Speakers - Tuesday Morning
Professor Michael Goddard
Professorial Fellow in Animal Genetics, University of Melbourne and
Victorian Department of Primary Industries;
Chief Scientist - CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies; Dairy Futures CRC
Topic: Uses of Genomics in Livestock Agriculture
B.V.Sc. (Hons) University of Melbourne, 1972
Ph.D. University of Melbourne, 1977 Thesis: Genetic improvement of guide dogs for the blind.
Current and Recent Appointments
1999- Professorial Fellow in Animal Genetics, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, University of Melbourne and Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Bundoora.
2005- Chief Scientist, CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies.
1993-1998 Director, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, University of New England, Australia.
1999 Urrbrae award for contribution to Australian agriculture
2003 American Dairy Science Association, International Dairy Production Award.
2005 Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
2006-current Australian representative: World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.
2009 Honorary Doctorate, Norwegian University for Life Sciences As, Norway, 2009.
Keynote International Speaker
9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production Leipzig 2010; British Society for Animal Production (Hammond lecture) UK 2008; International Genetics Congress Berlin 2008; Kennedy Conference on Quantitative Genetics, Guelph 2008; Conference on Convergence of Genomics and the Land Grant Mission Purdue 2007; International Conference on Quantitative Genetics Hangzhou 2007; Agricultural Biotechnology International Congress Melbourne 2006; International Congress on Human Genetics Brisbane 2006; Genesis-Faraday Symposium on Genomics Edinburgh 2006; 5th and 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, France 2002 and Canada 1994; European Association for Animal Production Netherlands 2000; INTERBUL meeting Poland 1998; American Dairy Science Association USA 1992 and 1998.
Membership of Industry and Scientific Boards
Chairman, Genetics Committee, Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme; Member, Meat and Livestock Australia National Beef Genetics Advisory Committee; Member, INTERBUL Scientific Advisory Committee; Member, Editorial Board, Genetics Research