|Ilias Chantziaras is a veterinarian who graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece. He obtained a post-graduate diploma in Veterinary Public Health and worked as a researcher in the same faculty. He has worked for the Greek Organization of Milk and Meat, the Greek Inspection Authority of EU Agricultural Policy Aid Schemes, the Greek Army Forces and as a practicing veterinarian. Since October 2012, he is a member of the Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University. He has worked on various research projects including the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in farm animals (in collaboration with the Department of Bacteriology and Poultry diseases), the sustainability of modern pig and poultry farming in Europe, the on-farm biosecurity of pig farms, the set up of a one health evaluation framework etc.. Furthermore, he is a member of the VETCAST subcommittee of EUCAST (by ESCMID) and is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH).|
|Prof. dr hab. Jarosław Dastych is the founder, general director and president of the board of Proteon Pharmaceuticals S.A., an innovative biotechnology company that develops alternatives to antibiotics for use in the area of animal health, plants and people.
Professor Dastych received a PhD title in medical biology at the Medical University of Lodz in 1991 and began his scientific career at the Lodz branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He worked for several years at the US National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda in the USA, then returned to Poland and in 2000 he founded the first research laboratory at the newly established International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. In 2005, prof. Dastych created Proteon Pharmaceuticals Company.
Prof. Dastych’s research interests are: immunology, toxicology and molecular biology, but also the development of new diagnostic tools and the elimination of bacterial diseases by means of bacteriophages and related solutions. He coordinated twelve co-financed by the European Union research and development projects with a total value exceeding EUR 4 million. He is the author of over 40 publications in international scientific journals and a co-author of 4 patents in the field of biotechnology.
|Prof. dr hab. Sylwester Świątkiewiczis an employee of the National Research Institute of Animal Production at the National Research Institute in Krakow. His scientific activity concerns various aspects related to the farm animals (especially poultry) feeding and food science. The most important research directions are: ♦ Evaluation of the nutritional value and practical utility of various sources of protein, energy and other nutrients in poultry nutrition, ♦ Analysis of the impact of nutritional factors on the efficiency of rearing, physiological status and welfare of chicken broilers and laying hens, ♦ Mineral feeding of poultry, including assessment of the usefulness of various macro- and micronutrient sources and shaping the quality of eggshells and skeletons in intensively reared birds, ♦ Determining the influence of dietary factors on the quality of poultry products, including nutritional evaluation of dietary values of meat and eggs, ♦ Optimization of poultry feeding in ecological rearing conditions, ♦ Evaluation of the influence of dietary factors on the coccidiosis infection progress in chickens broilers, including the analysis of the effectiveness of natural alternatives to coccidiostats in feed, ♦ Determining the safety of feed from genetic modified plants in the diet of farm animals, including the assessment of the effectiveness of post-extraction replacement of soy meal (GMO) with alternative protein sources.
The published scientific achievements include a total of about 420 items, including about 150 original and review papers in peer-reviewed journals.
|Jeroen Dewulf is a full professor in Ghent University at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Merelbeke.He graduated in 1998 as a veterinarian from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University, Belgium. He immediately started working as researcher at the Herd health department of the faculty. In 2002 he finished his PhD on the epidemiology and control of classical swine fever. In that same year he received a master of science degree in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands (Cum Laude). He became diplomat in the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2005.
Since 2006 he is associated professor in Veterinary Epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University. In 2014 he was appointed as full professor in Veterinary Epidemiology. His main research interests are quantitative epidemiology and control of zoonoses with a specific emphasis on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use in animal production as well as the prevention of epidemic and endemic diseases with a focus on the application of biosecurity measures.
His research focus on prevention of endemic and epidemic diseases through biosecurity biosecurity measures and animal health aspects that may influence public health such as antimicrobial use and resistance in animals as well as zoonotic infections. He is the head of the Veterinary Epidemiology Unit and is supervising over 10 PhD students who are doing research in the field of veterinary epidemiology. He is (co-)author of over 270 A1 publications in the field of veterinary epidemiology with a H-index of 38.
