Animal Microbiome USA | Kisaco Research
Kansas City, USA
21-22 March, 2018
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The Animal Microbiome Congress USA brings together leading veterinary researchers, innovative biotechnology companies, feed and strain manufacturers, animal breeders and producers, pharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies, and cutting-edge solution providers to understand the latest research focusing on manipulating the animal microbiome, form successful product development strategies, and facilitate collaborations and business partnering.

Techniques and products that manipulate the animal microbiome are set to be the next frontier in superior disease therapeutics, diagnostics, and nutrition in livestock, companion animals, and aquaculture. The conference will showcase unpublished data, new technologies, and translational case studies presented by leading academic and industry experts. Our ‘MEETING MOJO’ platform will allow you to schedule meetings across the two conference days to facilitate future collaborations and business partnering. 

Who Will Be There

25%
Veterinary Researchers
15%
Animal Breeders and Producers
20%
Feed and Strain Manufacturers
25%
Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Companies
5%
Government and Regulatory Bodies
10%
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If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: discounts cannot be combined.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, January 19, 2018
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$499
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, January 19, 2018
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$499
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Must be under 3 years in operations
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, January 19, 2018
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$1699
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Animal breeders and producers
Feed manufacturers
Strain and Probiotic ingredient manufacturers
Pharmaceutical companies
Animal Health companies
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Friday, January 19, 2018
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The Speakers

 

Mallory Embree

CO-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Ascus

Mallory’s entire career has focused on researching and developing new methodologies to study both natural and synthetic microbial communities. Her area of expertise centers around the integration of bioinformatics with multiple omics datasets, physiological measurements, and metabolic modeling to examine microbial communities from a species-centric perspective.

Mallory Embree

CO-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Ascus

Mallory’s entire career has focused on researching and developing new methodologies to study both natural and synthetic microbial communities. Her area of expertise centers around the integration of bioinformatics with multiple omics datasets, physiological measurements, and metabolic modeling to examine microbial communities from a species-centric perspective.

 

Professor Albert Jergens

Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Studies
Iowa State University CVM

Clinical interests: gastroenterology, endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, performance of clinical trials. Research interests: endoscopy, GI immunology, host-microbiota interactions mediating GI health and disease.

Professor Albert Jergens

Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Studies
Iowa State University CVM

Clinical interests: gastroenterology, endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, performance of clinical trials. Research interests: endoscopy, GI immunology, host-microbiota interactions mediating GI health and disease.

 

Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann

Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University

Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA. She is one of the pathologists at the Dermatopathology Specialty Service offered by Texas A&M University. Her research is primarily focused on studying the bacterial and fungal microbiome in the skin of companion animals, and correlating microbiome changes with development and pathogenesis of skin diseases.

Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann

Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University

Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA. She is one of the pathologists at the Dermatopathology Specialty Service offered by Texas A&M University. Her research is primarily focused on studying the bacterial and fungal microbiome in the skin of companion animals, and correlating microbiome changes with development and pathogenesis of skin diseases.

 

Dr. Bryan White

Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences, Director of the Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology based Healthcare
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Dr. Bryan White is a Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences in the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Director of the Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare.  Dr.

Dr. Bryan White

Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences, Director of the Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology based Healthcare
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Dr. Bryan White is a Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences in the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Director of the Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare.  Dr.

 

Amy Biddle

Assistant Professor, Animal and Food Sciences
University of Delaware

Amy Biddle earned her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and continued with postdoctoral study with Dr Roderick Mackie at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Her research focuses on the equine gut microbiome in health and disease.  The Biddle Lab launched the Equine Microbiome Project in 2015, the first large-scale survey of the equine gut microbiome.

Amy Biddle

Assistant Professor, Animal and Food Sciences
University of Delaware

Amy Biddle earned her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and continued with postdoctoral study with Dr Roderick Mackie at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Her research focuses on the equine gut microbiome in health and disease.  The Biddle Lab launched the Equine Microbiome Project in 2015, the first large-scale survey of the equine gut microbiome.

 

Dr. Garret Suen

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Garret Suen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He studies how symbiotic microbes within ruminants impact their host production in addition to using the rumen ecosystem as a model for the production of biofuels. He utilizes numerous “omics” approaches to study microbiomes including amplicon sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, RNA-seq, and metaproteomics. Dr. Suen received a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the University of Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Garret Suen

Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Garret Suen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He studies how symbiotic microbes within ruminants impact their host production in addition to using the rumen ecosystem as a model for the production of biofuels. He utilizes numerous “omics” approaches to study microbiomes including amplicon sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, RNA-seq, and metaproteomics. Dr. Suen received a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the University of Calgary, Canada.

 

Dr. Yeoman

Assistant Professor Gastrointestinal Microbiology
Montana State University

Dr. Yeoman’s research seeks to uncovering the various forces shaping the structure and function of host-associated microbial communities and understanding their impact on host nutrition, health and development. His work to date has focussed on the microbial communities associated with humans, wild and captive primates, and various agriculturally-important livestock species, including cattle and sheep and transcends gastrointestinal and reproductive tract niches.

