Learn from Dr Kylie Munyard of Curtin University about her extensive research on colour coat genetics in alpacas
28 September 7.30pm EST and 5.30pm WST
This session, in collaboration with the WA AAA Region, gives you the opportunity to learn from Dr Kylie Munyard of Curtin University about her extensive research on colour coat genetics in alpacas – and how a new genetic test can help you identify the genetic colour pattern found in the coat of your alpacas. You will have the chance to ask your questions to help direct your breeding program. Learn about colour genetics from the comfort of your home.
Webinar in support of the Foundation for Alpaca Genetic Research at Curtin university.
Kylie Munyard B. Sc. (Hons) PhD
Kylie is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University in a teaching and research role. She teaches Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics, and supervises research students. The main focus of her research is alpaca colour genetics. She also collaborates on projects many other projects, including investigating diseases in humans and sheep, and the microbiome of the shipwreck HMAS Sydney.
Kylie graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biology & Veterinary Biology from Murdoch University. Her Honours research looked at linking molecular markers to drug resistance in Giardia. Her Ph.D. in Agriculture from UWA was completed in 2000 and focussed on methane producing bacteria in the sheep rumen. Since then she has completed a PostDoc at Murdoch University at The Centre for High-throughput Agricultural Genetic Analysis (CHAGA). She was part of the CHAGA team that developed molecular markers for sheep, and adapted standard and novel genetic tests to a high-throughput format for sheep and cattle. She was also part of a team that developed and commercialised a rapid, high-throughput DNA extraction method.