June 3, 2010 9:00-5:00; Room 1714 LLC
Registered Attendees can pick up Name Badges and printed programs outside Room 1707C LLC Thursday June 3 starting at 8:30 am
Dr. Matthew Breen, PhD, C Biol, MI Biol
Professor of Genomics, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University
"The Domestic Dog- A Genome with Two Tales"
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Matthew Breen, Professor of genomics at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Dr. Breen continued his postgraduate work with the Medical Research Council, U.K. where he developed improved laboratory techniques for the human genome mapping project, followed by four years as Head of the DNA group for the Australian Equine Blood Typing Research Laboratory in Queensland. Returning to the UK, Breen's laboratory then developed molecular cytogenetics reagents, resources and techniques for application to canine and equine genome mapping, comparative cytogenetics and cancer studies. In 2002, he moved to North Carolina State University, where his research interests continue to focus on genomics, genome mapping and the comparative aspects of canine cancer. His work is funded by the Morris Animal Foundation, the American Kennel Club and the USA National Institutes of Health. He has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and has served on several scientific advisory committees associated with canine cancer, and is sought after as a scientific reviewer for numerous funding agencies and scholarly publications.
Dr. Breen is this year's Arthur Willis Distinguished Speaker