TUESDAY 3 MAY 2011
Sebel Albert Park - Grand Ballroom
|Session 1: The Technology
Chair: Professor Robin Batterham AO FREng FAA FTSE, President and Chair - Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; Former Chief Scientist of Australia
|8:15||Welcome to Country and Opening|
|8:45||Uses of genomics in livestock agriculture.
Professor Michael Goddard. University of Melbourne and Department of Primary Industries, Victoria.
|9:15||The use of SNP chips for selection of dairy cattle.
Dr Curt Van Tassell. USDA-ARS Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory/Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA.
|9:45||The role of sequencing in livestock breeding.
John McEwan. AgResearch Invermay, New Zealand.
|Session 2: Finding Genes for Economically Important Traits
Session kindly sponsored by CSIRO
Chair: Professor Alan Bell, CSIRO Livestock Industries, Brisbane
|10:45||QTN modulating the transcription rate of a chromosome domain encompassing PLAG1 control bovine stature
Professor Michel Georges. GIGA-Research & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium
|11:15.||Chicks and SNPs - an entrée into identifying genes conferring disease resistance in chicken.
Dr Hans Cheng. USDA-ARS - Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory USDA, MI, USA.
|11:45||Dissecting the genetics underlying reproduction rate in tropically adapted beef cattle.
Dr. Rachel Hawken. CSIRO Livestock Industries.
|12:00||Patterns of Genetic Variation and Signatures of Selection in the Sheep Genome.
Dr. James Kijas. CSIRO Livestock Industries.
|Session 3: Applications of Genomics
Chair: Dr Chris Anderson, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne
|1:15||How accurate can we make genomic selection?
Professor Theo Meuwissen. Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
|1:45||How Ireland is Capturing the Benefits of Genomic Selection in its Cattle Population
Dr Brian Wickham. Irish Cattle Breeding Federation Society
|2:15||Genome sequencing of African and Indicine cattle for SNP development
Dr Bill Barendse. CSIRO Livestock Industries
Finding genes for economically important traits: Brahman cattle puberty
Marina Fortes, Beef CRC
The accuracy of genomic prediction when using information from distantly related animals
Sam Clark, Sheep CRC
Identifying pathways significant for milk production traits in livestock
Lesley-ann Gray, Dairy CRC
|Session 4: Uses of Genomics in Livestock
Chair: Professor Ben Cocks, Research Director, Biosciences Research Division, VDPI
|3:15||The use of genomics in the management of livestock.
Professor Brian Kinghorn. University of New England, Australia.
|3:45||Application of livestock genome technologies for genetic improvement in the developing world
Professor John Gibson. University of New England, Australia.
|4:15||Designing dairy cattle breeding schemes under genomic selection - a review of international research.
Dr. Jennie Pryce. Department of Primary industries, Victoria, Australia.
|4:45||Close Day 1 Sessions|
|7:00 - 11:00||"The Angus Society of Australia - Certified Australian Angus Beef Dinner"
Olympic Room, Melbourne Cricket Grounds
Buses depart from the Sebel Hotel Foyer from 6.00 pm