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DR SIMON DE GRAAF

Associate Professor of Animal Reproduction

BScAgr(Hons|Medal) PhD GradCertEducStud(Higher Educ), FRSN FSRB

 
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BIO

Associate Professor Simon de Graaf FRSN FSRB is recognised as a world expert in sheep reproduction, seminal plasma, sperm sexing and artificial insemination.

His research programs have been awarded over $7.5 million in funding, produced over 75 refereed articles in international journals as well as two highly regarded book chapters on the controlled breeding of sheep. He is a popular invited speaker at scientific conferences, agricultural industry events and field days, schools and universities throughout Australia and overseas and his work has featured globally in print, radio and TV media including CNN, The Guardian, Landline, and Forbes.

Associate Professor de Graaf is a regular consultant to the Australian artificial breeding industry, including the provision of instructional courses for controlled breeding, standardisation of semen assessment, processing and freezing for semen processing centres.


He is currently Associate Professor of Animal Reproduction at The University of Sydney, Secretary General of the International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Director of The Reproduction Company Pty Ltd, Host and Executive Producer of Repro Radio and an Editorial Board member of the international journals Animal Reproduction Science and Animals.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Research articles and Book Chapters

Good research underpins our understanding of fertility and the development of assisted reproductive techniques such as artificial insemination, MOET and sexed semen. Associate Professor de Graaf has published over 75 peer reviewed research and review articles and two scholarly book chapters on various aspects of animal reproduction.

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REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Associate Professor Simon de Graaf teaches and lectures popular courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also supervises honours, masters and PhD students in various areas relevant to reproductive biology. Industry training courses in semen assessment, processing, quality assurance and controlled breeding are also available.

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UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE COURSEWORK

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SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH STUDENTS

Researching and Writing

INDUSTRY TRAINING COURSES

Associate Professor de Graaf teaches and lecture popular courses at The University of Sydney primarily for animal science, agricultural science and veterinary medicine students. He coordinates the award winning Animal Reproduction undergraduate course, and delivers content in all years of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Research projects are available for honours, masters, DVM or PhD students interested in sheep fertility, controlled breeding, sperm sexing, semen cryopreservation and artificial insemination, or proteomic and functional investigations of the interaction between sperm, seminal plasma and the female reproductive tract.

Industry training courses in semen assessment, semen processing and freezing, semen production quality QA&QC and various aspects of controlled breeding of livestock are available through The Reproduction Company Pty Ltd.

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

Contact Dr Simon de Graaf to discuss his research, teaching, consulting, collaboration opportunities or for any other inquiries.

Room 346, RMC Gunn building (B19)
Faculty of Science
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Australia

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