A training on genetics for non-geneticists.
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 15:00 CEST | 09:00 EDT
Duration: 60 min
Genetics in animal agriculture is what we do best, but in fact, an understanding of genetics is important in various fields such as medicine and biotechnology. Have you ever wanted to learn more about this topic?
Register to join our webinar session - 'Genetics 101', where we will give you a comprehensive overview of key concepts in the field of breeding and genetics with Teun van de Braak, Product Manager for Business Unit Layers. He will guide you through the wonderful world of genetics.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What is DNA?
- What is breeding and who decides what traits are important?
- What is selection?
- What is genetic gain?
Teun van de Braak
Product Manager Layers
Teun van de Braak grew up in the Dutch countryside, where his passion for poultry began. As a child, Teun bred poultry in different sizes and varieties, from Sebright, to Rhea Americana chickens.
Teun completed his bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University, which was followed by a masters in Animal Breeding and Genetics. After receiving his MSc degree, he joined Hendrix Genetics in 2010 as a geneticist.
There he has worked in various capacities for the laying hen, salmon, and swine businesses. His current role is Product Manager for the laying hen business. In this position, he aims to connect the field (customers and other stakeholders) with the breeding program.