Dr Mehrnush Forutan

QAAFI Early Career, Research Fellow

Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation


Dr. Forutan is an internationally recognized Researcher. Her research area includes understanding the bovine genome and epigenome, discovering causative mutation underlying economic important traits such as fertility, understanding the way genes turn on and off, investigating different methodologies to improve the accuracy of genomic prediction, and optimizing methods for predicting genetic diversity and inbreeding. Her future research career vision is to make a significant contribution to creating new knowledge in the field of quantitative genetics that can help to improve efficiency and resilience in Livestock.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatic
  • Genomic selection
  • epigenomics


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