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Feeding the Gene for Performance and Profitability is the theme for Alltech's 2007 European Lecture Tour

[Dublin, Ireland] -- Alltech is pleased to annonce the tour dates for the 21st European Lecture Tour (ELT). This year's lecture tour will focus on 'Feeding the Gene for Performance and Profitability' and will visit 39 countries throughout Europe and Africa/Middle East.? The tour will begin on February 12 in Cork, Ireland, and conclude on March 23 in Casablanca, Morocco.

Speakers on the Lecture Tour include:

Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech
Dr. Pearse Lyons is founder and President of Alltech, a company that employs over 1,800 people in 85 countries. 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 a leading animal health company with group sales of $300 million. He has authored over 20 books and many research papers in scientific journals. ?In 2004, Lyons received an Honorary Doctorate from University College Dublin, Ireland, and from the Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Karl Dawson, Director of Worldwide Research, Alltech
Dr. Karl Dawson is Alltech's Director of Worldwide Research. He coordinates research activities for Alltech's three Bioscience Centers in Ireland, the USA and Thailand. ?He has a B.S. Degree in Bacteriology from Utah State University, USA, an M.S. Degree in Microbiology from the University of Wyoming, USA, and a Ph.D. in Bacteriology from Iowa State University, USA. He was a Professor of Nutritional Microbiology and has served as Director of the Nutritional Microbiology laboratory in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Kentucky, where he worked for 21 years.? His research has focused on strategies for improving animal performance and health by altering microbial activities in the gastrointestinal tract.? Studies in his laboratory have examined microbial population changes and activities in ruminants, horses, pigs, and poultry.?

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, USA. 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.

Steve Elliott, Sel-Plex? Product Champion, Alltech

Steve Elliott is currently the Sel-Plex product champion and works with large dairy, beef and equine customers. ?Elliott graduated from the University of Florida, USA, with a B.S. in animal science and a M.S. in equine nutrition. He is a member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).? He also speaks to audiences all over the world on selenium and its implications on animal health.

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

  • 12th February:
    Cork, Ireland
    Dublin, Ireland
    Belfast, Ireland

  • 13th Febraury:
    Birmingham, UK
    Glasgow, Scotland
  • 14th February:
    Bilund, Denmark
    Oslo, Norway
    Helsinki, Finland
  • 15th February:
    Talinn, Estonia
    Riga, Latvia
  • 16th February:
    Novosibirsk, Russia
    Belgorod, Russia
  • 17th February: Yerevan, Armenia
  • 19th February:
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Minsk, Belarus
  • 20th February:
    Kaunas, Lithuania
    Warsaw, Poland
  • 21st February:
    Brno, Czech Republic
    Piestany, Slovakia
  • 22nd February:
    Budapest, Hungary
    Belgrade, Serbia
  • 23rd February:
    Bucharest, Romania
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • 24th February: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 26th February:
    Linz, Austria
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • 27th February:
    Bologna, Italy
    Barcelona, Spain
  • 28th February:
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Rennes, France
  • 1st March:
    Ghent, Belgium
    Muenster, Germany
  • 2nd March:
    Armhem, the Netherlands
    Leipzig, Germany

The official dates and locations for the Africa/Middle East part of the Lecture Tour will be announced soon.

Please contact your local Alltech representative or visit for more information.