Chair
Jiansheng Qiu
Neogen Genomics
Lincoln, NE United States

Term of service (2nd, 2021-2025)

Jiansheng Qiu received a PhD in quantitative genetics and completed postdoctoral research in molecular biology at Auburn University, where he was later hired as a research fellow and a graduate faculty member. He was a senior scientist at LI-COR Biosciences for three years before he joined GeneSeek as director of genomic services in 2001. He currently is the director of quality systems at Neogen Genomics, USA. Qiu has 30 years of research experience in molecular marker development and assay designs in various species specially cattle. He is currently the chair of the ISAG Cattle Molecular Marker and Parentage Testing Committee and a member of the ISAG Applied Genetics of Companion Animals Committee. He is also a member of the ICAR DNA working group and a member of the Life Sciences Advisory Committee of the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation. Qiu has substantial knowledge and experience in managing quality control and quality assurance per ISO17025 and CLIA guidelines.

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Rosina Fossati
Genexa
Montevideo, Uruguay

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Rosina Fossati is a co-founder of Genexa. Genexa is a molecular genetics service provider laboratory in Uruguay, South America. The laboratory works in the following three main sectors: animal, vegetal, and food industry. Fossati is a biologist and has a postgraduate certificate in animal science from UC Davis.

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Guillermo Giovambattista
Universidad Nacional De La Plata
La Plata, Argentina

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Guillermo Giovambattista has a PhD in natural science from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Giovambattista is chair of the ISAG AnimaI Forensic Genetics and a member of the ISAG Equine Genetics and Thoroughbred Parentage Testing Committee. He is currently a professor of genetics and animal forensic genetics at the National University of La Plata, Argentina.

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Emiliano Lasagna
University of Perugia
Perugia, Italy

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Emiliano Lasagna graduated in animal sciences from the University of Perugia, Italy, and earned his PhD in animal genetic resources at the University of Padova, Italy. He has more than 20 years of research experience in animal breeding and genetics. His field of study involves genetic characterization (microsatellites and SNPs) of Italian and European sheep breeds and the double-muscling phenomenon (myostatin gene) in the Marchigiana beef cattle breed. In recent years he has started to study genetic characterization by molecular markers (microsatellites and SNPs) in autochthonous chicken breeds. Currently he is collaborating on a project that aims to study the genes involved in environmental stress tolerance and resistance to climate change. His laboratory was the duty laboratory for the 2018–2019 ISAG Pigs CT and the 2020–2021 ISAG Cattle CT. He is a member of several scientific associations, including ISAG, WPSA, and ASPA.

Member
Marcela Martinez
Laboratorio De Genetica AplicadaSociedad Rural Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023)

Marcela Martinez is a biochemist with doctorates in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University of La Plata and University of San Martin, respectively. Since 2004, Martinez has been working in a service laboratory aimed to livestock and companion animals, genotyping for both parentage and genetic disease testing. She has also been teaching at the genetics department of the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires. She has been a member of the Cattle Molecular Markers and Parentage Testing Committee, the Applied Genetics and Genomics in other Species of Economic Interest, and Chair of the Equine Genetics and Thoroughbred Parentage Testing Standardization Committee.

Member
Yoshiyuki Miyazaki
Livestock Improvement Association of Japan, Inc
Gunma, Japan

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Yoshiyuki Miyazaki has a MS in agriculture from Hiroshima University, 14 years of experience in STR parentage verification, and 8 years of experience in SNP parentage verification. Miyazaki has following work experience:
• Livestock Improvement Association of Japan, Inc. (July 2021 – present)
• Deputy Section Chief, Section of Cattle DNA Typing (April 2019 – present)
• Senior Staff, Section of Cattle DNA Typing (April 2014 – March 2019)
• Researcher, Section of Cattle DNA Typing (April 2007 – March 2014)
• Researcher, Section of Cattle Genetic Analysis (April 2005 – March 2007)

Member
Laura Raagaard Nielsen
Eurofins Genomics Europe Genotyping Denmark A/S
Galten, Denmark

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023)

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