Dr. Gordon Vander Voort
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Dr. Gordon Vander Voort, a geneticist at BIO and CGIL industry collaborator, will present the CGIL Seminar on Friday, December 1st. The seminar will begin at 1:30 pm in room 141 of the Animal Science & Nutrition building. The title of his presentation is: "Challenges of Producer Generated Data".
Dr. Gordon Vander Voort completed his M.Sc. research at the University of Guelph studying the economic evaluation of dairy progeny test schemes. After completion in 1995, he worked as a research associate at CGIL on projects including development of multi-breed genetic evaluation programs for the Ontario Sheep Flock Improvement Program with Jim Wilton and analysis of Ontario Pork Carcass Appraisal Project data to estimate variance components and develop selection indexes with John Gibson and Andy Robinson. His Ph.D. research, completed in 2004 at the University of Guelph, was in the development of multivariate statistical techniques for the detection of quantitative trait loci affecting economically important traits in dairy cattle using microsatellite markers. Following the completion of his Ph.D., Gord again worked as a research associate in the Animal Science Department at Guelph in the areas of swine nutrition modeling and genomic analysis in beef, fish and swine with Kees deLange, Steve Miller and Andy Robinson. Gord started working as a geneticist with BIO in 2015, his main focus is on the genetic evaluation of beef cattle and meat goats.
As usual, this seminar will be remotely available via Fuze. Please let me know if you require further instruction on how to connect to Fuze. Following the presentation, a recording will be available for those unable to attend.
Have a great week!
Erin Massender (email@example.com)
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