Dr. Christine Baes

Christine Baes was born and raised on a dairy farm in southwestern Ontario and learned to appreciate Canadian agriculture at a young age. After completing a bachelor’s degree at Guelph, she went on to finish a master of science degree in animal welfare at the Universität Hohenheim and a PhD in quantitative genetics at the the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology and the Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel in Germany. Baes is involved in various large-scale livestock breeding projects (swine, horses, dairy cattle, goats), and, together with her team, strives to bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and practical application of new knowledge. Baes has extensive knowledge in the areas of quantitative genetics and statistical genomics as it relates to the genetic and genomic evaluation of livestock. She works with large data (SNP chip data as well as NGS data), and her programming experience includes FORTRAN, R, UNIX, and other languages. Dr. Baes has taught multiple courses on genetics, genomics, and statistics in Germany, Switzerland, and Canada.