Dr. Yeoman

Assistant Professor Gastrointestinal Microbiology
Montana State University

Dr. Yeoman’s research seeks to uncovering the various forces shaping the structure and function of host-associated microbial communities and understanding their impact on host nutrition, health and development. His work to date has focussed on the microbial communities associated with humans, wild and captive primates, and various agriculturally-important livestock species, including cattle and sheep and transcends gastrointestinal and reproductive tract niches.

 

Jan S. Suchodolski

Associate Professor and Associate Director
GI Lab

Jan S. Suchodolski graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1997. In 2005 Dr. Suchodolski received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University for his work on molecular markers for the assessment of the intestinal microbiota. He is board certified in immunology by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM). He currently serves as Associate Professor and Associate Director of the GI Lab, a leading research and service laboratory for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease in companion animals.

Jan S. Suchodolski

Associate Professor and Associate Director
GI Lab

Jan S. Suchodolski graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1997. In 2005 Dr. Suchodolski received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University for his work on molecular markers for the assessment of the intestinal microbiota. He is board certified in immunology by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM). He currently serves as Associate Professor and Associate Director of the GI Lab, a leading research and service laboratory for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease in companion animals.

 

Mike Salter

R and D Facilitator
AB Agri Ltd

Mike Salter is a high level innovator and idea generator specialising in bridging the gap between academic research and translation of that research to create business opportunities.

Mike Salter

R and D Facilitator
AB Agri Ltd

Mike Salter is a high level innovator and idea generator specialising in bridging the gap between academic research and translation of that research to create business opportunities.

 

Ryan Aresnault

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Delaware

Dr. Ryan Arsenault is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Arsenault’s research at UD centers on kinomics and gut health across food-animal species, and includes the topics of immunometabolism, host-pathogen interactions, feed additives and antibiotic alternatives. Dr.

Ryan Aresnault

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Delaware

Dr. Ryan Arsenault is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Arsenault’s research at UD centers on kinomics and gut health across food-animal species, and includes the topics of immunometabolism, host-pathogen interactions, feed additives and antibiotic alternatives. Dr.

 

Holly Ganz

CO-founder and CEO
AnimalBiome

Holly is a microbial ecologist with a BS from George Washington University, a MS from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a PhD from UC Davis. She was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. Prior to creating AnimalBiome, she studied microbes in dogs and cats at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Genome Center

Holly Ganz

CO-founder and CEO
AnimalBiome

Holly is a microbial ecologist with a BS from George Washington University, a MS from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a PhD from UC Davis. She was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. Prior to creating AnimalBiome, she studied microbes in dogs and cats at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Genome Center

 

Ehsan Khafipour

Associate Professor of Microbiology
University of Manitoba

Dr. Ehsan Khafipour is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; and Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is also the Lead Scientist of the “Microbiome Laboratory” and a Research Scientist at the Children Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), and Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM).

Ehsan Khafipour

Associate Professor of Microbiology
University of Manitoba

Dr. Ehsan Khafipour is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; and Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is also the Lead Scientist of the “Microbiome Laboratory” and a Research Scientist at the Children Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), and Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM).

 

Kristy Gibbs

Platform Lead for Poultry
Dupont Industrial Biosciences Animal Nutrition

Kirsty Gibbs holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Liverpool and a First class Bsc (hons) in Veterinary Pathogenesis from the University of Bristol. 

Her main interests are in the production of sustainable and safe food, the prevention of zoonotic diseases and increasing public awareness to food safety.

 

Kristy Gibbs

Platform Lead for Poultry
Dupont Industrial Biosciences Animal Nutrition

Kirsty Gibbs holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Liverpool and a First class Bsc (hons) in Veterinary Pathogenesis from the University of Bristol. 

Her main interests are in the production of sustainable and safe food, the prevention of zoonotic diseases and increasing public awareness to food safety.

 

 

Leluo Guan

Professor, Life, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Alberta

Dr. Guan is currently a Professor at the University of Alberta in the area of functional genomics. BSc of Microbiology from Wuhan University, China and MSc and PhD from Kyoto University of Japan, she has over 20 years of experience in the area of functional genomics, molecular biology and microbial ecology. Her main Areas of Research include 1).

Leluo Guan

Professor, Life, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Alberta

Dr. Guan is currently a Professor at the University of Alberta in the area of functional genomics. BSc of Microbiology from Wuhan University, China and MSc and PhD from Kyoto University of Japan, she has over 20 years of experience in the area of functional genomics, molecular biology and microbial ecology. Her main Areas of Research include 1).

 

Michael Kogut

Research Microbiologist
Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center

Dr. Kogut is a Research Microbiologist and Lead Scientist within the Food and Feed Safety research Unit at the Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, College Station, TX, USA.

