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

Feed-a-Gene Newsletter #2

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Feed-a-Gene newsletter #2

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Welcome to the second Feed-a-Gene newsletter

We are proud to present the second newsletter of the Feed-a-Gene project funded through the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. As we have just finished our second year of the project, we are now at “cruising altitude”. This newsletter summarizes the first – and already significant – results obtained so far, as they were presented at our 2nd Annual meeting held on 26-27 April in Lleida, Spain. A dedicated full-day Feed-a-Gene session will be organized on Wednesday 30 August at the annual EAAP meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. Many Feed-a-Gene communications will be presented there as oral or poster presentations and there will be ample time for interactions with stakeholders. If you plan to attend the EAAP this year, please do not miss our session! We hope that this newsletter will give you a good idea of the progress made in the past two years.

Jaap van Milgen (INRA), Feed-a-Gene project coordinator

Second Feed-a-Gene Annual meeting, Lleida, Spain

The second annual meeting of the Feed-a-Gene project took place on 26-27 April 2017 in Lleida, Spain (Catalonia). It was hosted by Universitat de Lleida, one of the project partners. The meeting was attended by 72 people. The 2-day meeting was the occasion for Feed-a-Gene partners to communicate on the progress made so far and to discuss about the state of advancement and future of the project. Attendees appreciated the excellent organization of the meeting by Dr. Jesús Pomar and his team at Universitat de Lleida. Feed-a-Gene project coordinator Jaap van Milgen (INRA) and project manager Vincent Troillard (INRA Transfert) would like to thank all people at Universitat de Lleida who made this meeting possible and enjoyable.

1st Feed-a-Gene annual meeting, Foulum, 2016

Progress reports for the Feed-a-Gene project

Much progress has been made in the second year of the Feed-a-Gene project. Click on the following links to read the progress reports for each work package.

Lightweight implementation of data management for scientific research projects

During the 2nd annual meeting, Dr François Moreews (INRA) presented the ISA model for managing manage life science, environmental and biomedical experiments, and the SEEK platform, a web-based platform for sharing heterogeneous scientific datasets, models or simulations, processes and research outcomes.

Video: precision feeding system for pigs

Jesús Haro presented the precision feeding system for pigs developed through Feed-a-Gene by Universitat de Lleida and Exafan. The video is now available on Feed-a-Gene's YouTube channel.

Upcoming events

Feed-a-Gene researchers will present communications in the following congresses in 2017.

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Upcoming events

Journées de la Recherche Porcine 2018

6 February 2018 to 7 February 2018, Espace de Reuilly 75012 Paris, France

WCGALP 2018

World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production

11 February 2018 to 16 February 2018, Aotea Centre Auckland, New Zealand