Speakers 2016

Speaker

Marinus te Pas

Marinus te Pas is a graduate from Leiden University in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Animal Physiology (1985) and received his PhD (Molecular Biology) from Leiden University in 1991. He presently is a senior scientist at WageningenUR in molecular genomics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. He is also visiting professor at DaLi University, P.R. China, supervisor at the Department of Animal Sciences of the Yunnan Agricultural University, P.R. China, and at present he supervises 2 PhD students at the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Jastrzębiec, Poland. He is Academic Editor of PLOS ONE.

Marinus te Pas specializes in developing biomarkers for the monitoring and prediction of biomarkers for livestock traits varying from pork quality, milk quality related to diet and housing conditions, reproduction success in cattle by early detection of pregnancy, overtraining response in horses, and metabolic disease in humans using pigs as an animal model. He has a broad interest in investigating biological mechanisms underlying livestock health and production traits. He has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and edited 2 book.

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Address:

Wageningen UR Livestock Research,
PO Box 338,
6700AH Wageningen,
Netherlands

Contact:

Phone: +31 0 317 480522
Email: marinus.tepas@wur.nl




Speaker

Jeff Brady

Dr. Brady graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Genetics in 2006 and accepted a position at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Stephenville, Texas, where he is now a Research Scientist. In 2014 he began a joint teaching appointment with Tarleton State University in the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences where he is an Assistant Professor. His research interest in genes controlling flowering in cereals has led to a patent on genetic pathways that delay flowering in Sorghum bicolor. The technology has been licensed to Ceres, Inc., to produce high-biomass biofuel sorghums in the United States. He has been an active member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Phytopathological Society.

In addition to the genetics of flowering, his diverse research projects include work on Pierce’s disease of winegrape, which is now threatening European vineyards; biocontrol of red-imported fire ant using a microsporidian parasite; and pathogen transmission between native bees and honeybees. Recent research has focused on massively parallel sequencing to understand changes to soil and water microbiomes due to agricultural production practices, in addition to studies documenting the impacts of varied feeding regimes on the rumen microbiome.

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Address:

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

Contact:

Phone: +1 254 968 9221
Email: Jeff.Brady@ag.tamu.edu




Speaker

János Felföldi

János Felföldi is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Hungary. He is the head of the Institute of Applied Informatics and Logistics. He holds a university diploma in agronomy (gricultural engineer) and an MSc in Economics. After graduation he got a job as a business organisation developer, then he gained a five year experience as managing director for an agri-food trading company. He earned his PhD in Management and organisational sciences at the University of Debrecen. He is currently teaching and conducting research work in the Department of Logistics management.

His teaching work is related to mainly supply chain management, farm business management, and business administration. His research fields are connected with product and supply netchains, business relationships in agri-food sector, with special attention to fruit and vegetable sector, and producer organizations in agriculture. János Felföldi is a member of Public Body of Agro-economics Board, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a member of editorial board of the journal Studies in Agricultural Economics, AKI, Hungary.

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Address:

University of Debrecen,
H-4032 Debrecen,
Egyetem tér 1, Hungary

Contact:

Phone: +36 52526904
Email: felfoldi.janos@econ.unideb.hu




Speaker

Gregorio García Fernández

Dr. Gregorio García Fernández graduated from Murcia University with a Ph.D. in Plant Biology in 1998 and accepted a position at the Technical University of Cartagena, Murcia –Spain-, where he is now an Assistant Professor. In 1998 he had a postdoctoral position in the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), in Madrid, and in 2001 he moved to the Technical University of Cartagena and started his research and teaching activity in the Soil Science Unit. His research interest in soil remediation and restoration, polluted and degraded soils, soil decontamination, heavy metals pollution, polluted soils management, environmental health and soil pollution, environmental dynamics of soil pollutants and phytoremediation has led to a solid and prolific research career on these topics.

His scientific production includes 1 patent and a total of 198 publications (papers in JCR journals, in professional journals and in other publications, research book chapters, chapters of congress books with ISBN, full scientific books as author, complete scientific books as editor, contributions to international conferences and contributions to national congress. Respect to research projects, contracts and agreements with government and enterprises, quote 49 projects, contracts and agreements (international, national and regional), research agreements with regional administration and enterprises, and contracts with enterprises and governments. Scientific referee for more than 22 JCR journals and Science Evaluation Projects agencies (Spain, Poland, Argentina).

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Address:

Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT),
Paseo de Alfonso XIII,
48. E-30203 Cartagena, Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 968 325755
Email: gregorio.garcia@upct.es




Speaker

Dariusz Piesik

D.Sc. Dariusz Piesik was awarded the degree of habilitated doctor (D.Sc.) in 2009 at the UTP University of Science and Technology; dissertation “Feeding effect of Oulema melanopus L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larvae and beetles on volatile organic compounds released by wheat (Triticum aestivum L. emend. Fiori et Paol.) and the reaction of imagines on these components”. In 2010 until present D. Piesik was accepted an Associate Professor position at UTP, Department of Entomology and Molecular Phytopathology.

Foreign internships: 1999 - the Danish government fellowship for the stay in the National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Silkeborg, Denmark, 2002-2003 - the United States (Montana State University, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Bozeman, Montana. He was supported for this stay by the Stefan Batory Foundation and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2005-2007 - France (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, INRA-Versailles-Grignon). The 2-year sabbatical in France was financed from the 6th Framework Programme (Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (EIF), project number MEIF-CT-2005-514931). Scientific grants: 7th Framework Programme (Marie Curie European Reintegration Grants, ERG, project number MERG-CT-2007-200265), the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, project number 1648/B/P01/2010/39. Last 5 years: D.Sc. Dariusz Piesik has published 29 publications (papers in JCR journals and others) and participated in 21 conferences, promoted 3 PhDs, and participated in 5 ERASMUS teaching in a framework of the ERASMUS staff mobility.

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Address:

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

Contact:

Phone: +48 52 374 9361
Email: dariusz.piesik@utp.edu.pl




Speaker

Jerzy Próchnicki

Ph.D.,Eng. Jerzy Próchnicki graduated from the Department of Animal Science at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In 1980–1991, he held managerial positions in cattle pedigree breeding establishments in Lower Silesia. Jerzy Próchnicki published a series of articles and studies on forage preservation, reduced tillage, optimisation of fertilising and protection of cereal crops. He defended his doctoral thesis in 1993 at the Department of Crop Production of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In 1992–2006, he held several positions at Bayer Sp. z o.o. and Bayer AG – both as a person responsible for organisation of the Crop Protection research department in Poland and as the Global Regulatory Manager at the Company’s Headquarters.

Since 2007, as the Director of the Development and Registration Department at Bayer CropScience in Poland, Jerzy Próchnicki has been responsible for organisation of domestic scientific research, development of new projects in field experimenting, validation of decision-making support systems, technologies protecting the environment against contamination with plant protection products and introducing the principles of sustainable agriculture into practice.

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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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