My main responsibilities are: running the international genetic evaluation for the six breeds evaluated in the Centre; provide service support to any queries our clients might have about the results of the international genetic evaluation; I’m responsible for the development and well-functioning of the Interbull pedigree database; I carry out the genetic validation procedure to assure the un-biasness of the genetic models applied by our clients; I’m responsible for the quality assurance of Interbull Centre.
International genetic evaluation, inbreeding monitoring, ISO certification
M.Sc., Quantitative Genetics, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Dissertation: Non-additive genetic effects for fertility traits in Canadian Holsteins
B.Sc., Animal Science, University of Agronomical Sciences, Perugia, Italy.
Dissertation: Progeny test of Italian Chianina bulls
Computing platforms: MS-DOS, UNIX, FORTRAN, Shell script
Software: SAS, MTDFREML, Microsoft Office,
- March 2007-present:
Researcher at Interbull Centre
- May 2006-February 2007:
Research Associate at Beef Improvement Ontario (BIO), Guelph, ON, Canada
- Jan. 2006 – April 2006:
Research Associate at Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, University of Guelph
- Sept. – Dec. 2004
Teaching Assistant (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada) Animal Breeding Methods
- July 2004
Teaching Assistant (Iowa State University, Iowa, USA) Estimation of Variance Components
- May 2002-Dec. 2003
Research fellowship (Rome, Italy) Genetic Evaluations of Dairy Cattle at the Italian Breeders Association (A.I.A.) in Rome, Italy
- March -April 2002
Teaching Assistant, University of Perugia, Italy,
- Sept. 2002
Course Instructor (Fregene, Italy) Quantitative Genetic and Animal Breeding Schemes for the Italian Breeders Association
- June - July 2000
Academic training period at National Association of Italian Beef Breeders (ANABIC), Perugia, Italy.
- Worede GM, Forabosco F, Zumbach B, Palucci V, Jorjani H: Evaluation of genetic variation in the international Brown Swiss population. Animal Mar 6 1-7 (2013)
- J. Philipsson, V.Palucci, J. Jakobsen: Genetic trends in important traits and inbreeding. The 29th European Holstein & Red Holstein Conference, 4-6th of July (2011)
- V.Palucci, L. Schaeffer, F. Miglior, V. Osborne: Non-additive effects for fertility traits in Canadian Holstein cattle. Genet.Sel.Evol 39(2):181-93 (2007)
- F.Forabosco, V. Palucci, W.F.Fikse: Report from the Interbull workshop in Paris. Interbulletin 37 (2007)