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Dr Sabine Schmoelzl is a Principal Research Scientist, and Group Leader for Smart, Sustainable Livestock Systems with CSIRO Agriculture and Food based in Armidale, leading research in the areas of sustainable livestock reproduction. Her research is focussed on developing novel approaches to complex industry problems, using on-animal sensor technologies to assess livestock behaviours and metabolic activity. Dr Schmoelzl leads inter-disciplinary research investigating strategies to improve reproductive efficiency, increase drought resilience of Australian livestock production, and to develop novel biomarkers for meat quality. Research priorities of her group include feed efficiency on pasture, maternal efficiency, mitigation strategies for methane production, and livestock systems modelling to support livestock production that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1995

    LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1991

    Veterinarian Registration
    Bayerische Tierärztekammer

  • 1991

    Staatsexamen Tiermedizin
    LMU Munich, Germany

Professional Experiences

  • 2012-current

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer
    University of New England

  • 2013-2020

    Team Leader Animal Monitoring
    CSIRO Agriculture & Food

  • 2008-2013

    Research Scientist, Project Leader Testis Stem Cell Transplantation in Cattle
    CSIRO Food Futures Flagship

  • 2002-2003

    Science reporting 'Annual reports ILRI 2001 & 2002'
    ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya

  • 2002-2002

    Research consultancy 'Annotation of gene expression information in parasite resistance models'
    ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya

  • 1998 -1999

    Research Faculty 'Influence of NSAIDs on equine cartilage gene expresssion'
    OVC, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • 1995-1998

    Postdoctoral fellow 'Post-transcriptional gene regulation in the rat liver'
    OVC, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2013-current

    Chair, CSIRO Armidale Animal Ethics Committee

  • 2009-current

    Member Category B (Scientist), CSIRO Armidale Animal Ethics Committee