Professor Stephen Moore, at the University of Queensland, has been appointed as the new Director for The Centre for Animal Science, and will be providing enormous research value on behalf of the Australian and International livestock industries.
The Centre for Animal Science, established in 2010, is one of the three centres in the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). The QAAFI was established in 2009 as an institute of the University of Queensland through an alliance with the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).
Professor Robert Henry, Director of QAAFI, says Professor Stephen Moore is a highly regarded scientist who has worked in the cattle industry in Alberta, Canada before his commitment with QAAFI.
“Professor Moore has over 20 years experience in bovine genomics including his role as Chair in Bovine Genomics at the University of Alberta since 1999, and as such is one of the world's best in his field,” says Professor Henry.
“In his role as CEO Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta, Professor Moore led many successful projects to identify genes that underlie production and quality traits in cattle.”
Many of Professor Moore’s achievements include his work in establishing and leading a successful Bovine Genomics Program, a multi-institutional collaboration involving the University of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and Agriculture and Agrifood Canada. His leadership roles in a number of projects examining the genetic basis of cattle feed efficiency, as well as his publication of more than 80 papers related to genome structure and function in International peer reviewed journals.
“The expertise he brings to QAAFI's Centre for Animal Science reflects the Centre's capacity to embark on research to help Australian and international livestock industries flourish now and into the future,” says Professor Henry.