John joined AbacusBio in 2018 with a background in statistical genetics.
Prior to this, he spent 7 years in Alberta, Canada, where his work focussed on animal breeding and genetics research and extension.
Originally from a dairy farm in Ireland, he is keen to develop applied genetic and technical solutions for producers and businesses by focussing on breeding objective and new trait development, data driven decisions and utilisation of emerging technologies.
With regards to the agri-food sector, John has a broad scientific and economic interest and enjoys working alongside and with some great innovators.
His focus within AbacusBio is:
- Genetic evaluations
- Selection index development
- Breeding programme design
- Environmental footprint modelling
- Data analysis and inference