He is the principal author of the annual Belgian report on antimicrobial consumption in animals (BelVetSac) and is member of the European Surveillance on Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) network and chair of the JPI-AMR network on quantification of antimicrobial consumption in animals at herd level. Since 2009 he is member of the scientific committee of the Belgian federal food Agency and is the founder and chair of board of the center of expertise on antimicrobial use and resistance in animals (AMCRA) in Belgium. He is also the author of the book “biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine” as well as the book “8 myths on antimicrobial resistance disproved, practical guide for reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry”
|Dr Tim Goossen studied Biotechnology at Ghent University (Belgium), and subsequently worked as an academic researcher in the Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Antwerp. He then moved to the KU Leuven, where he took up a doctoral project on neurodevelopment in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2010, he joined Nutriad to work as an R&D Engineer. Four years later, he became Business Development Manager of Digestive Performance, a product range dedicated to gut health and animal performance in production animals. From 2019, he will be a Global Technical Manager at Adisseo, supporting the Health by Nutrition portfolio.|
|Assoc. Sebastian Kaczmarek Assoc. of agricultural sciences, specialty of zootechnics. Sebastian Kaczmarek is an assistant professor in Poznań University of Life Sciences and a Consultant for Poultry Nutrition in DanHatch Poland S.A. He is an author or co-author of: 36 scientific publications from the JRC list, one academic textbook of Recommendations of Nutrition and Feed Value for Poultry, 25 popular science articles and 2 brochures.
Head of NCN grant (SONATA, 2016-2019) and promoter grant (4973/B/P01/2008/34) contractor in a grant financed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (2016-2021), in the 6th Framework Program (REPLACE) and five other projects.
The auxiliary promoter of one completed doctoral thesis and the open doctoral dissertation promoter. In 2008-2009 he completed an internship at the University of Manitoba, Department of Animal Science.
24.11.2017: Postdoctoral thesis – based on a series of publications “Determinants of variability of digestibility of nutrients and energy metabolism of lupine seeds in chicken broilers feeding”
21.06.2010: PhD thesis “The effect of the grain type and the drying process on the maize nutrition value for broiler chickens”
2005.06.01: Master’s thesis “Alternatives to feed antibiotics in chicken broilers feeding chickens”
|Mark Karimi studied Agriculture Science at The University of Shiraz (Iran) and started his first career as a farm manager. After moving to the UK in 2000, he did his second degree in Food Science at The University of Nottingham. He started working for the biggest poultry producer in the UK, Moy Park in 2005, and became a senior broiler farms manager, responsible for more than 6 million birds on the floor. Working in such an environment, encouraged him to get his Msc degree in Applied Poultry Science from The University of Glasgow and started his new career as a poultry commercial nutritionist. He joined Biomin team as a poultry technical manager in Oct 2016
Mark’s interest is to find the best ways of nutrition and farm management techniques in order to maximizing productivity in commercial poultry farms.
|Diarmaid Kirby Livestock production general manager in Western Brand Ltd, UK.
Diarmaid gained his diploma from poultry science at Harper University in the UK. He started his poultry adventure as a grower of the chickens in his own sheds at home. Since then he is deeply involved in the poultry industry, working as general manager for Cobb South Africa, and after Monaghan poultry products on the position of agricultural manager and from 2011.
Diarmaid is working for Western Brand as General manager in charge for all livestock production.
|Dr Susanne Kirwan Since 2015 she is a Product Manager Intestinal Health at Kemin Europe N.V. Herentals, Belgium. Responsible for both strategic marketing and day-to-day management of health related products to moneogastric species. Regualrly submitting abstracts to international scientific conference, presented and organising both European and world-wide seminars on health and antibiotic reduction.
From November 2015 to August 2016 she worked as Technical sales at Dr. Eckel GmbH, Niederzissen, Germany. Technical sales of feed additives to feed Europe. Additional: Product management and 1st author & co-author of scientific articles, invited speaker at several international conferences.
