2016 Arthur B. Chapman Lectures in Animal Breeding and Genetics
The 2016 Arthur B. Chapman Lectures in Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be presented on April 25 (Monday) and April 26 (Tuesday), 2016 by Professor Michael Goddard.
Prof. Michael Goddard graduated in Veterinary Science and received his PhD for research on the genetics of guide dogs for the blind, both from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked at James Cook University and the University of New England and is currently Professorial Fellow in Animal Genetics at the University of Melbourne. His research has been in the genetic improvement of livestock especially dairy and beef cattle. In 2001 he was a co-author on the first paper (Meuwissen et al., Genetics) to describe how to estimate breeding values using a genome-wide panel of DNA markers to (genomic selection). Genomic selection has now been widely adopted in livestock and crops. In 2010 he was a co-author on a paper (Yang et al) that found that when the variance was estimated using all SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) simultaneously, most of the "missing heritability" in complex traits of humans was explained. Prof. Goddard is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Society (London), and the recipient of the 2016 Carty Award of the USA National Academy of Sciences.
April 25 (Monday)
8:50 a.m., Room 212, Animal Science Building
"Finding genes for complex traits"
April 26 (Tuesday)
12:05 p.m., Room 209, Animal Science Building