Chair
Juha Kantanen
Natural Resources Institute Finland
Jokioinen, Finland, Finland

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023, Reindeer)

Co-Chair
Catarina Ginja
CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, PT
Porto, Portugal

Term of service (2nd, 2021-2025, Cattle)

Catarina Ginja is the leader of the Archaeogenetics research group at CIBIO-InBIO, and an invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. She graduated in Zootechnical Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro-UTAD (2000) and obtained her MSc degree in Animal Science from the same university (2002). C Ginja completed a PhD degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the Technical University of Lisbon (2009). Following her research at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, she was invited to work as a Research Assistant at the University of California in Davis (2008-2010). In October 2010, C Ginja was awarded a Marie Curie grant to work at the Centre for Environmental Biology of Lisbon University and to launch an innovative archaeogenetics research. C Ginja is experienced in state-of-the-art technologies including the analysis of ancient genomes of domesticated animal species. She has a strong publication record in the field of population genetics and conservation of domestic animal genetic resources. In 2014, she was invited as chairperson and cattle representative of the FAO/ISAG Committee on Animal Genetic Diversity. She collaborates with Breeder Associations to define conservation and management measures.

Secretary
Paul Boettcher
FAO-AGAG
Rome, Italy

Term of service (Multiple, 2008-2023)

Member
Licia Colli
Universita Cattolica Del S. Cuore
Piacenza (PC), Italy

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023, Goat)

Member
Roy Costilla
AgResearch
Auckland, New Zealand

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023, Cattle Genomics)

Member
Richard Crooijmans
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen, Netherlands

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023, Pig)

Member
Jianlin Han
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Nairobi, Kenya

Term of service (Multiple, 2014-2023, Camelids and Yak)

Member
Satish Kumar
National Institute of Animal Biotechnology
Hyderabad, India

Term of service (2nd, 2019-2023, Water Buffalo)

Member
Johannes Lenstra
University of Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands

Term of service (Multiple, 2008-2023, Cattle Genetic Diversity)

Member
Sheila Ommeh
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Nairobi, Kenya

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023, Other Poultry Species)

Member
Jessica Petersen
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE United States

Term of service (2nd, 2021-2025, Horse)

Member
François Pompanon
Univ Grenoble Alpes
Grenoble, France

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023, Sheep)

Member
Axel Villalobos Cortes
IDIAP
PANAMA, Panama

Term of service (1st, 2019-2023)

Member
Steffen Weigend
Institute of Farm Animal Genetics (FLI)
Neustadt, Germany

Term of service (Multiple, 2008-2023, Chicken)

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