Alltech focuses on surviving turbulent times

09-01-2009 | |

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.

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

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

3rd February:   Manchester,
Rennes, France

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

5th February:     Utrecht,
Billund, Denmark

6th February:     Bergen,
Helsinki, Finland

7th February:     Tartu,

9th February:     Saint Petersburg,
Riga, Latvia

10th February    Vilnius,
Warsaw, Poland

11th February:    Kiev,
Bucharest, Romania

12th February:    Izmir,
Thessaloniki, Greece

13th February:    Stara Zagora,
Belgrade, Serbia

14th February:    Banja Luka, Bosnia

16th February:    Budapest,

17th February:    Brno, Czech Republic
Zagreb, Croatia

18th February:    Modena,
Augsburg, Germany

19th February:    Barcelona,
Lisbon, Portugal

20th February:    Casablanca, Morocco

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