Gordon Memorial Lecturers

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2023Professor Ian BrownUnited KingdomA paradigm shift in high pathogenicity avian influenza and perspectives for the future
2022Professor Christine NicolUnited KingdomWhither hen welfare?
2021No lecture
2020No lecture
2019Professor Paul BarrowUnited KingdomNovel approaches to controlling bacterial infections
2018Dr M. BedfordUnited KingdomThe evolution and application of enzymes in the animal feed industry: opportunities and misunderstandings
2017Professor Dr R. PreisingerGermanyInnovative layer genetics to handle global challenges in egg production
2016Professor Dr M HessAustriaCommensal or pathogen – a challenge to fulfil Kochs postulates
2015Professor R GousSouth AfricaThe rewards of using a modelling approach in directing poultry research
2014Professor P KaiserUnited KingdomUnderstanding host-pathogen interactions in the chicken: prospects for disease control in the post-genome age
2013Dr P HockingUnited KingdomUnexpected consequences of genetic selection in broilers and turkeys: problems and solutions
2012Dr Ilaria CapuaItalyThree open issues on avian influenza – against all the odds
2011Professor M.S. DawkinsUnited KingdomCommercial scale research and assessment of animal welfare
2010Professor E. DecuypereBelgiumThe broiler breeder paradox from the physiological, genetic and ethical viewpoint
2009Professor R.C. JonesUnited KingdomViral respiratory diseases: are they ever under control?
2008Professor Mingan ChoctAustraliaManaging gut health through nutrition
2007Professor K C KlasingUnited States of AmericaNutrition and the immune system
2006Professor T HumphreyUnited KingdomAre happy chickens safer chickens? Poultry welfare and disease susceptibility
2005No lecture
2004Professor J BradburyUnited KingdomPoultry mycoplasmas: sophisticated pathogens in simple guise
2003Professor G BulfieldUnited KingdomPoultry breeding in the post-genomics era
2002Dr F DavisonUnited KingdomThe immunologists debt to the chicken
2001Professor IJH DuncanCanadaPoultry welfare: science or subjectivity?
2000Dr D J AlexanderUnited KingdomNewcastle disease
1999Dr C C WhiteheadUnited KingdomNutrition: The integrative science
1998Professor S E SolomonUnited KingdomAn egg ist ein ei, es un huevo, est un oeuf
1997Professor R EtchesCanadaA holistic view of poultry science from a reductionist perspective
1996Professor M Stewart McNultyUnited KingdomChicken anaemia virus: a glimpse of the future?
1995Professor T MorrisUnited KingdomPoultry science: The next 20 years?
1994Professor H SiegelUnited States of AmericaStress, strains and resistance
1993Dr L N PayneUnited KingdomProblems and crusades: a history of poultry disease research in the United Kingdom
1992Mr J EwartUnited KingdomEvolution of genetic selection techniques and their application in the next decade
1991Professor B W CalnekUnited States of AmericaChicken neoplasia – a model for cancer research
1990Dr A H J VisschedijkNetherlandsPhysics and physiology of incubation
1989Professor P M BiggsUnited KingdomVaccines and vaccination – Past, present and future
1988Professor P B SiegelUnited States of AmericaThe genetic-behavioural interface and well-being of poultry
1987Dr W HartmannWest GermanyFrom Mendel to multi-national in poultry breeding
1986Professor E H KampelmacherNetherlandsPoultry disease and public health
1985Dr M E CoatesUnited KingdomThe biologists debt to the domestic fowl
1984Dr F T W JordanUnited KingdomPeople, poultry and pathogenic mycoplasmas
1983Professor P L LongUnited States of AmericaCoccidiosis control: Past, present and future