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Profile & Abstract 2018-03-15T09:57:40+00:00

Keynote Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Peter Thomson
Associate Professor in Biometry, The University of Sydney

Title of the Presentation
The digital future: the role of ‘big data’ for agricultural development in the region

Peter Thomson is an Associate Professor of Biometry at The University of Sydney. His academic training was in zoology and statistics. He has spent most of his career teaching applied statistics to agricultural, veterinary and medical audiences. His research background is quite broad, but with a focus on quantitative genetics, and epidemiology, often with a ‘big data’ perspective. However, increasingly, his interests are in international agricultural development, assisting in-country researchers implementing and evaluating their programs, and developing their research skills. He has been involved in development projects and capacity building in Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Tibet, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Presentation Title:
The digital future: the role of ‘big data’ for agricultural development in the region

Making optimal decisions for agricultural improvement should be evidencebased and this requires collection of appropriate data, careful data analysis, and drawing of appropriate conclusions. Until recently, data sets available for this process were often manually collected and processed. However, increasingly, large-scale data sets, known as ‘big data’ are being generated automatically, and this presents new opportunities. Relevant areas of ‘big data’ in the agricultural and animal production sector in particular, are in the area of genomics, mapping, fine-scale climate data, and are often freely available. Utilizing these free resources in particular has a great potential,
particularly counties in the region.

Plenary Speaker

Professor Dr. Defa Li
College of Animal Science and Technology China Agricultural University

Title of the Presentation
Advanced Research on Swine Feed Net Energy System

Brief Background/research interest
Professor Defa Li Specialize in basic theory and application technology development of feed resources. He has constructed data bank and dynamic models of pig feed raw material available nutrients, created the first dynamic models of pig nutrient requirement in China and in charge of reversing feed standard of swine (2004), contributed greatly to animal husbandry and feedstuff industry of China. He has published 205 academic papers and has won National Scientific and Technological Progress Award second class three times, hold 12 China Invention Patent, established or reversed 8 national or industrial standards. He has trained 143 postgraduate and post doctorate and two of his doctor students won prize of National Excellent 100 Doctoral Dissertation.

Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio
Executive Director of Philippine Carabao Centre

Title of the Presentation
Dairy Buffalo Development Program in the Philippines

Brief Background/research interest
Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio started his early career in research as Science Research Specialist I at Philippine Carabao Research and Development Centre Institute of Animal Science, UP Los Baños, College, Laguna (1983-1988). Currently he is an Executive Director of Philippine Carabao Centre. He also is a life member of Philippine Society of Animal Science and Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists where he has served as a President for those society previously. He has been invited as a speaker in many international conferences and seminars and published lots of publication and technical papers on buffalo nutrition and management.

Eimei Sato Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

Title of the Presentation
The global current status in the animal reproduction and biotechnology for improving livestock production in the near future

Brief Background
Professor Emeritus Dr. Eimei Sato started his early career in research as Rockefeller foundation special postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University,
USA. After that, he has been appointed as an Associate Professor at Department of Animal Science, Kyoto University and Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo before becoming a Professor at Tohoku University (1997-2013). He is also a visiting professor for University Malaysia Sabah, (2010) and Distinguished Professor at Tohoku University from 2008 to 2011. He also held a position as President of Japan National Livestock Breeding Center from 2013 to 2017. Prof. Emeritus Dr. Eimei Sato has received many awards such as AAAP Animal Science Award (2006), Medal with purple ribbon, Japanese Government (2009) and Japan Academy Prize (2013) to name a few. He has served as a Presidents of Japanese Society of Animal Reproduction (2003-2005), Japanese Society of Animal Science (2007-2009), Japan Society of Fertilization and Implantation (2006-2010), Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Reproduction and Development (2001-2003), The Council Member, Science Council of Japan(2011-2017), The foreign member, and The
Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (2011-present)

Cheol-Heui YUN, Ph.D.
Professor, Seoul National University

Title of the Presentation
Stress and immune response in livestock

Brief Background
Professor Cheol-Heui YUN grew up in Gwang-ju, a southwest of Republic of Korea. He was educated at the Chonnam National University for B. Sc. and the Seoul National University for his M. Sc. in the area of Animal Nutrition. Professor Yun completed his Ph. D. at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in the area of immune modulation and mucosal immunology. Then, he pursued his professional career at leading research institutes in different region of the world including International Vaccine Institute (IVI, Korea), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, USA), National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) and
Gothenburg University (Sweden) where he undertook research related to stressors, vaccine, infection and host protective immunity. Currently, he serves as editor of a number of societies including World Journal of Immunology, Frontiers in Molecular Innate Immunity, Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Scientific World Journal, Journal of Microbiology, and Science Editing. He was selected and currently serves as a Deputy Editor-in- Chief of Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. He also served as the President of Korean Dendritic Cell Academic Society in the past. Recently, his interest has focused on the action mechanism of (1) stress and modulation of host immune responses, (2) vaccine and adjuvants, and (3) nutritional balance, microbiota and immune modulation.

Yoo Yong Kim, Ph.D.
Professor, Seoul National University

Title of the Presentation
Strategic feeding and nutrition in monogastric animal

Brief Background
Professor Dr. Yoo Yong Kim has been a professor of Seoul National University since 2011. He received PhD degree from The Ohio State University, USA in 1999. He has served more than 25 years on researches, teaching and international collaboration in the field of animal production and sciences. He has achieved outstanding researches in many disciplines of animal sciences including nutritional and practical managements of swine and animal welfare. His current research interest are adaptation of animal welfare in sow’s facility; functional food production in poultry and swine; evaluation of microorganism in GI tract of pig by PCR method; evaluation of nutrients utilization in gilt and sow looking on the reproduction and longevity and many more.

Liang Chou Hsia, Emeritus Professor / Director
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology / Yu Chou Research Institute

Title of the Presentation
New concept:  From practical monogastric animal management to greenhouse gas production.

Brief Background (50 – 100 words)/ research interest
Dr. Liang Chou Hsia has been an emeritus professor of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan since 2013. He builds a new research institute in 2013 and continues to devote himself in researches, farmer extension, and international collaboration. He received PhD degree from Edinburgh University, UK in 1981. He has served more than 40 years on researches, teaching and international collaboration in the field of animal production and sciences. He has achieved outstanding researches in many disciplines of animal sciences including animal production systems, environmental management, animal welfare and nutritional management.