July 9, 2015


DuPont workshop on phytase slated in Prague




The animal nutrition division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences will host a workshop on the latest research and future trends on phytase in Prague, the Czech Republic, on August 24.


The workshop will be held at the Corinthia Hotel from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., just before the opening of the 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN), which will take place in Prague on August 24-27.


Leading phytase experts from around the world will share during the workshop the latest scientific findings on phytate, other factors that should influence phytase choice and dose, and future phytase trends.


The speakers will discuss the following topics during the seminar:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         "Winning with phytase," by Peter Plumstead, associate professor, monogastric nutrition at the University of Pretoria, will present research on phytase and dosing choices that maximise value in terms of profitability and animal performance. He will also predict where scientific innovation will take the livestock industry to in the phytase and phytate space.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Phytate, phytase and calcium interactions," by Dr. C. Roselina Angel, associate professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, US, will unveil her latest research on calcium and phosphorus metabolism and requirements, focusing on methodologies to evaluate phytase effectiveness and achieving the right calcium balance.


"Action of different phytase types and doses on phytate in different segments of the broiler digestive tract - what we know now and what we need to know more about," by Loek de Lange, poultry cluster manager, Schothorst Feed Research in the Netherlands will share the latest research and his opinion on future developments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Choosing the right phytase to improve sodium pump function, reduce the catabolism of amino acids and increase protein and glucose uptake," by Ha Hong Truong, Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney, will share highlights from two recently published studies looking at the impact of sodium digestibility particularly on glucose in four segments of the small intestine. She will also show that certain types of phytase can increase glucose and protein absorption by reducing the catabolism of amino acids.


Event moderator Anne-Marie Debicki-Garnier, technical director EMEA at Danisco Animal Nutrition, said the workshop seeks "to help animal nutritionists discuss how best to differentiate their business through phytase use with leading experts in the field in an informal and objective environment."


Interested parties can sign up for the workshop at http://animalnutrition.dupont.com/eventsinsights/events/events/2015/20th-european-symposium-on-poultry-nutrition/espn-2015-phytase-101-workshop/