CGIL Seminar - "Implementing genomic selection programs for heat stress tolerance in Livestock"

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Microsoft Teams

Dr. Breno Fregomeni
Dr. Breno Fregomeni


Good afternoon CGIL,

This week we are happy to have Dr. Breno Fregomeni, assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, presenting for us on Friday, November 17th, 2023. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: "Implementing genomic selection programs for heat stress tolerance in Livestock".

Speaker Biography: Dr. Breno Fragomeni has been an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut since 2018. He is specialized in genomic prediction, with a focus on the prediction of complex traits related to heat stress tolerance, welfare, disease resistance, behaviour, and production. In addition to that, his research focuses on investigating genomic aspects underlying such complex traits, with the overarching goal of improving the quality of genome-wide association studies, or at least understanding its limitations. His lab has experience with several species, including dairy and beef cattle, shrimp, rainbow trout, swine, and dogs, among others. When he is not teaching, 'running BLUP', or writing FORTRAN scripts, he likes to spend time with his daughters, a 7-year-old and the 18-month-old twin girls.

Information to attend: 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 the 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 by the presenter.

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Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Samla Cunha and Kristin Lee

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