Animal Production 2016 speaker profiles

Alan Tilbrook, Tina Widowski, John Black, Tad Sonstegard and Tim Doran are invited speakers at Animal Production 2016 to be held in Adelaide July 4-7, 2016.

Alan Tilbrook

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 10.31.19 AMProfessor Alan Tilbrook is the Deputy Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre and Research Chief of Livestock & Farming Systems at the South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI). He completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Western Australia, where he was also awarded a Ph.D. in Animal Production. Alan’s major research interests are in endocrinology, particularly endocrinology and neuroendocrinology of male reproduction, and the effects of stress on animal reproduction, behaviour and welfare.

Tina Widowski

Tina-Widowski-PREFERRED_red-2-200x200Dr Tina Widowski is a Professor of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, Canada. She was recently appointed Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair for Poultry Welfare. Tina is an animal welfare scientist, with a particular interest in how the housing and management of farm animals impacts their welfare. She has a background in behaviour and physiology, and her research group has studied some sensitive issues such as transport and handling of market pigs, and euthanasia for piglets and poultry.

John Black

John-Black_0028-17Nov14-2-200x200Dr John Black is owner and Research Management Consultant of John L Black Consulting, where he manages research and development programs for many rural companies. His previous position was as Chief Research Scientist for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He now works across multiple industries including beef cattle, dairy, pig, poultry, grain, fodder, and honeybee.

Tad Sonstegard

Tad-Stonsegard_20160128_090513-2-200x200Dr. Tad Sonstegard is the Chief Scientific Officer for Agriculture at Recombinetics, an agricultural and biomedical genetic technology company. Tad has over 20 years of experience in the field of livestock genetics, with his research focussing on developing and applying genomic tools to improve economically important traits in livestock. Prior to Recombinetics, Tad developed and led genomics projects for the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service’s Animal Genomics & Improvement Laboratory.

Tim Doran

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAaCAAAAJDNiYjQ1YmU2LWFiYzctNDUzOS04NjE3LTZhMzYwMTM2OTk3MgDr Tim Doran is a Group Leader at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity. He attended Monash University receiving a Bachelor of Science with Honours and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Genetics. Dr Doran’s research focus is RNAi as a therapeutic for livestock disease. Dr Doran is a world leader in genetic improvement of poultry health and welfare.

See the conference program here.

For more conference information, visit the Animal Production 2016 conference website.

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