Invited Speakers for APSS 2017
MAIN THEMES - MONDAY 13th - WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY, 2017
GUT HEALTH & PHYSIOLOGY
Prof. Yuming Guo -
Prof. Todd Applegate is a Professor and Head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia. In that role, he is responsible for recruiting and building teams of faculty and students to effectively respond to challenges affecting Georgia and the global poultry industries through scientific research and technology transfer for efficient and environmentally sustainable production of poultry products while providing for optimal animal well-being.
Prior his current appointment, he served on faculty at Purdue University where his research explored mechanisms of nutrient, pathogen, and mycotoxin interaction within and with the gastro-intestinal tract to ultimately improve nutrient absorption and retention. He has been a member of several national committees including as President of the Poultry Science Association, member of the national (US) Coordinating Animal Nutrition Committee of State Agricultural Experiment Stations, and past-chair of a USDA working group to minimize impact of animal agriculture on the environment.
Dr. Nick Hudson was awarded his PhD through the Zoology department of the University of Queensland in 2003, after traveling from the UK on a Britain-Australia Society funded Northcote Scholarship. Before taking his current position in SAFS at the University of Queensland he worked for the CSIRO in a multi-disciplinary Systems Biology group (2009-2016). Through this group he helped develop methods using various RNA and DNA based biotechnologies to predict phenotypes of commercial importance in cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. He continues to be interested in fostering efficient, environmentally friendly production enterprises using modern 'omics technologies. Nick is also interested in the development, physiology, metabolism and conservation of native Australian species. He was awarded the 2008 DAFF Minister’s Award for Young Scientists and Innovators.
THE CHALLENGE OF LOW PROTEIN DIETS
Dr. Andreas Lemme
ADULT BIRD NUTRITION & MANAGEMENT
Adj. Assoc. 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.
VITAMIN D IN EGGS
Dr. Linda Browning
Prof. Michael Persia
Prof. Mingan Choct