Jianhua Cao, PhD, an associate professor at College of Animal Sciences & Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
I devoted near 20 years in study of pig breeding and production since the very beginning of my career. From marker-assisted selection (MAS) to whole genome selection, I am a witness participating in this revolutionary change by using new technologies at this area in China. My research area includes inventing new methods for pig breeding and production, discovering SNPs associated with economic traits via GWAS in swine and also developing user interface for pig farms. My interest now is using 3D genome technologies to make better pig breeding and production in my research area and I 100% believe and agree “better lives through livestock” (ILRI slogan).