CGIL Seminar: "Defining the impact of host genetics on the rumen microbiome, where we are?"

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ANNU 141

Dr. Leluo Guan
Dr. Leluo Guan


Dr. Leluo Guan, a Professor at the University of Alberta, will present a CGIL Seminar on Friday, February 7th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM in room 141 of the Animal Science & Nutrition building.

Dr. Guan is currently a Professor at the University of Alberta in the area of functional genomics. She obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Kyoto University of Japan, and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of functional genomics, molecular biology, and microbial ecology. Her main areas of research include; elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of host-microbial interactions and host gene expression using a functional genomics approach, the association between gut microbial ecology and feed efficiency, methane emission and gut immunity development in beef and dairy cattle, and the study of the bovine transcriptome, proteome, and non-coding microRNAs and their roles in economically important traits. Her lab has been the first to link the ruminal microbial structure with variation in feed intake, feed efficiency processes, and methane emission. She has also been one of the leading researchers to study the microbial colonization during early life of dairy calves and its impact on long terms animal health. To date, Dr. Guan has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and is currently supervising 3 PDFs, 5 Ph.D. and 4 M.Sc. students.

The Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock welcomes all interested University of Guelph staff, faculty, students, as well as industry and academic collaborators to attend our CGIL Seminars, which are held on Friday afternoons throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. The meetings are always available remotely via Fuze, for those unable to attend in person, and presentation recordings may also be available after the seminar. Please let us know if you need further instructions on how to connect to Fuze or view available webinar recordings.  


Have a great week!


Erin Massender and Kerry Houlahan

CGIL Seminar Coordinators,
Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, 
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

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