Hans H. Stein is a professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois, USA, where he directs 12 Graduate students, two post-doctoral Research Fellows, two research managers, and four visiting scholars. His research focuses on feed ingredient evaluation, digestibility of energy and nutrients by pigs, and development of systems for accurate diet formulation. He maintains a website (http://nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu) that disseminates results of his research in terms of publications, podcasts, research reports, and press releases.
Dr. Stein has authored or co-authored 242 peer-reviewed publications and he has given invited presentations on nutrition in 44 countries. He was a member of the committee that wrote the 11th revised edition of Nutrient Requirements of Swine (NRC, 2012) and he has served as the external examiner at PhD student defenses in Canada, Australia, Spain, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Norway, and Denmark. In 2017, he was named an Honorary member of the Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists, and in 2018, he was appointed an Honorary Professor at the National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.
Dr Mateos holds a B.S in Animal Production from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, D.V.M in Veterinary Science from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a PhD in Veterinary Science from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a PhD in Animal Science (Poultry) from Iowa State University, USA. He worked for the industry in Spain and in the USA as Technical and Product Manager of American Cyanamid Company (Wayne, NJ) and as Technical Manager, Chief Nutritionist, and Feed Mill Manager of one of the biggest Coops in Spain.
Currently, he is Professor of Animal Science at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has published 135 papers in SCI Journals and given more than 460 lectures in International Congresses and Seminars in more than 30 countries. He was Editor in Chief of the scientific journal Animal Feed Science and Technology (2005-2013) and a member of the Editorial Board of Poultry Science and Animal Feed Science and Technology in the last years. Dr Mateos works as a consultant for the animal feed industry all over the world.
is a Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba. He holds a B.Sc. (Agric) from the University of Nairobi and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in animal nutrition (majoring in poultry and pig nutrition) from the University of Guelph. Dr. Nyachoti’s current research focuses on nutrition and gut health in the non-ruminant, energy and nutrient (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) utilization, and feed ingredient evaluation. He has served on Editorial Boards of several journals including Journal of Animal Science and British Journal of Nutrition. His current publication record includes 240 peer-reviewed journal articles and he has given 76 invited presentations in 19 countries. In 2005 and 2013, Dr. Nyachoti won the Canadian Society of Animal Science Pfizer Young Scientist Award and Award for Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Sciences, respectively, as well as Merit Awards for Research excellence from the University of Manitoba in 2006, 2010 and 2013.
Markus Rodehutscord is a professor of animal nutrition in the Institute of Animal Science at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. The research of his group is on amino acid and mineral metabolism of livestock including poultry and related aspects of feedstuff evaluation. A focus of the work is on characterizing variation of different criteria of feedstuff evaluation and exploring possibilities to predict this variation. To date, Dr. Rodehutscord has completed supervision of 34 doctoral students and co-authored 200 original peer-reviewed journal publications. Dr. Rodehutscord 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 Federation of Branches of WPSA. From 2010 to 2016 he served as a Section Editor for Metabolism and Nutrition of Poultry Science. The Poultry Science Association awarded him the 2017 American Feed Industry Association Poultry Nutrition Research Award.
Gloria Casas is a Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá. She received a Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition in 2018 from the University of Illinois where she worked in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory. She also holds a BS degree in Veterinary Science and a Masters degree in Nutrition from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her professional career has focused on swine production and nutrition. She worked for 4 years for a pork company in Colombia and for several years as an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Universidad Nacional in Bogotá. Her responsibilities included teaching several swine production, nutrition and reproduction courses for Animal Science and Veterinary medicine students. Dr. Casas’s research has focused on growth modeling in pigs and evaluation of feed ingredients fed to pigs. Her Doctoral research focused on determining the nutritional value of rice co-products.
Dr. Sulabo is a professor of monogastric nutrition and the Director of the Institute of Animal Science at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He received his bachelors degree in Animal Science majoring in poultry nutrition from UPLB, MS in swine nutrition at South Dakota State University, USA, as a Fulbright scholar, and his PhD in swine nutrition at Kansas State University, USA. He then obtained his postdoctorate with two globally respected swine nutrition research groups: the K-State Applied Swine Nutrition Team at Kansas State University and the Hans H. Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His research and extension program at UPLB focuses on applied monogastric nutrition with emphasis on feed ingredient evaluation. Prior to his academic career, he has worked as the head of the research and technology team of one of the largest multinational feed companies in the Philippines and has served as a consultant in the industry for 13 years. He also now serves as the president of the Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists. He has received numerous national awards, including the National Academy of Science and Technology Outstanding Young Scientist in 2014, the 2018 Philippine Society of Animal Science-Philippine Foremost Milling Corp. Outstanding Teacher in Animal Science, and the 2017 Philippine Society of Animal Science-Philchema Inc. Outstanding Animal Nutritionist. Now in his sixth year at UPLB, he has served as major adviser of 13 PhD and 56 Masters Students in monogastric nutrition.
Assist. Prof. Yuwares Ruangpanit graduated her Bachelor and Master in Animal Science from Kasetsart University, Thailand in 1992 and 1995, respectively. She completed her Ph.D. in Nutrition from North Carolina State University in 2004. Currently, she is a lecturer in Mono-gastric animal nutrition at Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaengsaen, Kasetsart University, Thailand. Her research of interest is poultry nutrition management and feed additive application to improve health and product quality of mono-gastric animal under tropical conditions. Nutritional evaluation and application of alternative energy and protein sources for poultry and swine, especially, a high fiber by-product from Agro-industry. Her responsible research also involves in the egg value-added for human health and well-being.
Ester Vinyeta is Global Nutrition & Formulation Manager in Innovation Team at Trouw Nutrition (Nutreco) in The Netherlands since January 2018. She graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Biology and Environmental Sciences from Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1988 and 1996, respectively. She started her professional career as a Lecturer and Researcher at Agricultural Polytechnic School at Universitat de Vic, Spain (1991-2002). From there she moved to the feed business and was the Animal Nutritionist and Technical Director for Feed mills at Esporc S.A., Spain (2002-2008). From 2009 to 2011 she was the senior Researcher & Consultant at Schothorst Feed Research, The Netherlands (2009-2011), where she focused on feedstuff evaluation, nutrient digestibility, animal performance and feed additives. From 2011 to 2014 she was the Animal Nutrition Manager at the Feed Business Unit in Bühler AG, Switzerland, where she was in charge of innovation projects with focus on the impact of feed technology on animal performance and health. During this period, she also taught at the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT). She later became species Leader Swine at Delacon Biotechnik GmbH in Austria (Mar 2014-Dec 2017), being responsible for new product development, product management, and customer technical service for swine.
Her current focus in Trouw Nutrition is implementation of nutritional values of feed and premix ingredients, development of new nutritional concepts, formulation standards and feed/premix technology and manufacturing processes at global and regional levels.
Tanawong Maison is assistant vice president in Feed Technology Office, Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand. He got the scholarship from C.P. Group in 2010 to study swine nutrition research in Dr.Hans H. Stein lab, and he received Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Currently, Dr.Maison is working on swine nutrition research including performance trials in commercial scale, digestibility research and special projects. He has an experience with research areas in breeder sow, nursery pig and growing-finishing pig including nutritional value evaluation in ingredients. His works earned CEO awards as innovative projects that impact to the business of the company. Tanawong is also the instructor teaching classes in Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM).