John McEwan

Principal Scientist


Research interests & activities

Principal scientist involved in animal genetics and genomics research. Previous and current work includes sequencing genomes and building genotyping platforms including SNP chips and genotyping by sequencing methodologies. Trait specialties are host genetics of methane emissions, disease and meat traits.

Current work involves:
  • A project to breed animals with lower emission profiles
  • Creation of a low density ovine SNP chip
  • Developing genotyping by sequencing
  • Developing meat quality genomic predictions in sheep


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