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Alltech focuses on surviving turbulent times

As concerns over safety in the agri-food chain continue to mount globally, Alltech has announced that its 2009 European Lecture Tour will address the umbrella theme of "Surviving Turbulence: Turning Crisis into Opportunity". The global animal health and nutrition company's annual tour, which begins on the 2nd February in Cork, Ireland, will visit 32 locations across Europe and Northern Africa before concluding in Casablanca, Morocco on the 20th February.

"We live in a world of crisis - from financial market instability to feed and food safety scares. Recent volatility and inconsistency in the agri-feed industry has lead to global unease. During the course of this, our 23rd, European Lecture Tour, I look forward to sharing and discussing ways in which our industry can emerge stronger from these turbulent times and turn current crises into opportunities", said Alltech's Founder and President, Dr. Pearse Lyons.

Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Global Mycosorb Manager, Alltech, and Dr. Alexandros Yiannikouris, Coordinator of Glycomics Research, Alltech, will discuss the new challenges posed by mycotoxins and look at moving towards a quantifiable solution. It is estimated that over 25% of the world's grains are contaminated by mycotoxins and as such these compounds pose a serious threat to animal health and performance.

'The Nutrigenomics basis of antioxidants' will be the subject of the presentation given by Dr. Peter Surai, Head of Antioxidant Research, Alltech, and Dr. Richard Murphy, European Research Coordinator, Alltech. Here, Dr. Surai and Dr. Murphy will provide new insights into improving animal performance by studying the effect of nutrition on gene expression.

For 22 years, Alltech's annual European Lecture Tour (ELT) has served as a platform to present cutting edge research and to addresses topical industry issues. For further information, log on to www.alltech.com/elt.

Dates and locations for the 2009 European Lecture Tour are as follows:
2nd February:  Cork, Ireland
                        Naas, Ireland
                        Belfast, Northern Ireland

3rd February:   Manchester, England
                        Rennes, France

4th February:    S-Martens-Latem, Belgium
                        Munster, Germany

5th February:     Utrecht, Netherlands
                         Billund, Denmark

6th February:     Bergen, Norway  
                         Helsinki, Finland

7th February:     Tartu, Estonia 

9th February:     Saint Petersburg, Russia
                         Riga, Latvia

10th February    Vilnius, Lithuania
                          Warsaw, Poland

11th February:    Kiev, Ukraine
                          Bucharest, Romania

12th February:    Izmir, Turkey
                          Thessaloniki, Greece

13th February:    Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
                          Belgrade, Serbia

14th February:    Banja Luka, Bosnia

16th February:    Budapest, Hungary
                          Nitra, Slovakia

17th February:    Brno, Czech Republic
                          Zagreb, Croatia

18th February:    Modena, Italy
                         Augsburg, Germany

19th February:    Barcelona, Spain
                          Lisbon, Portugal

20th February:    Casablanca, Morocco

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