From 2011 to 2015 – Sales and Product Development at Dr. Eckel GmbH, Niederzissen, Germany. Sales of speciality feed additives across Europe. Presentation of scientific results and concepts at international and national scientific conferences.
From Nov 2005 to Sept 2006 she was Junior scientist, Galilee Society, Shefa-Amr, Palestine/Israel Project on „Characterization of microbiological populations in anaerobically treated wastewater“ and related microbiological research, paper preparation.
From Sept 2004 to Aug 2005 she worked as Technical consultant, Heritage Nigeria (NGO), Lagos, Nigeria Work with a local producer of day old chicks for layer and broiler production. My areas of focus were to implement the hygiene protocols, as well as re-establishing broiler parent flocks (previously discontinued due to health challenges).
From 2006 to 2009 she was a PhD research student in Scottish Agricultural College (SAC), Aberdeen and University of Aberdeen, UK.
In 2004 she graduated as Master of Science in Agrobiology (livestock production), University of Hohenheim, Germany.
|Rik Koopman From June 2011 to the present he has been a Global Technical Director Poultry in Global Poultry Business Unit MSD Animal Health.
2009-June 2011 Global Technical Director in Global Poultry Business Unit of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
2008-2009 Global Technical Manager Poultry in Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health
2003- 2008 Technical manager poultry products in Intervet International
1997 – 2003 Technical manager poultry products in Intervet Netherlands
1986- 1997 Poultry veterinarian for Poultry integrations (meat & eggs) of CHV feed mill, large cooperative in the south of the Netherlands.
Meat integration working with: GPS-PS hatchery – PS rearing and production – commercial hatchery – Broilers – processing plant.
Layer integration PS layer – hatchery – rearing and production layers
General poultry health: diagnostics, preventive programs – disease control
implementation on Salmonella monitoring and control programs over the integrations
Veterinarian. In 1985 he finished Poultry health and management course at Poultry Health Centre Doorn + Dep. Poultry diseases, State University Utrecht
In 1986 graduated at State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since 2001 he is a Specialist in Poultry Health. In 2011-2017 he was a Board member of Dutch branch of WPSA. In 1998-2004 he was a Board member of Dutch branch WVPA. In 1994-1997 he was a Member of PVSG EU.
|Piotr Kulikowski Veterinarian. President of the Board and General Director of Indykpol Company from June 23, 1999, previously the Vice-President of the Management Board of the company.
A graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. In 1988 he completed an internship in the USA, and in 1998-1999 post-graduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics in the field of the EU and the Community market.
Related to Indykpol Company Since 1993, thanks to its marketing strategy, the consumption model in Poland has changed to a more healthy one, and the consumption of turkey products in Poland has increased 10 times.
For many years as the Vice President and from June 2018 as the President of the Management Board of the National Poultry Council – Chamber of Commerce, he works for the development of the poultry industry in Poland and its position on the EU market. In the years 2014 -2018 he was the Vice-President of AVEC – an organization gathering companies from the poultry industry in the European Union.
|Ludger Johannes Managing Director at EW Nutrition GmbH, Germany. With more than 25 years of experiences in animal nutrition he specialized 2001 in sales management. Ludger Johannes started his career at EW Nutrition as Country Manager in 2007 and acts since 2010 in the position as Managing Director being responsible for Sales in EU/CIS countries. From 1992 until 2001 he was having different positions in the animal feed industry. Purchase Manager at a leading compound feed producer in Germany, Import – Export Manager of a Premix/Mineralfeed company in the North of Germany. From 2001 until 2007 he was managing the sales and the production of vegetable feed fat blends to the European Feed Industry and has established during that time quality systems, managed global procurement processes from vegetable oil sources in south-east asia for a leading Feed Fat Producer in Germany. Since 2007 until today he contributes the global growth development of EW Nutrition by helping to implement holistic programs for the live stock industry. This to mitigate the impact of AMR and at the same time improving customer profitability|
|Michał Majewski is an employee of the Department of Veterinary Protection of Public Health at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. He graduated in 2012 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. He is a specialist in the hygiene of slaughter animals and food of animal origin. In his professional career, he deals with food safety and veterinary administration, leading classes for students, among others in the field of hygiene of slaughter animals and animal products and he is supervising poultry production. His research concerns the resistance of microorganisms isolated from poultry to antibiotics. He is the author of conference reports and articles on food safety in the professional press. Co-organizer of the conference on veterinary public health protection.|
|Sabine Masching graduated from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and joined Biomin in 2001. After several years in the Research & Development department, where she was involved in different projects dealing with mycotoxin deactivation and the development of probiotics, she changed position to the Competence Center Mycotoxins, where she is working as a Product Manager.
