International Phytase Summit 2012

International Phytase Summit 2012

December 11, 2012 to December 13, 2012
Rome - Italy
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Following the success of the inaugural International Phytase Summit in 2010, the organising committee has arranged a second event to review, consolidate and progress discussions on this subject. The 2nd International Phytase Summit (IPS 2) is set to once again bring together some of the world’s leading academics in the field of phosphorus, phytate and phytase nutrition. Schothorst Feed Research will join AB Vista, Massey University, University of Maryland and University of Sydney as joint hosts for IPS 2, which will take place at the Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome from 11 to 13 December 2012. 

Phytase enzymes are being used by the animal production industry to release phosphorus and more recently to destroy phytate. Phytate is an anti-nutrient which is costing producers up to $2 billion a year in lost performance. IPS 2 provides the platform of an interactive technical symposium allowing delegates to discuss the possibilities of a ‘phytate-free’ world. 

Starting with a broad look at the market dynamics and future of phosphate, energy and protein supply, IPS 2 will discuss how far we can go with phosphate replacement. In particular, there will be presentations considering whether phytate should be considered as the enemy, how to deal with phytate, and finally how to destroy phytate, including an evaluation of phytase ‘superdosing’. A full list of the talks being given at the event can be found online at www.ips2-2012.com. 

AB Vista’s Research Director, Dr Mike Bedford, who will speak at IPS 2, said: “Having invested significantly in phytate and phytase research, AB Vista is delighted to be co-hosting the International Phytase Summit 2012. The event is sure to prompt interesting debate and will be an opportunity to share exciting new findings from a growing research field.”

 

Lectures  (View all lectures)
02.15 pmhs
12/11/2012
Speaker:
Jon Duffy (Trading Director Frontier Agriculture Ltd.)
Jon Duffy (Trading Director Frontier Agriculture Ltd.)
03.30 pmhs
12/11/2012
Speaker:
Charles Brearley (University of East Anglia) / Victor Raboy (USDA)
Charles Brearley (University of East Anglia) / Victor Raboy (USDA)
Dr Charles Brearley
United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer
Victor Raboy
United States
Research
04.00 pmhs
12/11/2012
Speaker:
Tiago Santos/ Craig Wyatt  (AB Vista)
Tiago Santos/ Craig Wyatt (AB Vista)
Mike Bedford
Reino Unido
Research Director
Tiago Santos
Brazil
Technical Manager
04.30 pmhs
12/11/2012
Speaker:
Hadden Graham (AB Vista)
Hadden Graham (AB Vista)
05.15 pmhs
12/11/2012
Speaker:
Aaron Cowieson (University of Sidney)
Aaron Cowieson (University of Sidney)
Aaron Cowieson
United Kingdom
Research