WIAS Science Day 2015

Organised by Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS)

Thu 5 February 2015

The WIAS Science Day will take place on Thursday, February 5th 2015 at the Orion (building nr. 103) on Wageningen Campus. The theme of this year’s WIAS Science Day is: Facing the Future!

During this day, PhD candidates of our graduate school will show their research results with oral and poster presentations. The theme ‘Facing the Future’ focuses on three major future challenges in animal sciences, each of which is introduced by an inspiring keynote speaker:

  1. Dr Claire Heffernan, director of the Livestock Development Group at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. She will give a talk about the emergence of animal diseases threatening food production.
  2. Prof. dr. ir. Louise O. Fresco, President of the Executive Board of Wageningen UR. She will address the issue of increasing pressure on land used for global food production beyond the field of animal sciences.
  3. Dr Ruth Newberry, associate professor in Animal and Aquacultural Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Dr. Newberry will discuss the assurance of animal welfare in relation to a growing demand for food.

You can still register for the WIAS Science Day 2015 on the WIAS website (Registration WSD2015 or, until Friday 30th of January 2015. Attendance is free and includes lunch, drinks and dinner. If you want to join lunch and/or dinner, please be sure to indicate that when registering.

Kind regards,

The WIAS Science Day Committee 2015,

Novi Mayasari, Sofie van Nieuwamerongen, Aart van der Linden, Nirupama Benis, Henk van Lingen, Mahmoud Haidar, and Floor Biemans