|Dr hab. Monika Michalczuk, associate professor. graduated from the Faculty of Animal Sciences and the Faculty of Economics and Agriculture in Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She obtained the PhD title in agricultural sciences in the field of animal production in 2006, carrying out her work on “The influence of alternative antibiotic growth stimulant on results of broiler chickens performance”. In 2007 she finished postgraduate studies ”Animal Production in Poland after Integration with the European Union”, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Thesis entitled “Combating and reducing the prevalence of Salmonella in line with new EU regulations”). Since 2007, she has been working in the Poultry Breeding Department of the Faculty of Animal Sciences at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The author of 80 scientific papers and 30 popular scientific studies led to the practice of poultry and 40 reports on national and international conferences. Participated in numerous courses and training, among others, in the field: developmental future of food, veterinary requirements regarding direct sale of products of animal origin and regarding production and sale of food products of animal origin within marginal, local and reduced activity, organic production and commercialization of the results of research in the natural sciences. She completed internships in national research Institute and foreign University. Specializes in intensive poultry production systems and developing methods of obtaining new products of animal origin with an increased nutritional value.
Since 2016 she has been the Secretary of the Polish Branch of World’s Poultry Science Association (PB WPSA). She is also a member of the Polish Society of Animal Production and the Polish Society of Food Technologists. For more than two years as a supervisor of the Poultry Breeders Section of the Scientific Circle of Livestock Breeders, the Faculty of Animal Sciences conducts scientific workshops for participants of the Children’s University Foundation.
|Veronika Nagl is Scientist at the BIOMIN Research Center in Tulln (Austria) and leading a research project in the field of mycotoxin toxicology. Veronika Nagl studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Thereafter, she did her PhD in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Mycotoxin Metabolism at the Department of Agrobiotechnology (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna). Her studies focused on the development of LC-MS/MS based biomarker methods to elucidate the metabolism of masked mycotoxins in rats and pigs. After a postdoc period in the same lab, she joined the BIOMIN Research Center in 2014, where her main research topics are the investigation of molecular effects of Fusarium mycotoxins in livestock species and their subsequent utilization for biomarker development with special emphasis on pigs.
|Monika Rogala, DVM, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, SGGW. She is a PhD student at the Division of Avian Diseases of the Department of Pathology and Veterinary Diagnostics. Her doctoral thesis is carried out as part of poultry research in the PROHEALTH project. She is reserching the influence of various forms of vitamin D on health and production parameters of chicken broilers.
|Prof. Ivan Rychlik is a leader of Salmonella research group at the Veterinary Research Institute in Brno, Czechia. His main research interests include interactions between Salmonella and chicken host. Additional activities of his group include characterisation of chicken gut microbiota with special emphasis on the identification of chicken gut microbiota members restricting Salmonella colonisation. He is an Associate professor at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czechia.
