Speakers at 2013 APSS
INFORMAL AVIAN FORUM & PRE REGISTRATION - SUNDAY EVENING 17th FEBRUARY 2013
Importance of the Australian Poultry Industry
Hon. John Kerin hails originally from Bowral, NSW, beginning his professional life as a poultry farmer and small businessman. Following several years as a Research Officer in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics he served as both Member for Macarthur and Werriwa in the Australian Parliament. From 1983-1993 Hon. Kerin was the Minister for Primary Industry, Primary Industries and Energy, Transport and Communications and Trade and Overseas Development. From 1992-2009 he served on various boards for private and public sector organisations such as the Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation. Currently serving as the Chair of the Poultry CRC board, John Kerin holds Honorary Doctorates in Agricultural Science, Science and Letters from UNE, UTas and UWS respectively.
MAIN THEMES - MONDAY 18th - WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2013
Calcium and Phosphorus in Poultry Nutrition
Prof. Markus Rodehutscord is professor of animal nutrition and head of the Institute of Animal Nutrition at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. The focus of his group in research is on amino acid and phosphorus metabolism in livestock and related aspects on feed evaluation. Markus is chair of the Standing Committee on Nutrient Requirements of the Society of Nutritional Physiology in Germany and a member of the Working Group 2 (Nutrition) of the European Branches of the WPSA.
Assoc. Prof. Roselina Angel is a senior academic in the Animal and Avian Science department at the University of Maryland in the US. A/Prof. Angel was awarded her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Iowa State University in the 1980s and has been an active research scientist in poultry nutrition ever since. A/Prof. Angel is the recipient of several industry and academic awards including the American Feed Industry Poultry Nutrition Research Award in 2007. Her research interests centre on poultry nutrition and in particular the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Her work is both basic and applied and A/Prof. Angel works closely with the poultry industry as a consultant and research partner. A/Prof. Angel is a very well respected research scientist and is in considerable demand as a conference speaker, research student advisor and collaborator.
Energy and Protein as Macronutrients for Poultry
Prof. Stephen Simpson is the Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney. Steve returned to Australia in 2005 as an ARC Federation Fellow after 22 years at Oxford where he was Professor of Entomology and Curator of the University Museum of Natural History. Before that he had undertaken his PhD at the University of London, and his undergraduate degree and Honours at the University of Queensland. Together with colleague David Raubenheimer, Steve has developed an integrative modelling framework for nutrition (the Geometric Framework), which was devised and tested using insects but has since been applied to a wide range of organisms, from slime moulds to humans, and problems, from aquaculture and conservation biology to the dietary causes of human obesity and ageing. In addition to nutritional biology, Steve’s research on locusts has led to an understanding of locust swarming that links chemical events in the brains of individual insects to landscape-scale mass migration. Steve has been Visiting Professor at Oxford, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Arizona, and Guest Professor at the University of Basel. In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, in 2008 he was awarded the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, in 2009 he was named NSW Scientist of the Year, and in 2010 he was named as the Wigglesworth Medallist by the Royal Entomological Society of London. Steve took up the Academic Directorship of the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney in April, 2012. He is also the presenter of a four-part documentary for ABC TV, Great Southern Land, to be aired in August/September 2012.
Prof. Rob Gous is an Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa having retired at the end of 2007 after 37 years of service. His main research interests are measuring nutritional responses and simulation modelling in poultry and pigs. He is a trustee of both the Protein Research Foundation and the Baynesfield Trust, and he is the head of the research portfolio committee of the South African Pork Producers Organisation. He is chairman of the South African Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association and is also one of the five vice-presidents of the Association. His research over the past 20 years has involved the development of simulation models that predict food intake and growth of broilers and pigs. These models are being used successfully around the world both commercially and in research institutes. As part of his engagement with the wider community, Prof Gous is a founder member of the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute, whose purpose is to train prospective poultry managers by providing them with the skills needed to manage people, finances, poultry operations and even themselves. Prof. Gous has published heavily in international peer reviewed journals over the past 40 years and has supervised and co-supervised dozens of postgraduate students, many of whom have gone on to very successful international careers in the protein production industry.
