4 o'Clock Forum: Deep Learning and Metabolomics for Animal Disease Research and Beyond

Thursday, March 14, 2024 16:00to17:00
Raymond Building R3-048, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

Deep Learning and Metabolomics for Animal Disease Research and Beyond

Join us for this 4 o'Clock Forum featuring Department of Animal Science Professor Dr. Matthias Klein.

About the Speaker

Dr. Klein earned his degrees in physics and biology at the Universität Regensburg, Germany. During his studies, he discovered small molecule biomarkers indicating the risk of ketosis in dairy cows as well as human liver and kidney diseases.

Dr. Klein held postdoctoral positions at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the University of Calgary and a faculty position at Ohio State University before joining McGill’s Department of Animal Science in 2024.

Dr. Klein is employing machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches for the analysis of various big data sources, including “omics” data. The goal of these analyses is to predict disease development and other parameters in (production) animals, especially dairy cows and humans.

A further research interest is the application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of biofluids for identifying disease biomarkers.

About the 4 o'Clock Forum Seminar Series

McGill's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has tremendous expertise and opportunities for innovations in research on agriculture, the environment, health, food, nutrition, pests and parasites, including from a biotechnology perspective. However, there are limited opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to share their common interests in these areas.

In order to bring together the Macdonald Science Community, we have initiated a monthly seminar series—"4 O'clock Forum"—where faculty members and postdoctoral fellows are invited to present their work. Through these seminars on the Macdonald campus, researchers and graduate students will have regular opportunities to be exposed to scientific advancements related to their own fields of research as well as other scientific areas. Graduate and undergraduate students can benefit from these academic opportunities, all of which are aimed at stimulating critical discussions about contemporary research and issues in the agriculture and environment, to foster increased interactions among the Macdonald faculty, and to highlight our ability to deliver outstanding scientific contributions.

Please contact jaswinder.singh [at] mcgill.ca with any questions.

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