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Surviving Turbulent Times Focus of Alltech's 23rd European Lecture Tour

[Dublin, IRELAND] - As concerns over safety in the agri-food chain continue to mount globally, Alltech has announced that its 2009 European Lecture Tour will address the umbrella theme of "Surviving Turbulence: Turning Crisis into Opportunity". The global animal health and nutrition company's annual tour, which begins on?February 2 in Cork, Ireland, will visit 32 locations across Europe and Northern Africa before concluding in Casablanca, Morocco on February 20.

"We live in a world of crisis - from financial market instability to feed and food safety scares. Recent volatility and inconsistency in the agri-feed industry has lead to global unease. During the course of this, our 23rd, European Lecture Tour, I look forward to sharing and discussing ways in which our industry can emerge stronger from these turbulent times and turn current crises into opportunities", said Alltech's Founder and President, Dr. Pearse Lyons.

Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Global Mycosorb Manager, Alltech, and Dr. Alexandros Yiannikouris, Coordinator of Glycomics Research, Alltech, will discuss the new challenges posed by mycotoxins and look at moving towards a quantifiable solution. It is estimated that over 25% of the world's grains are contaminated by mycotoxins and as such these compounds pose a serious threat to animal health and performance.

'The Nutrigenomics basis of antioxidants' will be the subject of the presentation given by Dr. Peter Surai, Head of Antioxidant Research, Alltech, and Dr. Richard Murphy, European Research Coordinator, Alltech. Here, Dr. Surai and Dr. Murphy will provide new insights into improving animal performance by studying the effect of nutrition on gene expression.

For 22 years, Alltech's annual European Lecture Tour (ELT) has served as a platform to present cutting edge research and to addresses topical industry issues. For further information, log on to

Dates and locations for the 2009 European Lecture Tour are as follows:

  • 2nd February:???? Cork, Ireland
    ??????????? ??????????? Naas, Ireland
    ??????????? ??????????? Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 3rd February:???? Manchester, England
    ??????????? ??????????? Rennes, France
  • 4th February:???? S-Martens-Latem, Belgium
    ??????????? ??????????? Munster, Germany
  • 5th February:???? Utrecht, Netherlands
    ??????????? ??????????? Billund, Denmark
  • 6th February:???? Bergen, Norway
    ??????????? ??????????? Helsinki, Finland
  • 7th February:???? Tartu, Estonia
  • 9th February:???? Saint Petersburg, Russia
    ??????????? ??????????? Riga, Latvia
  • 10th February:??? Vilnius, Lithuania
    ??????????? ??????????? Warsaw, Poland
  • 11th February:??? Kiev, Ukraine
    ??????????? ??????????? Bucharest, Romania
  • 12th February:??? Izmir, Turkey
    ??????????? ??????????? Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 13th February:??? Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
    ??????????? ??????????? Belgrade, Serbia
  • 14th February:??? Banja Luka, Bosnia
  • 16th February:??? Budapest, Hungary
    ??????????? ??????????? Nitra, Slovakia
  • 17th February:??? Brno, Czech Republic
    ??????????? ??????????? Zagreb, Croatia
  • 18th February:??? Modena, Italy
    ??????????? ??????????? Augsburg, Germany
  • 19th February:??? Barcelona, Spain
    ??????????? ??????????? Lisbon, Portugal
  • 20th February:??? Casablanca, Morocco

Alltech is the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010(TM) to be held in Kentucky, USA from the 25th September to the 10th October 2010.