17th AAAP ANIMAL SCIENCE CONGRESS
Keynote Lecture

22 August, 2016

Hideyuki Mannen
Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Japan

Hideyuki Mannen

Professor in the Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University, Japan
President of the Society for Researches on Native Livestock (from 2007 to date).
President of Japanese Society of Animal Breeding and Genetics (from 2012 to date).
Scientific major field: Animal Breeding and Genetics. Genetic diversity of cattle and goat in Asia. Identification of responsible gene for economic traits in cattle.
Prize & Awards: Award of Japanese Society of Animal Science (2010), Japan Prize of Agricultural Science (2011), Prizes for Science and Technology, Development Category, Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2012)
Date & Place of birth: June 8, 1965, Osaka, Japan

Jingyu Wang
Dalian Medical University, China

Jingyu Wang

Jingyu Wang, male, born in September 1964, now the director of the experimental animal center in Dalian Medical University, professor and tutor of doctorate candidate. In 2001 Jingyu Wang graduated from the Hiroshima University in Japan, received a doctor’s degree in biology. In the same year, professor Jingyu Wang came to Dalian medical university laboratory animal center, mainly engaged in the research about animal behavior and animal models of human disease. Science 2001, Professor Jingyu Wang takes 17 items of national and provincial research projects, 4 items of municipal research projects, 4 items of crosswise tasks, total research grant is about RMB 13 million. In 2006, he has established China guide dog training center and started the behavior research of guide dog. He is known as the “father of China’s guide dogs” for being the first one to create the research field of the guide dog in inland areas in China.
Owing to the outstanding performance, Professor Jingyu Wang has won some honor such as “returned students studying abroad business talents in Dalian”, “outstanding teachers in Liaoning province”,” disabled aid model”, and so on.

Metha Wanapat
TROFREC, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Metha Wanapat

Professor Dr. Metha Wanapat, one of the most prominent animal scientists in the Asian-Austra-lasian region, who has earned M.S., Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from North Dakota State University, U.S.A. and Post Doc. from Agricultural University of Norway and a Visiting Professor at the MTTK Research Institute, Finland. His teaching and research has been in ruminant nutrition and feeding in swamp buffaloes, beef, dairy cattle, using local feed resources and agricultural crop-residues. Manipulation of rumen ecology and fermentation process has been research activities. Moreover, Development of food-feed-system (FFS) and feeding strategies using dietary means as rumen enhancers have been of great research approaches. He has published research papers in International Journals with the high impact factor more than 180 papers.

Hugh Thomas Blair
Massey University, New Zealand

Hugh Thomas Blair

Professor Blair grew up on a hill country sheep and beef cattle farm in New Zealand. He graduated from Massey University in 1976 and joined the Sheep Husbandry Department to lecture and undertake a PhD. In 1995, he became Department Head of Animal Science and in 1998 assumed the role of Deputy Head of the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Science. Professor Blair lectures in animal production and animal breeding and genetics to undergraduate and postgraduate students. His main research interests are improving the application of animal breeding and genetic technologies to the improvement of production and service animals in New Zealand; understanding developmental programming to improve production animal performance and the study of the genetic causes of diseases. Professor Blair has supervised about 80 postgraduate students, 30 being PhD graduates. He has developed several international collaborative research relationships with entities in Japan, China, Uruguay and USA.