Dr. Baes' research interests span from applied animal breeding across quantitative genetics all the way to the analysis and development of methods for next-generation sequencing data.
She has extensive experience in both quantitative genetics and statistical genomics as it relates to genetic and genomic evaluation of livestock. She works with large data (SNP chip data as well as NGS data), and her programming experience includes FORTRAN, R, Unix, and other languages.
Baes began teaching at the university level in 2009 at the University of Hohenheim. She was granted a part-time lecturer position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich in 2012. She took up the Semex – Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) – Holstein Canada Professorship in Dairy Genomics as an Assistant Professor in June 2015.