Speakers 2015

Speaker

Donald Greg McGahan

Associate Professor Donald G. McGahan is a graduate of the University of California Davis. Since 2008 he has worked at Tarleton State University in the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences. He also has an appointment with the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Research Center at Stephenville, Texas He has received recognition from the Governor of Texas for active cooperation and contributions to the United States Department of Agricultures eff ort to Soil Survey Texas US. He is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and since 2011 has served as an Associate Editor for Soil Horizons Journal. Since 2013 he has been a Tarleton State University Faculty Fellow and is active in faculty development and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). As pedologist and biogeochemist his interest include identifying systematic variation in soil morphology from soil genesis using relationships with climate, vegetation and biological organisms, geomorphology, and geology.

He is know to use multiple low and high technology tools to investigate soil and soil mineralogical alterations and relate these as vital to addressing landscape scale issues. This knowledge of soil “in the environment” and “of the environment” is applicable to site-specific soil management(s) including both land use for agricultural, and land use for non-agricultural soils and soil uses.

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Address:

Tarleton State University,
1333 W. Washington Ave,
Stephenville, Texas 76402, USA

Contact:

Phone: +1 254 968 9701
Email: mcgahan@tarleton.edu




Speaker

Agnieszka Blitek

Agnieszka BLITEK, Ph.D., D.Sc., is an Associate Professor, head of the Department of Hormonal Action Mechanisms in the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn. The main scientific interests of the Department are mechanisms involved in the regulation of the estrous cycle and embryo-uterine interactions during early pregnancy in pigs.

Dr. Blitek has been focused on identification of markers of endometrial receptivity for implantation, understanding the role of prostacyclin and its receptors during pregnancy establishment, as well as examining the effect of exogenous gonadotropins used to induce/synchronize estrus on the uterine preparation for implantation in the pig. She is currently studying the role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) during porcine implantation and placentation.

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Address:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food,
Research of Polish Academy of Sciences
Bydgoska Street 7,
10-243 Olsztyn, Poland

Contact:

Phone: +48 89 539 31 60
Email: a.blitek@pan.olsztyn.pl




Speaker

Aziz Gül

Assistant Professor Dr. Aziz Gül graduated from the University of Sütçü Imam in Turkey. Since 2000 he is a scientific worker at Mustafa Kemal University in Hatay. In his scientific work focuses on the beekeeping, mainly on honey analysis and cryopreservation of bee semen. Apart from beekeeping his main areas of research are also queen rearing, artificial insemination of bees queen, bee breeding and bee product.

The results of these research were published in many scientific national and international journals. Since 2012, he is manager of Beekeeping and Silkworm Research Center of Mustafa Kemal University in Hatay. He is also Editor of a scientific journals of Mustafa Kemal University Agriculture Faculty Journal. Moreover he is adviser of Hatay Beekeeping Association.

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Address:

Mustafa Kemal University
Tayfur Sökmen Kampüsü,
(31001) Alahan-
Antakya/HATAY, Turkey

Contact:

Phone: +90 0536 447 2130
Email: agul@mku.edu.tr




Speaker

Dariusz Pańka

D.Sc. Dariusz Pańka is an Associate Professor in the UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz. Since 1994 he works as a plant pathologist in the Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology. He is a Head of the Sub-Department of Molecular Phytopathology. His area of expertise are endosymbiotic associations of microbial fungi with grasses and other plants, plant-pathogen interactions, plant protection from diseases. His research focuses on mechanisms of higher resistance of plants infected by symbionts to stresses and use of selected endophytes as biological control agents.

Dariusz Panka is an author of numerous publications, project reports, research expertises and journal article revisions. He tightly cooperates with Business. He is graduate of the “TOP 500 Innovators, Science – Management –Commercialization” professional training program of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education at Stanford University, US. Since 2014 he is also the Deputy of the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology for Cooperation with Economy. Dariusz Pańka is a promoter of over 35 BSc and MSc Theses. He serves also as a scientific tutor and supervisor of students from abroad, as part of ERASMUS/ ERASMUS+ program.

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Address:

UTP University of Science and Technology,
Ks. Kordeckiego Street 20,
85-225 Bydgoszcz, Poland

Contact:

Phone: +48 52 374-94-79
Email: Dariusz.Panka@utp.edu.pl




Speaker

Kimberly A. Guay

Dr. Kimberly A. Guay up in Texas and attended Angelo State University earning a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Biology; and M.S. in Animal Science. She then moved to Lubbock, TX to attend Texas Tech University, where she graduated with a Ph.D. Animal Science. After graduation, she stayed at TTU as the director of a newly donated equestrian facility. During that time she managed the University’s herd and helped to develop Texas Tech’s Therapeutic Riding Program for the disabled.

In 2011 Dr. Guay made a change in direction and joined Dr. John McGlone’s Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology and Welfare as a Senior Research Technician. Her projects involved the effects of cross-species pheromones on animal behavior and stress, as well as finding different ways to minimize stress and improve welfare in a variety of species. In 2013 she joined Tarleton State University as an Assistant Professor and continues to teach and investigate stress physiology and behavior.

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Address:

Tarleton State University,
1333 W. Washington,
Stephenville, Texas 76402, USA

Contact:

Phone: +1 806 742-2805, ext 259
Email: kimberly.a.guay@ttu.edu




Speaker

Martin Wähner

Professor Martin Wähner is a graduate of the University of Leipzig in Germany. Since 1995 he is a scientific worker at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Begnburg. In his scientific work focuses on the pigs reproduction, mainly on biotechnical methods for synchronization of heat and estrous cycle. Apart from reproduction his main areas of research are also artificial insemination, housing conditions and evaluation of animal breeding performance (cattle and pigs). The results of these research were published in many scientific national and international journals. Professor shares his knowledge and gained experience as a lecturer at many national and international scientific meetings, symposiums and congresses.

Martin Wähner is a Editor of 2 scientific journals: Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry (Belgrade, Serbia) and REKASAN-Journal. Moreover he is a editorial member of Züchtungskunde (Germany) and Research in Pig Breeding (Czech Republic) journals. He is a member of 3 associations: Pig Breeding Association in Middle Germany, European Association of Animal Production, German Association for Animal Breeding and member of International Congress on Biotechnology in Animal reproduction” (ICBAR) organisation. In his scientific activities cooperates with Canada University of British Columbia in Vancouver, University of Athens in Georgia (US), University in Hanoi (Vietnam), University in Belgrade (Serbia) and University in Marijampole (Lithuania).

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Address:

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences,
Strenzfelder Allee 28,
D – 06406 Bernburg, Germany

Contact:

Phone: +49 3471 355 1222
Email: m.waehner@loel.hs-anhalt.de

Sponsors


“European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas”, The publication co-financed from the European Union funds under the
Technical Assistance measure of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020, from the National Rural Network,
The publication prepared by UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz
The Managing Authority of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020 – the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

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