Author or coauthor of 188 publications which were 2,806x cited.
|Yannes Sclivagnotis Sciotkas is a molecular biologist (M.Sc.) with over 10 years’ experience in the food and biotech industry. He is currently a development manager at Orion corporation where he actively works with intestinal bacteria.|
|Prof. dr hab. Piotr Szeleszczuk, DVM, a specialist in Diseases of Poultry and Ornamental Birds. Head of Division of Avian Diseases and Department of Veterinary Pathology and Diagnostics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He is an author of nearly 700 scientific publications. He specializes in issues in the field of pathology, treatment and immunoprophylaxis of poultry diseases. His name – as an international expert in this field – is often associated with the serodiagnosis of poultry diseases. Also for several years, he has been implementing the project “WAMSER – Warsaw Academy of Serological Monitoring in Veterinary Epidemiology.” He is the originator and co-organizer of the “Eimeriana Avia” project. Prof. Szeleszczuk’s passion is columbopathology. He is a Polish representative in the Veterinary and Scientific Commission Federation Columbophile Internationale.In the Prohealth Project, he manages the work of the Polish Team.|
|Dsc. eng. Katarzyna Śliżewska, Associate professor Employee of the Institute of Fermentation and Microbiology Technology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of the Lodz University of Technology.
The main topic of the research and research interests are lactic acid bacteria, probiotics human and animal origin, prebiotics and synbiotics. The most important scientific include selection of probiotic strains according to the guidelines of the FAO / WHO and EFSA, characteristics of prebiotic substances and preparations health-promoting (probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic) and assessing their efficacy in clinical trials (in humans and experimental and breeding animals). Among other things, she developed an innovative synbiotic preparation for health prevention for monogastric animals, preventing the occurrence of bacterial diseases and toxin-induced poisoning as well as improving the safety of feeding and the efficiency of animal husbandry. She also conducts research on detoxification of harmful substances, including mycotoxins.
She participated in several projects funded by KBN, MSHE, NCN and NCBiR. In cooperation with the industry takes an active part in the implementation of research, expert opinions and other research and development services on request scientific and economic institutions.
Katarzyna Śliżewska is the Secretary of the Lodz Branch of the Polish Society of Microbiologists and she is a member of the Section of Microbiology and Food Biotechnology, Committee of Food Sciences and Nutrition of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Katarzyna Śliżewska’s scientific achievements include a total of 320 items, with 77 original and review papers published in peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of 11 patents and 5 patent applications. She delivered 51 papers at conferences and seminars, presented 101 posters and 17 presentations at exhibitions and inventions fairs
Katarzyna Śliżewska has been awarded many times by the Rector of the Lodz University of Technology for her achievements in scientific, didactic and organizational work. Also received three awards of the Ministry of Science and High Education for research projects and 2 silver and 6 gold medals at the International Exhibitions of Inventions (in Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Romania and Ukraine).
|Marcin Śmiałek DVM, PhD. Graduated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. He received his diploma in Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and in the same year he began his PhD studies, which he’d finished in 2014 by defending his thesis regarding TRT immunoprophylaxis of turkeys. Since 2014 he is an adjunct at the Department of Poultry Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UWM in Olsztyn, Poland. He is an author or co-author of numerous original and review papers as well as numerous scientific communications presented at domestic and international conferences. Main scientific interests are focused on the immunology of birds in the light of immunoprophylaxis and prevention of chicken and turkeys’ infectious diseases.|
|Prof. dr hab. Sylwester Świątkiewicz
He is an employee of the National Research Institute of Animal Production at the National Research Institute in Krakow. His scientific activity concerns various aspects related to the farm animals (especially poultry) feeding and food science. The most important research directions are: ♦ Evaluation of the nutritional value and practical utility of various sources of protein, energy and other nutrients in poultry nutrition, ♦ Analysis of the impact of nutritional factors on the efficiency of rearing, physiological status and welfare of chicken broilers and laying hens, ♦ Mineral feeding of poultry, including assessment of the usefulness of various macro- and micronutrient sources and shaping the quality of eggshells and skeletons in intensively reared birds, ♦ Determining the influence of dietary factors on the quality of poultry products, including nutritional evaluation of dietary values of meat and eggs, ♦ Optimization of poultry feeding in ecological rearing conditions, ♦ Evaluation of the influence of dietary factors on the coccidiosis infection progress in chickens broilers, including the analysis of the effectiveness of natural alternatives to coccidiostats in feed, ♦ Determining the safety of feed from genetic modified plants in the diet of farm animals, including the assessment of the effectiveness of post-extraction replacement of soy meal (GMO) with alternative protein sources.
