Dr Eva Strucken

Senior Researcher - Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law; School of Environmental and Rural Science

Eva Strucken

Phone: +61 02 6773 1816

Email: estrucke@une.edu.au

Twitter: @EvaMStrucken

Biography

Dr Strucken studied Agriculture and later Process and Quality Management, specializing in Animal Breeding, at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. She extended her studies into animal breeding and quanititative genetics during an exchange with the Wageningen University, Netherlands, during her M.Sc., and as a Marie-Curie fellow at the Roslin Institute, UK, during her Ph.D. She worked as a scientific researcher at the Humboldt-University before taking up a position as a research fellow at the University of New England, Australia,

Qualifications

BSc (2006), MSc (2009), PhD (Dr. rer. agr., 2012) Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Awards

Teaching Areas

  • Population and Quantitative Genetics
  • Conservation Genetics

Primary Research Area/s

Livestock Genetics and Genomics

Research Interests

  • Cattle genetics and genomics
  • Breed Diversity
  • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
  • Time-dependent genetic effects
  • Environment-dependent genetic effects
  • Selection Signatures

Research Supervision Experience

I co-supervised B.Sc. students at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, in the fields of ecological vs intensive farming systems and genetic marker associations with meat traits in pigs.

At UNE, I am currently co-supervising a PhD student on the topic of breed diversity studies in African dairy cattle.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

R. Mrode, H. Aliloo, E.M. Strucken, J.M.K. Ojango, D. Mujibi, J.P. Gibson, and M. Okeyo (2019). The Impact of Modelling and Pooled Data on the Accuracy of Genomic Prediction in Small Holder Dairy Cattle. Frontiers in Genetics  (submitted)

J.M.K. Ojango, R. Mrode, J.E.O. Rege, D. Mujibi, E.M. Strucken, J. Gibson, and O. Mwai (2019). Genetic evaluation of test-day milk yields from smallholder dairy production systems in Kenya using genomic relationships. Journal of Dairy Science doi:10.3168/jds.2018-15807

R. Moeller, D. Dannenberger, G. Nuernberg, E.M. Strucken, and G.A. Brockmann (2018). Relationships between the Fatty Acid Profile of Hair and Energy Availability of Lactating Primiparous Cows. Journal of Dairy Research doi.org/10.1017/S0022029918000791

E.M. Strucken, H.A. Al-Mamun, A. de las Heras-Saldana, M.N. Bedhane, D. Lim, B. Park, and C. Gondro (2017). Finding the Marble – The Polygenetic Architecture of Intramuscular Fat. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genomics doi.org: 10.12972/jabng.20170008

E.M. Strucken, H.A. Al-Mamun, C. Esquivelzeta-Rabell, C. Gondro, O.A. Mwai, and J.P. Gibson (2017). Genetic Tests for Estimating Dairy Breed Proportion and Parentage Assignment in East African Crossbred Cattle. Genetic Selection Evolution  doi:10.1186/s12711-017-0342-1

Karimi K. , E.M. Strucken, N. Moghaddar, M.H. Ferdosi, A. Esmailizadeh, and C. Gondro (2016). Local and Global Patterns of Admixture and Population Structure in Iranian Native Cattle. BMC Genomics  17:108. doi: 10.1186/s12863-016-0416-z

Lim D., E.M. Strucken, B.H. Choi, H.H. Chai, Y.M. Cho, G.W. Jang, T.H. Kim, C. Gondro, and S.H. Lee (2016). Genomic Footprints in Selected and Unselected Beef Cattle Breeds in Korean. PLoS ONE 11:e0151324. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151324

Strucken E.M., S.H. Lee, H.K. Lee, K.D. Song, J.P. Gibson, and C. Gondro (2016). How many markers are enough? Factors Influencing Parentage Testing in Different Livestock Populations. Animal Breeding and Genetics Aug 2. doi: 10.1111/jbg.12179

Strucken E.M., S.H. Lee, G.W. Jang, L.R. Porto-Neto, and C. Gondro (2015). Towards Breed Formation by Island Model Divergence in Korean Cattle. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:284. doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0563-2

Strucken E.M., Y.C.S.M. Laurenson, and G.A. Brockmann (2015). Go With the Flow – Biology and Genetics of a Lactation Cycle. Frontiers in Genetics  6:118. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2015.00118

Strucken E.M., B. Gudex, M. Ferdosi, E.K. Piper, Lee, Song, J.P. Gibson, Lee, and C. Gondro (2014).  Performance of Different SNP-Panels for Parentage Testing in two East-Asian Cattle Breeds. Animal Genetics  45, 572-575

Strucken E.M., A. Schmidt, M. Reissmann, I. Jurke, and G.A. Brockmann (2014). Genome-wide Study and Validation of Markers associated with Production Traits in German Landrace Boars. Journal of Animal Science  92, 1939-1944

Kreuzer S., J. Rieger, E.M. Strucken, N. Thaben, H. Hünigen, K. Nöckler, P. Janczyk, J. Plendl, and G.A. Brockmann (2014). Characterization of CD4+ subpopulations and CD25+ cells in ileal lymphatic tissue of weaned piglets infected with Salmonella Typhimurium with or without Enterococus faecium feeding. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 158, 143-155

