Get to chat with Professor Leslie Lyons at this special National Feline Health Seminar Series event on the latest developments in feline genetics. This NFHSS event held in Sydney on Sunday, 29 July 2012 will be of special interest to cat breeders, practising vets, veterinary students, cat rescue organisations as well as anyone interested in feline health and cat research.
Guest speaker Professor Leslie Lyons, PhD, from the Dept of Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis leads the Lyons research laboratory with its major focus on the genetics of the domestic cat, including cat disease, inherited cat traits and cat population diversity. Recent work from the Lyons laboratory has included the analysis of the origin of cat breeds and sites of cat domestication, resulting in a documentary with National Geographic entitled “the Science of Cats”. The Lyons laboratory was a major contributor to the new DNA technologies for the cat and is currently using the new DNA array to discover new traits and diseases in cats.
Seminar Topics: The latest feline genetic news from the Lyons research laboratory. Discussion of current, new and imminent DNA genetic tests and interpretation available for domestic cats.
Date: Sunday, 29 July 2012
Time: 9.30am to 4pm
Venue: St George Rowing Club, Wolli Creek NSW (5 mins from Sydney Airport)
Lunch (included): BBQ cooked by the Club’s chef overlooking the Cooks River
Registration fee: $60
Register by: Friday, 13 July 2012
The National Feline Health Seminar Series is a proud initiative of the Rex Cat Club of NSW Inc and is a fundraising event for feline research at the University of Sydney.
Contact CATitude for further details on how to register for this exciting event.