CGIL Seminar: "Tracking signals of positive selection in cattle genome"

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Microsoft Teams

Dr. Diercles Cardoso


Dr. Diercles Cardosa, a Post-Doctoral Researcher in CGIL will present a virtual CGIL Seminar on Friday, October 23rd. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM via Microsoft Teams.


Speaker Biography:

Diercles is a Brazilian, born in Minas Gerais state. He went to college at the University of Marilia in Sao Paulo State and completed his B.Sc. degree in Animal Science in 2009. After that, he had a short experience collecting research data in a commercial Beef farm. Then he went to Sao Paulo State University, Jaboticabal campus, where he obtained the M.Sc (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) degrees in Animal Breeding and Genetics, and also completed one Postdoc (2019). His main research involved population genomics, scanning for signals of domestication and selection in the genome of domestic species. He worked as an invited researcher at Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany with Dr. Henner Simianer in 2015, and at CSIRO (Brisbane, Australia) with Dr. Antonio Reverter in 2018 and 2019. In January of 2020, he became a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph, working on the project "Precision fertility and resiliency phenotyping in dairy cattle” under the supervision of Dr. Christine Baes. 


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 will be held virtually for the semester via Microsoft Teams, and presentation recordings may also be available after the seminar for those unable to attend. Please let us know if you would like more information on connecting to Microsoft Teams.  


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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