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Rui Machado

Professor
Animal Sciences
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria
Brazil

Biography

 He is holding a Veterinary Medicine degree at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (1986). My graduate studies resulted in a Master´s in Animal Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (1993) and Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Medicine at Universidade de São Paulo (2005). My research experience has focused on reproductive physiology of ruminants, mainly on: artificial insemination, andrology, in vitro fertilization, pharmacology of reproduction, estrus and ovulation control, as well as the reduction of pregnancy and early embryonic losses. I also have a degree in Law School (2014). I have experience in management of R&D and technology transfer. I was the associate manager in R&D of Embrapa Pecuaria Sudeste in different periods between 2006 and 2008, as well as executive secretary of technical affairs between 2006 and 2009. In the same research unit I supervised the technology transfer and social-economy department. In the Embrapa Caprinos I supervised the Animal Production Department. From january/2004 to present I am the general manager of Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste. Recently I was designated to represent the Agriculture Ministery in the Brazilian Council of Animal Experimentation. I am a member of the FAI-UFSCar and Parqtec foundations councils.

Research Interest

 Reproductive physiology of ruminants, mainly on: artificial insemination, andrology, in vitro fertilization, pharmacology of reproduction, estrus and ovulation control, as well as the reduction of pregnancy and early embryonic losses

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