Michael Kogut

Research Microbiologist
Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center

Dr. Kogut is a Research Microbiologist and Lead Scientist within the Food and Feed Safety research Unit at the Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, College Station, TX, USA.

 

Micheal Sheilds

Director of Swine Nutrition
Cactus Feeders

I went to school for my undergraduate and graduate program at North Carolina State University. I finished in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Nutrition. I then worked for Cape Fear Consulting managing nutrition for several companies. I began working at Cactus Family Farms in 2015. I manage the nutrition program for 35,000 sows from farrow to finish. I currently reside in Raleigh, NC with my wife, Anna. 

Micheal Sheilds

Director of Swine Nutrition
Cactus Feeders

I went to school for my undergraduate and graduate program at North Carolina State University. I finished in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Nutrition. I then worked for Cape Fear Consulting managing nutrition for several companies. I began working at Cactus Family Farms in 2015. I manage the nutrition program for 35,000 sows from farrow to finish. I currently reside in Raleigh, NC with my wife, Anna. 

 

Roderick Mackie

Professor of Animal Sciences
University of Illinois

As is evident from my publications and experience, I am an expert in microbial ecology and physiology of the gut of both animals and humans having worked in this field for 45 years. This includes experience with both classical cultivation based anaerobic techniques as well as modern cultivation independent molecular ecology and genomic approaches to the study of physiology, metabolism and ecology of the normal intestinal microbiota.

Roderick Mackie

Professor of Animal Sciences
University of Illinois

As is evident from my publications and experience, I am an expert in microbial ecology and physiology of the gut of both animals and humans having worked in this field for 45 years. This includes experience with both classical cultivation based anaerobic techniques as well as modern cultivation independent molecular ecology and genomic approaches to the study of physiology, metabolism and ecology of the normal intestinal microbiota.

 

Scott Carter

Director, Enzyme Research and Development
Elanco Animal Health

Though he didn't grow up on a farm, Scott Carter comes from a long line of crop farmers and has always been connected to the mission farmers share everywhere: to feed the world affordable and safe food. His interests and career have been built on the application of new technologies to agriculture in the continual effort to improve food production efficiency and safety to meet the demands of an ever growing and hungry global population.

Scott Carter

Director, Enzyme Research and Development
Elanco Animal Health

Though he didn't grow up on a farm, Scott Carter comes from a long line of crop farmers and has always been connected to the mission farmers share everywhere: to feed the world affordable and safe food. His interests and career have been built on the application of new technologies to agriculture in the continual effort to improve food production efficiency and safety to meet the demands of an ever growing and hungry global population.

 

Tim Johnson

Associate Professor, Dept. of veterinary and biomedical sciences
University of Minnesota

Dr. Tim Johnson is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD in Molecular Pathogenesis from North Dakota State University in 2004, followed by postdoctoral studies at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Johnson joined the University of Minnesota's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in 2007. He has since developed an internationally-recognized research and outreach program focused on the genetic mechanisms enabling the spread of antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae.

Tim Johnson

Associate Professor, Dept. of veterinary and biomedical sciences
University of Minnesota

Dr. Tim Johnson is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD in Molecular Pathogenesis from North Dakota State University in 2004, followed by postdoctoral studies at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Johnson joined the University of Minnesota's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in 2007. He has since developed an internationally-recognized research and outreach program focused on the genetic mechanisms enabling the spread of antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae.

 

Nicolas Derome

Département de biologie Faculté des sciences et de génie
Université Laval Diplomas

Nicolas Derome

Département de biologie Faculté des sciences et de génie
Université Laval Diplomas
 

Scott Gustin, DVM, MAM

Managing Director Vet Services
Tyson Foods Corporate

Scott is a native of Gloucester, Virginia growing up on a small family farm raising registered Angus and Hereford cattle.  He received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Virginia Tech in 1999 and 2002.  He went on to receive his Masters in Avian Medicine at the University of Georgia.  In 2004 he began his veterinary career at Cobb-Vantress in Siloam Springs.  While at Cobb his job functions included technical service for North America and Asia, internal veterinary service, and the World Director for Quality Assurance, focusing on Salmonella eradication programs.  For the past 6 yea

Scott Gustin, DVM, MAM

Managing Director Vet Services
Tyson Foods Corporate

Scott is a native of Gloucester, Virginia growing up on a small family farm raising registered Angus and Hereford cattle.  He received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Virginia Tech in 1999 and 2002.  He went on to receive his Masters in Avian Medicine at the University of Georgia.  In 2004 he began his veterinary career at Cobb-Vantress in Siloam Springs.  While at Cobb his job functions included technical service for North America and Asia, internal veterinary service, and the World Director for Quality Assurance, focusing on Salmonella eradication programs.  For the past 6 yea

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