Adapting the feed, the animal and the feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems
Adapting the feed, the animal and the feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems

Save the date! Feed-a-Gene & SAPHIR stakeholder session at EAAP 2018

Feed-a-Gene and SAPHIR, both EU H2020 research programmes, will hold a joint stakeholder session during the next EAAP annual meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Animated by Jaap van Milgen and Marie-Hélène Pinard-van der Laan, this session will present some promising results for the future of animal productions. Don't miss this stakeholder meeting on 30th August 2018!

Multi-disciplinary approaches for improving sustainable livestock production: research needs, opportunities and difficulties

During this session several speakers from both consortia will present their research, followed by presentations from stakeholders about innovations and expectations. Panel discussions will cover opportunities and difficulties of multi-disciplinary and multi-actor approach researches and user application needs.

Venue: 30th August 2018, 8:30-18:00, Hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik, Room Olipa 4. In order to attend this session it is necessary to register for the EAAP conference.


  •  Multi-disciplinary approaches to livestock production, M.H. Pinard - van der Laan & J. van Milgen
  • Twists and turns of interdisciplinary work in research projects: conditions and achievements, M. Cerf
  • Detection and characterization of response of growing pigs to perturbations by using feed intake, H. Nguyen Ba
  • Layers response to suboptimal diet through phenotypes and transcriptomes changes in four tissues, F. Jehl
  • The socio-economic evaluation of vaccines in livestock systems, C. Bellet
  • What potential of genome-wide integrative approaches to predict vaccine responses, C. Rogel-Gaillard
  • Effect of heat stress on fecal microbiota composition in swine, M. Le Sciellour
  • Immune responses after administration of innovative Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae bacterins in pigs, D. Maes

Panel discussion 1: Opportunities/Difficulties of multi-disciplinary and multi-actor approach researches with invited speaker Marianne Cerf

  • Innovations for sustainable animal nutrition, L. den Hartog
  • Expectations of poultry breeding industry from research projects, J. van Arendonk
  • The importance of research for developing standards to control animal diseases: the role of the IOE, S. Messori
  • Effects of protein restriction on rumen metagenome and metabolic profile in Holstein, S. Costa
  • Genetic and environmental influence on colostrum quality and absorption in Swedish dairy cattle, J.M. Cordero-Solorzano
  • A systems genetics approach reveals potential regulators of feed efficiency in pigs, Y. Ramayo-Caldas
  • The PEGaSus project: Phosphorus efficiency in Gallus gallus and Sus scrofa, C. Gerlinger
  • Why farmers adopt environmental practices? The case of French dairy farms, T.T.S. Siqueira

Panel discussion 2: User application needs with invited speakers Jean-Christophe Audonnet and Pieter Knap

Stakeholder platform

Do want to take part in Feed-a-Gene? Register on the Stakeholder Platform!

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