CGIL Seminar: "The Study of Egg Production Traits in Turkeys"

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ANNU 141


Dr. Hakimeh Emamgholi Begli, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in CGIL will present a CGIL Seminar on Friday, November 8th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM in room 141 of the Animal Science & Nutrition building.

Hakimeh completed her Master's degree in animal breeding focusing on the estimation of genetic parameters for economic traits and polymorphisms of Prolactin and PEPCK-C genes in native fowl.  Following her Master's degree, she continued to work at the hatchery company as a production and statistics expert in Iran, while also working as a researcher at the Animal Science Institute. She completed her PhD at Tarbiat Modares University in Iran, focusing on the “Genetic analysis of feed efficiency in poultry”. During her PhD, she was a visiting student and research assistant at Aarhus University in Denmark. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Ben Wood at the University of Guelph, where she is working on random regression ssGBLUP methodology to estimate variance components in a female line of turkeys. Furthermore, her studies involve developing statistical models, gene ontology, pathway analysis and beak shape data analysis in turkeys.

The Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock welcomes all interested University of Guelph staff, faculty, students, as well as industry and academic collaborators to attend our CGIL Seminars, which are held on Friday afternoons throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. The meetings are always available remotely via Fuze, for those unable to attend in person, and presentation recordings may also be available after the seminar. Please let me know if you need further instruction on how to connect to Fuze or view available webinar recordings.  


Have a great week!


Erin Massender and Kerry Houlahan

CGIL Seminar Coordinators,
Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, 
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

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