Technical Symposium Speakers

Carolina Probst, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany

The role of wild boar carcasses in African swine fever epidemiology

Dr. Carolina Probst is a veterinarian and currently working as senior scientist at the Institute of Epidemiology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health. Before she switched to the FLI in 2008, she worked at the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo- and Wildlife research in Berlin and at the educational department of the Zoological Garden. Between 2012 and 2015, she was seconded as Agricultural Attaché to the German Embassy in Madrid, Spain. In summer 2015, she returned to the FLI, where she continues investigating the occurrence and spread of infectious diseases in livestock and wildlife, including fieldwork and teaching.

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Chris Thornton, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP)

EU nutrient circular economy policies – opportunities and regulatory challenges for ABPs in fertilisers

Chris Thornton has been working with different sectors of the phosphate industry for 25 years, on nutrient recycling, fertilisers, phosphorus in food and diet, as well as industrial applications.

Chris Thornton today manages the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP, established in 2013 to promote sustainable phosphorus management in Europe. ESPP is a non-profit organisation, funded by its members, which include around 40 different industries (water and waste companies, mineral and organic fertilisers, meat and bone meal ash, chemicals, recycling technologies), knowledge institutes and public establishments. ESPP acts through stakeholder and inter-sectoral industry dialogue, networking, information dissemination and elaboration of joint proposals to policy makers. ESPP is engaged with EU decision making in areas including water protection, fertilisers, the Circular Economy, standards, industrial emissions (BAT), agriculture, raw materials policy, phosphorus footprinting, research and innovation, food and health.

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Marinus van Krimpen, Wageningen Livestock Research

Processed animal proteins can replace soybean meal in broiler diets

After his MSc graduation at Wageningen University (Animal Husbandry), Marinus van Krimpen worked as a nutritionist specialized in pigs and poultry for a feed company. Since 1999, he is appointed as researcher in pig and poultry nutrition at Wageningen Livestock Research. In 2008, he finished his PhD-project regarding the effect of nutritional factors on reducing feather pecking behaviour in laying hens. Since 2010, he is appointed as senior researcher in animal nutrition at the same institute. The focus of his projects regards nutritional requirements of laying hens and broilers, development of alternative protein sources, improving the phosphorus and nitrogen efficacy of pigs and poultry, improving bird welfare, and stimulating immune competence by nutrition

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