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Alltech Announces Dates and Speakers of Its 2005 Asia Pacific Lecture Tour - "Create, Innovate, Elevate"

Alltech is pleased to announce the tour dates for the 2005 Asia-Pacific Lecture Tour (APLT). This year's theme "Create Innovate Elevate" reflects the theme of Alltech's 21st International Feed Industry Symposium and will focus on the topic of Gut Health. The Tour will begin on Friday, November 4th in Colombo, Sri Lanka and conclude in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, November 18th.

Speakers on the tour will include:

Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech
Dr. Pearse Lyons is founder and President of Alltech, a company that employs over 1,500 people in 85 countries. Dr. Lyons received his B.S. and M.S. from University College Dublin, Ireland. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in the UK, he worked in the alcohol industry in Ireland, the UK and the USA. He founded Alltech in 1980, and today the company is one of the top 20 animal health companys in the world reaching group sales of approximately $250 million. He has authored over 20 books and many research papers in scientific journals. In 2004, Dr. Lyons received an Honorary Doctorate from University College Dublin, Ireland and from the Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Ronan Power, Director of Research, Alltech
Dr. Ronan Power is the Director of Research at Alltech. He received his B.S. in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the National University of Ireland. Following his graduate studies, he served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Cell Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He was also involved in research looking at measuring the activity of digestive enzymes in feed, the bioavailability and tissue targeting of chelated minerals, and the use of natural biologicals in reducing the environmental impact of intensive agriculture.

Dr. Alastair Johnston, Minster Veterinary Practice
Dr. Alistair Johnston is a partner in the Minster Veterinary Practice, UK. He received his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School. Post college he joined the University of Liverpool research team before moving to Grant & Partners. He's currently a partner with The Minster Veterinary Practice specialising solely in poultry. He is a Member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Poultry Association and was President in 2003.

Dr. Peter Spring, Swiss Agricultural College
Peter Spring received his B.S. in Animal Science and his M.S. in Animal Nutrition from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. After college, he joined the Alltech research team in Nicholasville, KY. His research focused on the effect of enzymes and probiotics on gut microbiology, animal health and performance. After completing his Ph.D. on "The Effect of Mannanoligosaccharides on Colonization of Enteric Pathogens in Poultry", he served as Research Coordinator in Alltech's North American Bioscience Centre. He is now a Professor for Animal Sciences at the Swiss College of Agriculture and works as a consultant in the feed industry.

Please see the full list of locations and dates on the tour schedule below:

  • Friday November 4: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Saturday November 5: Coimbatore and Hyderabad, India
  • Monday November 7: Chengdu and Changsha, China
  • Tuesday November 8: Zhengzhou and Beijing, China
  • Wednesday November 9: Tokyo, Japan
  • Thursday November 10: Seoul, Korea and Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Friday November 11: Manila, Philippines
  • Saturday November 12: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Monday November 14: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tuesday November 15: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Thursday November 17: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Friday November 18: Melbourne, Australia

For further information on Alltech's APLT please contact your local Alltech representative or Elizabeth Graves on