Flavio Schenkel

University of Guelph
Ontario Agricultural College
Department of Animal Biosciences
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About Me

Dr. Schenkel is a Full Professor with research interests ranging from theoretical to applied genetics and genomics in livestock breeding. Current research focuses on the use of genomic information to enhance genetic evaluation of livestock species with emphasis on genomic selection. His research program is supported by industry and governmental funds, including various funding agencies. Since 2006, he is a member of influential industry boards in Canada, including the DairyGen Council of Canadian Dairy Network and the Dairy Cattle Genetic Evaluation Board.

Dr. Schenkel was a professor at a Federal University in Brazil from 1993 to 2000, and a Research Associate at University of Guelph from 2000 until he became an Assistant Professor in 2005, an Associate Professor with tenure in 2009 and a Full Professor in 2014. Since November 2013, Dr. Schenkel is the Director of the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock (CGIL). In his scientific career, Dr. Schenkel published over 160 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has contributed to formation of  many highly qualified personnel, including 17 PDFs and 19 graduate students. Dr. Schenkel also serves on several international journal editorial boards and maintains active research collaboration with researchers in Brazil and other few countries.

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