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Midian Nascimento Dos Santos Awarded the First Aviagen Poultry Genetics Scholarship

Midian Nascimento Dos Santos, a Ph.D candidate under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Torrey, has been awarded the 2018 Aviagen Poultry Genetics Scholarship, Aviagen's first scholarship in cooperation with the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC). Midian's research is focused on evaluating the use of broiler chickens with slower growing genotypes as a means to improve animal welfare and facilitate sustainable poultry production.

February Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences conducts outstanding research in the areas of nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science. The following is a list of journal articles published from members of the Department of Animal Biosciences in the month of February-have a read!

 

Filippo Miglior Joins Ontario Genomics

Dr. Filippo Miglior has joined Ontario Genomics as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Sector Innovation and Programs. Dr. Miglior will continue to serve as Adjunct and Associated Faculty in the department, a role he has held since since 2004. Prior to Ontaro Genomics, Dr. Miglior was the Chief, Research and Strategic Development at the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN).

Mehdi Sargolzaei Hired as Director of Genetic Research and Technology at Select Sires

Mehdi Sargolzaei has recently been hired as the Director of Genetic Research and Technology at Select Sires, an industry leader in providing superior dairy genetics and reproductive management solutions. Dr. Sargolzaei has been an Adjunct and Associated Graduate Faculty member in the Department of Animal Biosciences for over 10 years and will continue in this role to carry out research projects and advise students in addition to his new appointment.

January Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences continues to generate outstanding research in the areas of nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science. The following is a list of  journal articles published in the month of January-have a read!

December Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences is renowned for research programs in nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science.  The following is a list of peer-reviewd publications from members of ABSc for the month of December including those now in print as well as newly accepted articles available online ahead of print (Epub).

Grab a coffee and read what ABSc has been up to!

VICE interview with Dr. Christine Baes

A team from VICE ventured out to the Elora Research Station to interview Associate Professor Christine Baes of the Department of Animal Biosciences. Dr. Baes discussed one aspect of the Efficient Dairy Genome Project, and how it may help to reduce methane emissions and lessen the impact of the dairy industry on the environment. Field technician Gail Ritchie was also interviewed and discussed the ins and outs of methane testing.

November Journal Articles from Animal Biosciences

The Department of Animal Biosciences is highly regarded for its active research programs in nutrition, nutrition modelling, physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, welfare and behavior, breeding, genetics and meat science.  The following is a list of peer-reviewd publications from members of ABSc for the month of November including those now in print as well as newly accepted articles available online ahead of print (Epub).

Have a read to see what ABSc is up to!

Prof Talks Turkey Breeding in The Atlantic

Prof. Christine Baes was interviewed in The Atlantic about breeding tastier, healthier, happier turkeys. The interview touches on the work she is doing together with Dr. Ben Wood, Prof. Alexandra Harlander (Animal Biosciences) , Prof. Shai Barbut (Food Science), and a number of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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