Kärst S., E.M. Strucken, A. Weyrich, F.P.M. de Villena, H. Yang, and G.A. Brockmann (2013). Effect of the Myostatin Locus on Muscle Mass and Intramuscular Fat Content in Mouse Lines Selected for Hypermuscularity. BMC Genomics  14:16. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-16

Strucken E.M., R.H. Bortfeldt, J. Tetens, G. Thaller, and G.A. Brockmann (2012). Genetic Effects and Correlations between Production and Fertility Traits and their dependency on the Lactation-stage in Holstein Friesians. BMC Genetics  13:108. doi: 10.1186/1471-2156-13-108

Strucken E.M., R.H. Bortfeldt, D.J. de Koning, and G.A. Brockmann (2012). Genome-Wide Association for Investigating time-dependent Genetic Effects for Milk Production Traits in Dairy Cattle. Animal Genetics  43,375-82

Rahmatalla S.A., U. Müller, E.M. Strucken, M. Reissmann, and G.A. Brockmann (2012). F279Y Polymorphism of GHR Gene in German Holstein Dairy Cattle and its Relation to Milk Production and Somatic Cell Score. Journal of Applied Genetics  52, 459-65

Strucken E.M., D.J. de Koning, S.A. Rahmatalla, and G.A. Brockmann (2011). Lactation Curve Models for estimating Gene Effects over a Timeline. Journal of Dairy Science  94, 442-449

Strucken E.M., S. Rahmatalla, D.J. de Koning, and G.A. Brockmann (2010). Haplotype Analysis and Linkage Disequilibrium for DGAT1. Archive for Animal Breeding  53, 247-255

Rahamtalla S., U. Müller, E.M. Strucken, and G.A. Brockmann (2008). Der Effekt von DGAT1-Genvarianten in Deutschen Holstein Kühen unter Produktionsbedingungen. Züchtungskunde 80, 473-484

Conference Proceedings

E.M. Strucken, D.C. Hidalgo, V. Ducrocq, A. Pande, M. Swaminathan, and J.P. Gibson (2018). Genetic diversity and breed proportions of Indian stud cattle. Proceedings World Congress for Genetics Applied to Animal Production (WCGALP), Auckland, New Zealand, #403

R.A. Mrode, H. Aliloo, E.M. Strucken, M. Coffey, J.M.K. Ojango, D. Mujibi, J.P. Gibson, and A. Okeyo Mwai (2018). The impact of modelling and pooled data on the accuracy of genomic prediction in small holder dairy data. Proceedings World Congress for Genetics Applied to Animal Production (WCGALP), Auckland, New Zealand, #615

E.M. Strucken, C. Esquivelzeta Rabell, and J.P. Gibson (2017). SNP-Panel design for dairy Proportion Estimation and Parentage Testing. Proceedings Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG), Townsville, Australia, #100

E.M. Strucken, Y.C.S.M. Laurenson, and G.A. Brockmann (2015). Effects of Selection for Fertility on Lactation Curves. Proceedings Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG), Lorne, Australia, #12

E.M. Strucken, K. Karimi, A.K. Esmailizadeh, N. Moghaddar, and C. Gondro (2015). Genetic Diversity and Effective Population Sizes of Eight Iranian Cattle Breeds. Proceedings Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG), Lorne, Australia, #123

E.M. Strucken, E.K. Piper, H.K. Lee, K.D. Song, J.P. Gibson, S.H. Lee, and C. Gondro (2014). Fat Cows - Selection Signatures in Korean Hanwoo and Australian Wagyu cattle. World Congress for Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada

C. Gondro, E.M. Strucken, H.K. Lee, K.D. Song, and S.H. Lee (2014). Selection of SNP Panels for Parentage Testing. World Congress for Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada

D. Lim, S.H. Lee, C. Gondro, B.H. Choi, H.H Chai, E. Strucken, Y.M. Cho, G.W. Jang, S.K. Hong, and T.H. Kim (2014). Identification of Selection Footprints in a brown Hanwoo (Korean Cattle) Population for Production Traits. Proceedings World Congress for Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada, #590.

E.M. Strucken, R.H. Bortfeldt, and G.A. Brockmann (2012). Time-dependent Genetic Effects in Dairy Cattle. German Society for Animal Production e.V. (DGfZ/DfG), Halle, Germany

E.M. Strucken, J. Tetens, G. Thaller, and G.A. Brockmann (2011). Genomweite Effekte auf Zuchtwerte abhängig vom Laktationsabschnitt in Holstein Friesians. German Society for Animal Production e.V. (DGfZ/DfG), Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany

E.M. Strucken, J. Tetens G. Thaller, A. Bünger, and G.A. Brockmann (2011). Lactation Stage Dependent Genome-wide Effects on Breeding Values in Holstein Friesians. European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Stavanger, Norway

E.M. Strucken, D.J. de Koning and G.A. Brockmann (2010). SNP-Chip Analysis for Investigating Genetic Effects over a Timeline. World Congress for Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig, Germany

E.M. Strucken, S. Rahmatalla, and G.A. Brockmann (2008). The VNTR-Polymorphism in the DGAT1 Promoter. German-Polish Symposium, Humboldt-University of Berlin

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