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Yuandan Zhang

Yuandan Zhang

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phone: +61 (0)2 6773 3786

fax: +61 (0)2 6773 3266

Email: yzhang4@unenull.edu.au


Qualifications

2001 PhD, University of New England, Australia.
Thesis: Breeding for resistance to gastrointestinal nematode parasites in Australian meat sheep production.

1990 Master in Agricultural Science, Gansu Agricultural University, China.
Thesis: Study On Systematic Techniques in Meat Sheep Production in Tibetan-Qinhai Plateau Region.

1987 Bachelor in Agricultural Science, Gansu Agricultural University, China.
Dissertation: Effects of Cross Breeding Australian Merino Sheep Over Qinhai Merino on their Production in Tibetan-Qinhai Plateau Region.


Main Research Interests


Research Acheivements


Other Interests


Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Bolormaa, S; Pryce, J E; Reverter, A; Zhang, Y; Barendse, W; Kemper, K; Tier, B; Savin, K; Hayes, B J and Goddard, M E (2014). “A Multi-Trait, Meta-analysis for Detecting Pleiotropic Polymorphisms for Stature, Fatness and Reproduction in Beef Cattle.” PLoS Genetics 10 (3):e1004198 doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004198.

Zhang, Y; Johnston, D J; Bolormaa, S; Hawken, R J and Tier, B (2014). “Genomic selection for female reproduction in Australian tropically adapted beef cattle.” Animal Production Science 54 (1):16-24 doi: org/10.1071/AN13016.

Bolormaa, S; Pryce, J E; Kemper, K; Savin, S; Hayes, B J; Barendse, W; Zhang, Y D; Reich, C M; Mason, B A; Bunch, B J; Harrison, B E; Reverter, A; Herd, R M; Tier, B; Graser, H-U and Goddard, M E (2013). “Accuracy of prediction of genomic breeding values for residual feed intake and carcass and meat quality traits in Bos taurus, Bos indicus, and composite beef cattle.” Journal of Animal Science 91 (7):3088-3104 doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-5827.

Bolormaa, S; Pryce, J E; Kemper, K; Hayes, B J; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Barendse, W; Reverter, A; and Goddard, M E (2013). “Detection of quantitative trait loci in Bos indicus and Bos taurus cattle using genome-wide association studies.” Genetics Selection Evolution 45 (1):43 doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-45-43.

Fortes, M R; Kemper, K; Sasazaki, S; Reverter, A; Pryce, J E; Barendse, W; Bunch, R; McCulloch, R; Harrison, N; Bolormaa, S; Zhang, Y D; Hawken, R J; Goddard, M E and Lehnert, S A (2013). “Evidence for pleiotropism and recent selection in the PLAG1 region in Australian Beef cattle.” Animal Genetics 44 (6):636-647 doi: 10.1111/age.12075.

Fortes, M R; Li, Y; Collis, E; Zhang, Y and Hawken, R J (2013). “The IGF1 pathway genes and their association with age of puberty in cattle.” Animal Genetics 44 (1):91-95 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02367.

Collis, E; Fortes, M R S; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Schutt, K; Barendse, W and Hawken, R (2012). "Genetic variants affecting meat and milk production traits appear to have effects on reproduction traits in cattle." Animal Genetics 43 (4):442-446 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02272.x.

Hawken, R J; Zhang, Y; Fortes, M R S; Collis, E; Barris, W C; Corbet, N J; Williams, P J; Fordyce, G; Holroyd, R G; Walkley, J R W; Barendse, W; Johnston, D J; Prayaga, K C; Tier, B; Reverter, A and Lehnert, S A (2011). “Genome-wide association studies of female reproduction in tropically adapted beef cattle." Journal of Animal Science 90 (5):1398-1410 doi: 10.2527/jas.2011-4410.

Chen, Y; Piper, E; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B G and Moran, C (2011). “A single nucleotide polymorphism in suppressor of cytokine signalling-2 is associated with growth and feed conversion efficiency in pigs.” Animal Genetics 42 (2):219-221 online doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02107.x

Marshall, K; Maddox, J F; Lee, S H; Zhang, Y; Kahn, L; Graser, H-U; Gondro, C; Walkden-Brown, S W and van der Werf, J H J (2009). “Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance to Haemonchus contortus in sheep.” Animal Genetics 40 (3):262-272.

Tuggle, C K; Green J A; Fitzsimmons, C; Woods, R; Prather, R S; Malchenko, S; Soares, B M; Kucaba, T; Crouch, K; Smith, C; Tack, D; Robinson, N; O'Leary, B; Scheetz, T; Casavant, T; Pomp, D; Edeal, J B; Zhang, Y D; Rothschild, M F; Garwood, K; Beavis, W (2003). "EST-based gene discovery in pig: virtual expression patterns and comparative mapping to human." Mammalian Genome 14, 565-579.

Ciobanu, D C; Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2002). "Mapping of the Ca2+ ATPase of fast twitch 1 skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum (ATP2A1) gene to pig chromosome 3." Journal of Animal Science 80:1386-1387.

Grapes, L; Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2002). "Physical and linkage mapping of the porcine connexin 37 (CX37) gene." Journal of Animal Science 80:1375-1376.

Holz, D R; Helm, J; Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2002). "Linkage and physical mapping of the porcine basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF2) gene." Journal of Animal Science 80:1384-1385.

Kim, K S; Zhang, Y D; Yim, D; Kim, Y B and Rothschild, M F (2002). "Linkage mapping of the Porcine immunoreceptor DAP10 and NKG2D Genes." Journal of Animal Science 80:1377-1378.

