Susanne Hermesch is a Principal Research Fellow at the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) in Armidale, Australia. Susanne leads national and international research for genetic improvement of pork. The current research focus includes genetic improvement of health, disease resilience, seasonal infertility as well as welfare of sows and growing pigs.
Susanne is committed to fostering the training and education of postgraduate students and coordinates the support of High Degree Research students at AGBU.
Susanne is in charge of the genetic services at AGBU for pigs and as such responsible for initiating and guiding new developments for genetic evaluation systems used in Australia and overseas. Further, Susanne has established an extension and adoption framework to foster adoption of genetic principles.
Susanne is the President of the Permanent Committee of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production and she is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics, a recognised Erasmus Mundus course.