Chair
Jordi Estelle
INRAE
Jouy-en-Josas, France

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Co-Chair
Oscar Gonzalez-Recio
INIA
Madrid, Spain

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Dr González-Recio completed his PhD in animal breeding in 2006 from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, receiving an outstanding PhD thesis award in 2007. Then, he spent his post-doctoral period in the University of Wisconsin, working on statistical modelling of genomic information on complex phenotypes. In 2013, he worked on Feed Efficiency and Fertility as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Victoria, Australia). In 2015, he moved to INIA where his most recent research projects include the selection of feed efficiency and lower methane emissions to breed more productive livestock that provide more food for human consumption with a reduced use of raw material and lower environmental and land footprint. The role of the microbiome in the sustainability of animal husbandry and the use of metagenomic information in animal breeding has got much of his research interest. He has faced the microbiome studies from an amplicon as well as from a whole metagenome approaches, with emphasis on incorporating long reads in the metagenomic analyses, and considering the animal and its microbiome as a holobiont. Dr. González-Recio emphasizes the importance of phenotypes and recording schemes to maximise the success of breeding programs, as well as to improve any inference or prediction to be made for a better understanding of genetics and biology. Oscar is also associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, teaching population and quantitative genetics, breeding programs, genomic selection, statistical genetics, and biocomputation. He also participates in international courses as an invited lecturer.

Member
Peter Karlskov-Mortensen
University of Copenhagen
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Member
Farai Muchadeyi
Agricultural Research Council
Ondestepoort, South Africa

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Member
Suzanne Rowe
AgResearch Limited
Mosgiel, New Zealand

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

Member
Michael Watson
Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Term of service (1st, 2021-2025)

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