CGIL Seminar W2020- Dr. Gerson Oliveira

Date and Time


ANNU 141 



Dr. Gerson Oliveira, a post-doctoral researcher in the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, will present the first CGIL Seminar of the Winter semester on Friday, January 17th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM in room 141 of the Animal Science & Nutrition building. The title of the presentation is: “Fine mapping of genomic regions associated with female fertility”.

If you wish to attend this seminar remotely, please view the instructions for connecting to Fuze or join the meeting online by clicking here. It is recommended that you check for updates to the Fuze client before joining each seminar. Please connect at least five minutes before the meeting if you plan to do so. For those with the Fuze client installed, which is the preferred method of connection, the meeting ID is 316-25-830. Please mute your microphone and turn off your camera for the presentation itself. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to speak to the room.

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Gerson Oliveira has a veterinary degree from the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil. During his undergraduate program he worked for four years visiting and learning the needs of various dairy farms in Brazil. After graduating from his undergraduate program, he spent a year and a half working as a veterinarian, working in the areas of reproduction, health and management of livestock farms. He then decided to go back to school and pursued a M.Sc. at the University of São Paulo, with a project focused on the use of phantom parents. Following his M.Sc. he was offered a PhD position on an international project, “GIFT: genomic improvement of fertilization traits in Danish and Brazilian cattle”. During his PhD he had the opportunity to study for one year at Iowa State University under Dr. Dorian Garrick, and spent one month at the University of Copenhagen working with Dr. Haja Kadarmideen. Upon the completion of his PhD, he obtained a position with CRV Brazil, working as a Genomic Supervisor for almost two years. Currently, Dr. Oliveira is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Guelph working with Dr. Christine Baes, where he is responsible for the Dairy Research Cluster project entitled “Understanding the impact of cutting-edge genomic technologies and novel phenotypes on breeding strategies for optimum sustainable genetic progress in Canadian dairy cattle”.


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