April 01, 2016

Foundation to sponsor symposium at JAM


March 31, 2016 – A day-long “Triennial Growth Symposium” is being planned for the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA), the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS). The symposium is sponsored by the ASAS Foundation

The 2016 JAM will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23.

Speakers who will be part of the Triennial Growth Symposium on July 23 include:

Dr. Brian Paul Dalrymple, CSIRO Agriculture Flagship (Australia), speaking on “Muscle gene expression patterns associated with differential intramuscular fat in cattle and markers for skeletal muscle growth rate and major cell types.”

Dr. Elke Albrecht, Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Institute for Muscle Biology and Growth (Germany), speaking on “Insight into intramuscular adipose tissue cellularity and early intramuscular progenitors in the bovine.”

Dr. Takafumi Gotoh, Kuju Agricultural Research Center, Kyushu University (Japan­), speaking on “Metabolic programming and intramuscular adipogenesis.”

Dr. Clinton Krehbiel, Oklahoma State University, speaking on “Growth and growth rate influences bovine intramuscular adipose tissue gene expression in a differential manner.”

Dr. Myunggi Baik, Seoul National University (Korea), speaking on “Molecular mechanisms regulating deposition of bovine intramuscular fat.”

Dr. Marcio S. Duarte, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brazil), speaking on “DFAT cells and their potential involvement in intramuscular adipogenesis.”

Dr. Joan Estany, University of Lleida (Spain), speaking on “Genetics and breeding for intramuscular fat and oleic acid content in pigs.”

Dr. Juan P. Steibel, Michigan State University, speaking on “Integration of multi-layered omics data to genome-wide association studies.”

Dr. Marcel Amills, University Autonomous of Barcelona (Spain), speaking on “The genetic landscape of intramuscular fat content and composition in pigs.”

Dr. Mike McMorris, Beef Improvement Ontario (BIO) (Canada), speaking on “Linking from the farm to the table: Beef producers want to benefit from innovations like genomics.”

Dr. Steve Smith, Texas A&M University, speaking on “Marbling: Management of cattle to maximize the deposition of intramuscular adipose tissue.”