Unleashing the Future: Animal Science's Journey at the International Society of Animal Genetics Congress 2023

Posted on July 06, 2023

Postgraduate students in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Chantelle Croucamp and Danielle Alberts, and postdoctorate student, Dr. Simon Lashmar, with the Head of Department of the Department of Animal Science, Prof. Este van Marle-Koster, recenty attended the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) 2023 congress in Cape Town, South Africa. 

ISAG encourage the study of genetically influenced characters of animal tissues and fluids and supports the exchange of academic information among researchers. Animal breeding and genetics is a crucial part of the animal science industry and our department is proud to contribute in this way!

  • Chantelle Croucamp's presentation was titled 'Genomic differentiation within the South African Hereford reference population' with Prof. Este van Marle-Koster as co-author.
  • Danielle Alberts' presentation was titled 'A genomic characterisation of the SA Bonsmara breed using the Bovine-HD 777K array' with Dr. Simon Lashmar and Prof. Este van Marle-Koster as co-authors.
  • Dr. Simon Lashmar's was titled 'Autozygous regions, inbreeding, and effective population size in South African Afrikaner cattle' with Prof. Este van Marle-Koster as co-author.

Thank you to ISAG for this incredible oppurtunity!


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