooke, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Interests: animal genetics; bovine genomics; epigenetics; innate immune system; disease resistance; immune tolerance; paratuberculosis; mycobacteria
Prof. Dr. Terje Raudsepp
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Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4458, USA
Interests: animal molecular cytogenetics; animal genomics; genomics of reproduction; disease genomics
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Prof. Dr. Jeremy B. Searle
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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: evolution; small mammals; speciation; phylogeography; archaeogenetics
Dr. Jacqueline Smith
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The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute Easter Bush Campus, The University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Edinburgh EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: avian genomics; chickens; host responses to infection; disease resistance; avian influenza; Marek’s Disease; environmental adaptation
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Dr. Raquel Vasconcelos
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Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Interests: conservation genetics; herpetology; islands; biogeography; systematics; ecological modelling
Prof. Dr. Kent M. Reed
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Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
Interests: biotechnology; genomics; evolutionary biology; molecular biology
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Dr. Brynn H. Voy
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College of Arts & Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: broilers; adipose and muscle development; dietary fatty acids
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Wimmers
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Institute of Genome, Biology, Genomics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: animal genomics; transcriptome; epigenome; animal health; animal welfare
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Prof. Dr. Huaijun Zhou
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Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: immunogenetics; molecular genetics; functional genomics; bioinformatics; host-pathogen interaction; avian influenza virus; Newcastle disease virus; Salmonella; conserved regulatory elements of livestock; RNA-seq; ChIP-seq; DNA methylation; DNase-seq
Dr. Huitong Zhou
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Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
Interests: animal genetics; sheep; genetic variation; gene-marker technology; PCR-based diagnostics
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