CGIL Seminar: Improving livestock welfare through integration of genomics and complementary data sources

Date and Time


Microsoft Teams

Dr. Luiz Brito
Dr. Luiz Brito


Good Morning CGIL, 

We are very pleased to have Dr. Luiz Brito, an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics at Perdue University, present a CGIL Seminar on Friday November 27th, 2020. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “Improving livestock welfare through integration of genomics and complementary data sources”.

To join this seminar, please ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application to your computer, or join the meeting online by using the web browser version of Microsoft Teams. Please join the meeting with your microphone on mute and camera turned off. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to ask a question. Alternatively, should you wish to pose your question in the chat function, it will be monitored and asked to the presenter. 

Connection information for the meeting has been sent via a Calendar invitation, additionally the meeting can be found at the link below.


Speaker Biography:
Dr. Luiz Brito earned a B.Sc. in Animal Science and a M.Sc. in Genetics and Animal Breeding from the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil. His passion for livestock genetic improvement led him into further education by obtaining a PhD degree in Quantitative Genetics and Genomics in the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock (CGIL) at the University of Guelph, under the supervision of Dr. Flavio Schenkel. During his PhD, Luiz worked on genetic and genomic studies in dairy goats and meat sheep and part of his research was developed at the Invermay Agricultural Centre (AgResearch) in New Zealand. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 2016, Luiz did a 2-year post-doc at the University of Guelph under the mentorship of Dr. Filippo Miglior and Dr. Flavio Schenkel. In August 2018, he joined the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University (Indiana, USA) as an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics. Luiz also holds an Adjunct Faculty position at CGIL since September 2018. At Purdue University, Dr. Brito’s research program is mainly focusing on: 1) the integration of multiple data sources (large-scale and high-throughput phenotypes and omics-derived datasets) to reveal the genetic basis underlying the phenotypic variability in livestock behavior, welfare, and overall resilience; and, 2) the development of selection methods and approaches to enable efficient incorporation of these traits into livestock breeding programs, while maintaining enough populational genetic diversity.

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