Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin R & D team
Topigs Norsvin Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Victor Lei as Research and Development Manager. Dr. Lei’s responsibilities will be to oversee Topigs Norsvin Canada’s Research and Development activities, initiating improvements in the genetic and product development program and directly overseeing the quality of data collection, including CT scanning. He will maximize the viewing experience for clients and other visitors to Topigs Norsvin’s state of the art Delta Canada boar testing station. He will also further develop strong links and collaborations with Canadian universities and other industry partners.
Originally, from China, Dr. Lei did his undergraduate’s in Animal Science and master’s in Animal Genetics and Breeding at Sichuan Agricultural University, China, during which he spent time working with industry people on meat quality measurements and animal breeding theory interpretation. Recently, he received his PhD degree in Animal Science from University of Alberta, Canada, focusing on ‘Impact of genetics on meat quality of pigs and beef cattle’. Dr. Lei’s interests include; Animal Genetics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Carcass and Meat Quality, Molecular Genetics, Muscle Biology, Proteomics, Quantitative Genetics, Statistics.
Dr. Lei has published many peer reviewed papers in a variety of distinguished international journals. He has over eleven years’ experience working with farm animals (pigs and cattle), which gives him the passion for working in the swine industry. “It is my great honor to join Topigs Norsvin, the world’s most innovative swine genetics company, and I am eager to interact with people at Topigs Norsvin, as well as our customers and cooperative partners. I am committed to continuously learning and growing with the company, to achieve the highest level of my ability and potential.” Dr. Lei will be based in Winnipeg at the Topigs Norsvin Canada head office but will have a direct link to Topigs Norsvin’s International Research Group.
Topigs Norsvin Canada is a leading swine genetics supplier in North America. Topigs Norsvin produces and develops sound, profitable pig genetic programs and breeding systems for commercial hog production and is one of the largest genetics companies in the world with business activities in more than 55 countries.