This award is given to recognize distinctive work demonstrating sound research in poultry nutrition in the last 10 years. This is an annual award.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Sergio was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and has bachelor in Agronomy and a master’s degree in Animal Sciences, both from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. His doctorate is from Auburn University, Alabama, with a major concentration in poultry nutrition. After receiving his doctorate in 1999. Sergio has been a professor at Department of Zootechnics since 1993 at UFRGS. He had a Post Doctoral training at the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland later in 2001. He was head of his Department for two years (2000 to 2002).
He has taught 10 university courses; some being designed by him. He currently teaches Poultry Production at the undergraduate level. He teaches Vitamin metabolism, Poultry Reproduction and Seminar, which is held in English so Brazilian students get preparation for international presentations. He has had conducted many projects integrated with the poultry industry targeting focal problems. His Graduate projects are permanently preparing students for the poultry producing companies around the world, which led to the presence of dozens of these egresses as leaders in poultry companies in a large diversity of countries nowadays. He is recognized as a leader in mineral requirements as well as in broiler carcass quality. He has published over 135 articles and mentored 46 graduate students in poultry nutrition and production. He has published two books and has been an invited speaker in over 200 international venues in over 55 countries. He is presently Director of the Poultry Science Association and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Poultry Research. He also served in a diversity of boards and committees in other areas as a representative of his Department, such as in the council of the Porto Alegre ZOO as well as at the National Council of Animal Experimentation (CONCEA).
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