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“Genomics innovation for the cattle industry"

Prof. José Fernando Garcia
Universidad Estatal de Sao Paulo,
Araçatuba (UNESP)

Graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo (1989), Master of Veterinary Science from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1992) and PhD in Animal Reproduction at the University of São Paulo (1995). Currently Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, having previously been professor at the University of São Paulo (1995- 1997) and a scientist at the Joint FAO / IAEA Programme in Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (2003 to 2005). Coordinates the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Animal Molecular Biology UNESP - Araçatuba, which integrates Collaborating Centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for Animal Genomics and Bioinformatics. Active in different fields of biotechnology, especially in themes related to: selection and breeding assisted by molecular markers in animal production and diagnosis of infectious and parasitic diseases in animals by the use of methods related to the analysis of DNA. In the context of technological innovation has participated over the last 20 years in the foundation of three biotechnology companies in Brazil, acting in the area of genomics applied to animals, plants and humans. He has extensive international experience in the field of Biotechnology, keeping active professional network through various technical visits, participation in conferences and professional activities abroad. Active member of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) and the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS). In Brazil, was Treasurer of the Brazilian Embryo Technology (SBTE) for two terms (96/97 and 98/99) and its President (2008/2010). In 2010 completed an MBA at Fundação Getulio Vargas - FGV in São Paulo, in the area of Strategic Management and Economic Affairs. Member of the National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) of the Ministry of Science and Technology during the biennium 2010/2011 and 2011/2012.


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