Seminar - Dr. Manuel Juárez, Livestock Phenomics, AAFC Lacombe Research & Development Centre

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Food Science building - lecture room 128


Food Science Department Seminar

Title: Introduction into Livestock Phenomics


Dr. Manuel Juárez 
Livestock Phenomics Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe Research & Development Centre 

Dr. Manuel Juárez completed his Ph.D. in Animal Production at the University of Seville (Spain) in 2007. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Juárez completed an MBA and a MVSc at the University of Cordoba. Dr. Juárez has worked as a production manager in Finland, in research labs in Italy and Ireland, and developing meat quality brands in Spain. Nowadays, Dr. Juárez coordinates the Livestock Phenomics program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lacombe Research and Development Centre, linking livestock genomics and phenotypic research focused on meat production. Dr. Juárez applies a holistic approach to evaluate the interactions between genetic and environmental factors, being able to quantify their contribution on animal performance, carcass and meat quality traits. His goal is the optimization of livestock production systems to maximize profitability while maintaining or enhancing carcass and meat quality. Dr. Juárez has published 100+ research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as numerous extensions papers, conference contributions and book chapters

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