Jana Obšteter is currently working at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia and doing a PhD at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. She obtained her BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Ljubljana and her MSc in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis from the University of Edinburgh. While her previous work focused on human genetics, her current research interests are in the application of quantitative genetics technologies to animal breeding. In her PhD thesis, she is exploring how to efficiently use genomic information to maximise the genetic gain for minimum investment in cattle breeding. This is of particular importance for small countries, such as Slovenia and many other countries in the developing world, where investment in genomic data is severely limited, but genetic improvement is badly needed to feed the ever-increasing number of people with dwindling resources.
Jana is going to work with prof. Gregor Gorjanc at the University of Edinburgh. She is excited to upgrade her PhD research while working with world-leading researchers for animal research. When not working, Jana enjoys singing and spending time outdoors – either running, hiking or simply discovering nature.