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Last Year’s Award Winners: 2017 IMGC Symposium

Last Year's Award Winners: 2017 IMGC Symposium

The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) held its 14th annual conference last September in Québec City, Canada. The theme of the symposium was “Moving Forward with Translational Milk Research to Advance Health.” The conference included 34 speakers, 20 posters, and a steady stream of networking, facilitated (more like mandated) by the world-renowned milk scientist Bruce German. Throughout the course of the 2017 Symposium, founders of the IMGC made sure to reiterate their core belief that curiosity and collaboration are both critical to scientific success. All of our young awards winners have exhibited both of these attributes, along with the ability to give a great scientific presentation! On behalf of the IMGC, we congratulate our 2017 Award Winners on their scientific successes. Maybe we’ll see them again this year? Andrea Zukowski  Andrea Zukowski, a student travel award winner from the University of Ottowa, gave a talk entitled “Next Generation Sequencing of Bovine Milk-Derived Exosomal MicroRNA to Determine Transcriptome Expression for Efficient Recovery from Mastitis Infection” (Geez! Try to say that five times fast!). The aim of this project is to model the flux of miRNA profiles in milk collected from mastitis-infected cows at different time points during and after antibiotic treatments in order to determine biomarkers of effective and efficient mastitis recovery. Andrea hypothesizes that understanding inter-herd variability patterns can be taken advantage of to treat cows with sub-optimal recovery times.   Alma Ryskallyeva Alma Ryskaliyeva, from the Universite Paris-Saclay in France, won a student travel award for her presentation entitled “Alternative Splicing, a Fortuitous or Genetically Programmed Event to Expand Molecular Diversity of Milk Proteins: Camel CSN1S2, a Relevant Model to try to Provide some Response Elements.” Alma discussed the nuances and novelties of studying camel’s milk and highlighted the similarities and differences between different types of mammalian milks. Her group uses powerful proteomic […]

13th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health

13th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health

September 27-29, 2016 The 13th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health symposium will take place in Davis, California USA. Program Program: Click Here The three day event will bring together international experts in nutrition, genomics, bioinformatics and milk research to discuss and share the latest research. The annual symposium is our flagship event that features scientific research related to milk and human health done throughout the world. The symposium draws from the diversity of its memberships to cover the breath of genomics themes that reflect the interest of the Consortium. The goal of the Consortium is to bring together the research and dairy communities to share, translate, and interpret data that are happening within the fields of the “-omics” science. Click Here to Register Registration Early Bird Registration (if registered by August 26,2016) $550 USD Regular Registration (if registered after August 26, 2016) $650 USD Student Rate (includes poster reception and group dinner) $350 USD Special Student Rate (Lectures only- no poster reception or group dinner) $200 USD Location The symposium will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center on the University of California, Davis campus. Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest airport to UC Davis, located about 30 minutes away from campus. Click here for additional information on airports and transportation to and from the airport. Lodging A block of rooms is being held at Hyatt Place next door to the conference center located at: 173 Old Davis Road Extension Davis, California, USA, 95616 Tel: +1 530 756 9500 Rooms are $159 USD/night.  To received this rate make your reservation by September 2, 2016. You can make your reservation using this link: IMGC Conference Booking Link  or call the hotel directly if staying beyond the conference nights.   Things to do in the Area Click Here for information on local attractions […]

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