The published scientific achievements include a total of about 420 items, including about 150 original and review papers in peer-reviewed journals.
|PhD Tommy Van Limbergen
Bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2009, University of Antwerp.
Master degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2012, Ghent university.
Veterinary practitioner in Belgium and The Netherlands in resp. primary poultry – and pig production during 2012 – 2014.
PhD-researcher at the department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health management. Ghent University. Topic: Risk factors for production diseases (2014 – 2018)
Field of research: Risk factors for production diseases in poultry production as a part of the PROHEALTH-project.
General Manager PEHESTAT (Performance and Health Statistics), a company that offers tailor made advice for poultry farms and industry stakeholders based on specific performance, health and welfare indicators (including statistical analysis). PEHESTAT also coordinates field trials in all types of poultry farms.
PEHESTAT is a Belgian SME that is linked to all major poultry veterinary companies in Belgium and the main diagnostic labs. PEHESTAT collects health and performance data and performs field trials in national and international collaborations.
PEHESTAT covers +/- 70% of Belgian poultry production and also has data from French and Dutch poultry farms.
|Bo Vanbeselaere graduated in 2011 as a Veterinary Doctor from the University of Ghent, Belgium. She works presently as product manager pigs and poultry for CID LINES and is a member of the Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent where she contributes to the Biocheck.Ugent®, a tool to evaluate your on-farm biosecurity. She also develops and organizes training sessions worldwide on the practical implementation of biosecurity systems and products.
|Luca Vandi is working as technical and marketing director for Biomin GmbH (Austria), following Middle East and Africa. He is member of the WPSA. I took his master degree (MSc) in animal nutrition and husbandry at the Bologna University in 1993. After that, he worked as a researcher for 3 years at the same University. In 1995 he worked a year at the Spelderholt research center (The Nederlands). Between 1997 and 2008 he worked as poultry nutritionist at Martini spa, Italian vertical integration. In this period he experienced the poultry diet formulation, raw material evaluation, feed production technology and impact of the nutrition at farm level. Between 2008 and 2010 he worked as technical sales manager at Vetagro spa – Italy, a company leader in lipid-based microencapsulated feed additive production. Between 2010 and 2012 he worked as poultry business manager at Pfizer Italia, following the business of this company in Italy. From 2012 till now he has been working in Biomin GmbH, initially as technical sales manager for poultry sector, and now as technical and marketing director for MEA market.
|Robert F. Wideman, Jr., Ph.D. Professor Robert Wideman began his career at Penn State University, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Poultry Science while teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Physiology, and conducting research related to calcium metabolism and kidney damage in SCWL hens. In 1993 he was recruited as the Distinguished Professor of Poultry Science and Arkansas Poultry Federation Chair at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science. He served as Professor and Associate Director of the Center of Excellence while continuing to teach physiology and conduct research focused on pulmonary hypertension syndrome (ascites) and leg weakness/lameness in broilers. Bob has received the Poultry Science Research Award, the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award, and the University of Arkansas John W. White Research Award. He was elected Fellow of the Poultry Science Association in 2008. He served on the Board of Directors of the Poultry Science Association and was the President of the Federation of Animal Science Societies from 2001 to 2002. He was Section Editor for the Physiology, Endocrinology and Reproduction section of the Poultry Science journal for seven years. Bob has published 22 review articles and book chapters, over 200 refereed journal articles, 100 technical or poultry industry articles, and he has four U.S. patents. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Gamma Sigma Delta National Honor Societies. In 2015 he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Poultry Science and holds an ongoing 20% research appointment in the Division of Agriculture.|