Ramos, A M; Helm, J M; Zhang, Y D; Rangel-Figueiredo, T and Rothschild M F (2002). "Linkage and physical mapping of the Porcine thyroglobulin (TG) gene." Animal Genetics 33:228.

Shi, X-W; Zhang, Y D; Rothschild, M F and Tuggle, C K (2002). "Genetic linkage and physical mapping of the Porcine Cholesteryl Ester transfer protein (CETP) Gene." Journal of Animal Science 80:1390-1391.

Shi, X-W; Zhang, Y D and Tuggle, C K (2002). "Linkage mapping of Porcine STCH further refines the HSA2/21 breakpoint on pig chromosome 13." Animal Genetics 33:395-397.


Conference Proceedings

Zhang, Y D; Johnston, D J; Bolormaa, S; Reverter, A; Fortes, M R S and Tier, B (2013). “Using male performance to improve genomic selection for female fertility in Brahman cattle” Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23. 20:224-228.

Zhang, Y; Tier, B and Hawken, R (2011). “Genetic parameters of post-partum reproductive status in beef cattle from northern Australia.” Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.67-70.

Bolormaa, S; Hayes, B; Hawken, R; Zhang, Y and Goddard, M (2010). “Detection of chromosome segments of Zebu and Taurine origin and their effect on body weight.” Proceedings of the 9th World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Leipzig, Germany, 1-6 August.

Fortes, M R S; Reverter, A; Zhang, Y; Collis, E; Nagaraj, S H; Jonsson, N N; Barris, W and Hawken, R J (2010). “A new method for exploring genome-wide associations applied to cattle puberty.” Proceedings of the 9th World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Leipzig, Germany, 1-6 August.

Zhang, Y; Tier, B and Hawken, R J (2010). “Whole genome analysis of heifer puberty in Brahman cattle.” Proceedings of the 9th World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Leipzig, Germany, 1-6 August.

Fortes, M R S; Reverter, A; Zhang, Y; Collis, E; Nagaraj, S H; Jonsson, N N; Prayaga, K C; Barris, W and Hawken R J (2010). “Association weight matrix for the genetic dissection of puberty in beef cattle.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107 (21): 13642-13647.

Chen, Y; Zhang, Y; MacLeod, I; Kerr, R; Bunter, K L; Hayes, B; Tier, B; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B G; Goddard, M E and Moran, C (2009). “QTL mapping for feed conversion efficiency on porcine chromosome 10 in an Australian commercial population.” Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.183-186.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2009). “Population stratification, not genotype error, causes some SNPs to depart from Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium.” Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.243-246.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2009). “QTL mapping in multiple families using logistic regression.” Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.664-667.

Arasta, P; Chen, Y; Zhang, Y; Kerr, R; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B and Moran, C (2007). “cyp21 as a candidate gene for androstenone on boar taint.” Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.65-68.

Piper, E; Chen, Y; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B G and Moran, C (2007). “Single nucleotide polymorphisms in suppressor of cytokine signalling-2 gene and association with feed conversion ratio and growth in pigs.” Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.53-56.

Zhang, Y; Tier, B and Hawken R (2007). “Fine mapping QTL with haplotypes determined from dense single nucleotide polymorphic markers.” Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.119-122.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2005). "QTL mapping using logistic regression." In Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Noosa, Australia. September 25-28. pp.354-357.

Marshall, K; van der Werf, J H J; Maddox, J F; Graser, H-U; Zhang, Y D; Walkden-Brown, S W and Kahn, L (2005). "A genome scan for quantitative trait loci for resistance to the gastrointestinal parasite Haemonchus contortus in sheep." In Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Noosa, Australia. September 25-28. pp.115-118.

Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2002). Pig Genome Web Site: online resources for swine molecular genetics and genome information, 2001 Swine Research Report, Iowa State University (ASL-R1774).

Zhang, Y D; Garwood, K; Beavis, W; Tuggle, C K and Rothschild, M F (2002). "Porcine Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs): Comparative analysis and EST database generation for gene discovery and exploitation." Proceedings of Plant, Animal & Microbe Genome XI. January, 2002, San Diego.

Kim, K S; Sherwood, J; Ciobanu, D C; Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2001). "Mapping and investigation of two novel candidate genes for growth and meat quality traits in the pig." 2000 Swine Research Report, Iowa State University (AS-644).

Nguyen, K N T; Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2001). "Mapping of the Hmg-I gene family in the pig (Abstract)." The 12th North American Colloquium - Animal Cytogenetics and Gene Mapping, Davis, California, USA, July 15-19, 2001.

Tuggle, C K; Green, J A; Fitzsimmons, C; Woods, R; Prather, R; Malchenko, S; Soares, M B; Roberts, C A; Casavant, T; Harger, C; Zhang, Y D and Rothschild, M F (2001). "Development of resources for functional genomics in the pig: production of 14 cDNA libraries and sequencing of over 7,000 clones from female reproductive tissues (Abstract)." The International Conference On The Status Of Plant And Animal Genome Research IX, January 13-17, 2001, San Diego, CA, USA.

Zhang, Y D; Garwood, K; Beavis, W; Tuggle, C K and Rothschild, M F (2001). "Comparative analysis of porcine Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) and EST Database3Generation for gene discovery and exploitation (Abstract)." The 12th North American Colloquium - Animal Cytogenetics and Gene Mapping, Davis, California, USA, July 15-19, 2001.

Zhang, Y D; Gray, G D and Crook, B J (1998). "Genetic enhancement of resistance to gastrointestinal worm infection in crossbred maternal genotypes used for meat sheep production in Australia." Proceedings of The 6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 27: 315-318.

Zhang, Y D; Crook, B J; Gray, G D and Fogarty, N M (1997). "Resistance of meat sheep genotypes to naturally acquired worm infection." Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. 12:309-312.