On the occasion of the thesis defence of Ms S. de Vries entitled: ‘Fiber fermentation in pigs and poultry’ an associated seminar is organised by the Animal Nutrition Group and the Laboratory of Food Chemistry on improving the utilization of complex carbohydrates in pigs and poultry. Please register for the seminar before 10 June to firstname.lastname@example.org. The programme of the seminar is now available.
On Friday June 20, 16:00, Sonja de Vries will defend her PhD thesis entitled: Fiber fermentation in pigs and poultry - Sense and nonsense of its manipulation. Sonja worked on a project “Improving utilization of complex carbohydrates in pigs and poultry by novel technologies” of the Carbohydrate Competency Centre (CCC). The project was co-funded by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund, and The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Peaks in the Delta, the Municipality of Groningen, and the Province of Groningen as well as the Dutch Carbohydrate Competence Centre, supported by Agrifirm Group, Duynie Holding, Nutreco Nederland B.V., and Wageningen University. It was a joint effort of the Animal Nutrition Group and the Laboratory of Food Chemistry of Wageningen University. Sonja worked together with another PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Annemieke Pustjens, who successfully defended her thesis in October 2013.