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    Dr Laercio Porto-Neto

Laercio graduated in Veterinary Medicine (2001) from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil and obtained a Master of Science in Animal Reproduction (2005) from the same University. In 2007, he was awarded an Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to pursuit his PhD at the University of Queensland, in a project linked to the Beef CRC collaborative scheme and CSIRO. His PhD in Molecular Genetics was awarded in 2011. After a few years in research positions at the University of Queensland and at the University of New England, he went back to the CSIRO on a Postdoctoral fellowship on quantitative genetics. He has been focused on client-oriented research for development and implementation of on-farm solutions, based on genetic technologies that improve productivity in cattle operations