Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. Announces New Research and Development Manager

Winnipeg, December 2, 2019.  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.

For more information contact:

Mike Shaw, Director, Genetic Services
Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc.
Phone: (204) 797-2331
mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca 

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