Prof. Hank Classen has spent most of his career at the University of Saskatchewan, where he has advanced through the ranks to Full Professor and also has served as Head of the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Dr. Classen’s research interests are in the areas of poultry nutrition and management. His nutritional research has focused on feed ingredients (nutritional value, anti-nutritional factors and processing) and feeding programs. Management research has more recently emphasized animal welfare issues including the impact of light (broilers), beak trimming (laying hens), toe trimming (turkeys) nutritional manipulation of behaviour (laying hens, broiler breeders) and transportation (broilers).
Proteases for Poultry
Dr Luis Romero is originally from Colombia, where he graduated from Animal Science and worked for four years as a Production Manager in broiler breeder and broiler grandparent operations. He obtained his PhD in Animal Science at the University of Alberta in Canada, where he studied the bio-economic linkages between broiler breeder and broiler chicken production operations. This project involved modelling of energy partitioning in animals, nutrition, reproductive physiology, as well as production economics. In 2008, he joined Danisco Animal Nutrition as a scientist based in the UK, where he worked in the development of new enzymatic solutions for corn and wheat based diets in poultry and swine, which included proteases, interactions between carbohydrases and proteases, and nutritional effects probiotics. In 2011, he became a leader of a research group on applications of biotechnology in animal nutrition.
Dr Christos Antipatis was born in Greece in 1969. After finishing his undergraduate degree in Agriculture with specialization in Animal Science in 1992 he worked for 2 years in the animal farming Industry in his home country, Greece. After this work experience he continued his education abroad and obtained an MSc in Animal Nutrition and a PhD in Nutrition and Physiology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. During these postgraduate studies he worked with animal nutrition topics. After that he spent 3 years as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the renowned Rowett Research Institute, Scotland. Since 2001 he has been working with DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. First he worked in Switzerland where he fulfilled various positions such as Global Marketing, Business Development, Product and Alliance Manager. In 2009 he moved to Singapore. He started as the Regional Manager Asia Pacific and China for New Business Development, Animal Nutrition and Health. Since July 2010 he is the Marketing Director, Asia Pacific.
Emerging Diseases and Poultry Health
Dr Daniel Venne is the son of a poultry veterinarian born in a high density poultry producing area in the province of Quebec in Canada. He spent much of his student life working in many areas of poultry production from washing barns to slaughter plant work. In 1990 Daniel graduated from University of Montreal with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and then conducted an externship in poultry medicine at the PDRC of the University of Georgia. This he followed, in 1993, with a M. Sc. through the faculty of veterinary medicine of the University of Montreal in the department of pathology and microbiology. Daniel holds a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (1993). He has worked as a poultry technical supervisor for Quebec at Shur Gain (now owned by Maple Leaf Foods). Subsequently he became vice president of technical services and R&D in Canada for the Merial Select line of poultry vaccines. Since 1999 he has worked as Veterinarian for Scott Hatchery, responsible for health programs for breeders and broiler clients and R&D programs. Daniel is a Lecturer at the faculty of veterinary medicine of the University of Montreal and also teaches at the Superior education course at the Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort in Paris, France.
Daniel has made important inputs into Canadian poultry industry initiatives such as the discipline committee of the Ordre des médecins veterinaries du Québec (OMVQ), and has been vice-president of the association of veterinarians in animal industry (AVIA) for Québec, and the Canadian association of poultry veterinarians (CAPV). Daniel is currently a member of the provincial sentinel veterinarian committee for poultry diseases and the poultry committee of the Quebec association of cereal and nutrition industries (AQINAC). His current interests are the judicious use of antibiotics; maximizing profitability through lesion scoring and biochemical profiling; maximizing reproductive performance; the use of thermography in assessing brooding management and immunity with a particular interest in antibody half-life and vaccination.
Dr David Swayne is a veterinarian (University of Missouri), with MSc (University of Missouri) and PhD (University of Georgia) in Veterinary Pathology. Since 1987, his personal research has focused on pathobiology and control of avian influenza with over 247 peer-reviewed publications and over 223 invited presentations. He has served as a faculty member at The Ohio State University (1987-1994) and is currently Director of the US Department of Agriculture’s in house high biocontainment laboratory for research on exotic, emerging and endemic viral diseases of poultry (1994-present); i.e. Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory. In 2011, he completed a 16 month sabbatical to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), conducting a global assessment of avian influenza control programs, especially the role of vaccines. He is the editor of the international text “Avian Influenza”, editor-in-chief of the 13th edition of “Diseases of Poultry”, and associate editor for 2 journals: Veterinary Pathology, and Influenza and Other Respiratory Pathogens.