Dr. Christine Baes, PhD, MSc
Canada Research Chair in Livestock Genomics
Semex – Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) – Holstein Canada Professorship in Dairy Genomics
Professor at the Ontario Agricultural College, Department of Animal Biosciences
In 2008, Dr. Baes completed her PhD thesis on fine-mapping quantitative trait loci for somatic cell score in German Holsteins at the Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals and the Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel. She has since been involved in various industry-lanced large-scale breeding projects in various species, the most recent of which was a next-generation sequencing project in collaboration with Qualitas AG and the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Dr. Baes strives to bridge the gap between cutting edge science and practical application of new knowledge. Dr. Baes has extensive experience in both quantitative genetics and statistical genomics as it relates to genetic and genomic evaluation of livestock. She works with large data (SNP chip data as well as NGS data), and her programming experience includes FORTRAN, R, Unix, and other languages. Dr. Baes took up the Semex – Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) – Holstein Canada Professorship in Dairy Genomics as an Assistant Professor in June 2015.