International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop
The 8th Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop took place near Newmarket, UK from July 22 to 25, 2009...[more]
MEDIA ECLIPSE AWARD
Writers at the Louisville Courier Journal recently won the 2008 Media Eclipse Award for journalism based on an article about Thoroughbred racing and break-downs. They published a 3 part story, including genetics, track surfaces and medications. In connection with the genetics section they interviewed several members of the Horse Genome Project. See the accompanying links for the full stories on the 2008 Media Eclipse Award and the article itself.
Scientist, Laboratory of Racing Chemistry, Japan
The Laboratory of Racing Chemistry (LRC) is the organization for doping and pedigree testing for all racing horses in Japan. Recently I have become interested in the secrets of performance in racing horses, and I am working on the study of gene doping in horseracing. I was captain of a horseback riding team at my university, and now train jumping and dressage for the lab's horseback riding team.
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
I grew up on a rice and beef cattle farm in Japan. Then, as a young man, I was a cowboy riding horses and working cattle in Idaho for almost two years before deciding my true vocation was to become a research scientist. I love the placenta! The focus of my work is to understand development of the horse embryo, before implantation, and the causes of early fetal losses in mares.
Chief Researcher: Equine Research Institute, Japan (retired)
The Japanese love horses and this is nowhere more apparent than in the support they provide for horse research. Before he retired, Telhisa and his colleagues were active in building the gene map and using it to investigate horse behavior, fertility and performance.