2017 WPSA UK Spring Meeting

26th April

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Spring Meeting 


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WPSA UK 2017 Spring Meeting

University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ


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Click here for fact sheet about the 2017 Spring meeting 

Our annual spring meeting will be held for a final time in Chester before we move on with the British Society for Animal Science in their quest for pastures new. The dates are the 26th and 27th April 2017 and will follow the BSAS Student Day on the 25th of April - also held at the University of Chester.   

Joint BSAS/WPSA session

The joint session with BSAS will explore views of animal science activities from the outside looking inwards: Dr Nick Rousseau, Managing Director of the Woven Network will discuss public perception over the use of insects as feed and food, and Professor David Hughes,
Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London on engaging the end consumer.


The Industry session 

The WPSA Industry session will feature an introduction to current technologies in gene editing from Dr Mike McGrew, Research Group Leader at the Roslin Institute, with progression onto recent advance in this field and some discussion of how they could be applied in industry. and a bit of blue sky thinking about how it could potentially be used in the industry. Our second speaker will cover the topical issue of alternative protein sources – sharing a commercial viewpoint encompassing product quality, availability, supply chain volatility and a host of other factors influencing the decision over whether or not to invest in a raw material.

2017 Gordon Memorial Lecture 

The 2017 Gordon Memorial Lecture  will focus on laying hens this year, with a talk from Professor Rudi Preisinger, of Lohmann Tierzucht GmgH, covering the interface between industry and research. The Gordon Memorial Lecture is a tribute both to the monumental work of Robert Fraser Gordon during his life, and also to the extraordinary achievements of poultry scientists who have followed him. The WPSA UK branch is proud to host this annual event. Click on the relevant links here to find more details on the Gordon Memorial Trust and the annual Award recipients

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited by 17:00 hours (GMT) 5th December, 2016. Please continue to check this website for updates. The programme committee hope to welcome you to Chester in April.

Abstract Submission

Abstract information, click on these links below to view or download:

Abstract Template || Author Instruction

Please click here to submit an abstract.

Deadline for abstract submission is 5th December, 2016.

Meeting programme

Please click here for the firnal programme..

Speaker guidelines

If you are a speaker at this meeting, please click here for speaker guideline.

Conference registration

Click here to register online..

If you prefer the trusted paper registration - link for paper registration will be provided soon.

The Destination

The historic City of Chester provides the perfect location for the meeting. Originally a Roman settlement, Chester has many archaeological sites and historic buildings; from the Roman amphitheatre to the City walls and Cathedral.

Getting to Cheshire

Airports: The nearest airports to Chester and Cheshire are Manchester International (www.manchesterairport.co.uk) and Liverpool John Lennon (www.liverpoolairport.com), which are both about 40 minutes by road from Chester.

By Road: Main motorway links to Chester and Cheshire are through the M6, M56 and M53

By Rail: Chester is only two hours from London, where you can connect to services to the North Wales Coast. Crewe is the northern hub of the rail network with regular connecting services throughout the region.

For more information on Chester, including travel and accommodation go to www.visitchester.com and www.gocheshire.co.uk

The Venue

The Venue for the meeting is University of Chester

View or download the campus map here.


Accommodation information is available to you during conference registration (above)

For alternative accommodation in Chester visit www.visitchester.com.


Memories from 2016 Spring Meeting

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