Integrated Animal Systems Biology Team Hosts International Visitors for Short Course

Reprinted as posted in ‘Inside CFANS’ newsletter.

CFANS Integrated Animal Systems Biology team will conduct a short course from Jan. 19-27 for a team of molecular biologists from Charoen Pokphand (CP) in Bangkok. CP is the largest feed company in Asia, conducting business in 12 countries and producing 27.65 million metric tons per year. They're also one of the largest swine and poultry integrators in the world. 

"As our team continues to build long-term, collaborative research partnerships with multi-national animal agriculture and food businesses in Minnesota, the U.S. and around the world, one of the many benefits we can provide is training in state-of-the-art molecular biology and 'omics' approaches to improve productivity and efficiency in food animal production," said Department of Animal Science Professor Jerry Shurson. "While many progressive, global animal agriculture companies have assembled similar types of teams, they often struggle with how to integrate this powerful expertise in solving practical animal nutrition and production problems in the industry. This is what we do best and one of the reasons that our team is attracting global interest."