About the research…
Dr. Baes and her team focus on improving health, welfare, and productivity of farm animals through genetic
and genomic selection, as well as uncovering the relationship between phenotype and genotype in livestock. She is interested in developing new methods and statistical models for the genetic improvement of livestock, as well as designing breeding strategies for long-term and sustainable genetic improvement.
How the research improves life…
Dr. Baes has completed a number of large-scale projects, which have tangible impact on animal breeding strategies implemented in livestock selection programs. Her current research is focused on improving cattle and poultry breeding programs by developing novel statistical, bioinformatic, phenomic and genomic tools, optimizing traits for selection programs, and applying research results to populations.