CGIL Seminar W2023- Dr. Dirk-Jan de Koning

Date and Time


Online via Microsoft Teams


Dr. Dirk-Jan de Koningprofessor in Animal Breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, will present a seminar on Friday January 27th, 2023. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: "Genetics of bone health in laying hens: what you measure or where you measure it?".

Speaker Biography:
Dr. de Koning has been a professor in the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) since 2010. He has had academic leadership roles, including the Head of Section, Deputy Head of Department, Vice Dean, and currently Deputy Dean. His main interest is to dissect the genetic basis of variation in complex traits and apply this information to breeding programs. His research covers traditional livestock species as well as excursions to fish, mice, and plants. The focus of his research includes health traits, such as bone health in laying hens, Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle, and African Swine Fever in pigs.

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