Dr. Mechthild Ladwig-Wiegard is post doc research assistant in the Institute for Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1994, and in 2015 received a Doctor’s degree in Animal Physiology from the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1994 she started working as a farm animal vet at the Clinic of Animal Reproduction of the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2003 – 2014 she was a research assistant in the Institute of vegetative Physiology at the Charité – University Medicine, Berlin and received in 2013 the qualification as a specialist for Laboratory Animal Science by the Berlin Veterinary Chamber. Since 2006 she was appointed as an Animal Welfare Officer, first by the Charité – University Medicine, Berlin and later in 2009 by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin. Since 2015 she is on a post doc position in the Institute for Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science of the Freie Universität Berlin where she gives lectures, does her own research, is an appointed Animal Welfare Officer and one of the coordinators of the VetSkillsNet-initiative of the department of Veterinary Medicine. She has authored and co-authored more than 20 articles in national and international reputed journals and gave several presentations at national and international congresses. She is a member of several local and national committees and welfare bodys, like the committee for Animal Welfare, the committee for Laboratory Animal Science of the Berlin Veterinary Chamber, as well as a member of several national and international professional associations, like the German Society for Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS), the Veterinary Association for Animal Protection (TVT), the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and the Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN).
Mujitaba, Malam Abulbashar
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria,
Mujitaba, Malam Abulbashar is presently an Assistant Lecturer with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Nigeria. I similarly completed my M.Sc. Animal Science (Reproductive Physiology) from the same institution. I obtained my Bachelors Degree from University of Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria. I have published papers in reputed journals and conferences.
Birgitta Staaf Larsson
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences sweden
Birgitta Staaf Larsson has been active in animal welfare since 1995, working as an animal welfare officer at municipal level, at the County Administrative Board, and at the Swedish Board of Agriculture. She worked as a lecturer at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for 10 years, and now employed at the Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare as a qualified officer. She participated in ISO/TC 034/WG 16 as a delegate in the working group forming an international ISO/TS 34700 Animal welfare management - general requirements and guidance for organizations in the food supply chain, published in December 2016.
Yusuf Leonard Henuk is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at University of Sumatera Utara (USU), Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. He received a Bachelor’s degree (S1: ‘Sarjana’) from the Faculty of Animal Science, the University of Nusa Cendana in Indonesia from 1980-1984. He obtained Master in Rural Science (M.Rur.Sc.) from the University of New England from 1991 – 1995 and continued Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from the University of Queensland from 1998 – 2001. Both in Australia.
He participated in the courses of “Arabic Language” and mainly “Poultry Production and Health” from 15 January – 31 March 2008 organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Cairo, Egypt. He was a twice Visiting Professor to the Department of Poultry Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA (September – December 2010 & 2017). Prof. Henuk was a prolific writer and has published many articles in international journal and mainly poultry science, e.g. World’s Poultry Science Journal as well as international scientific meetings as such as 1st International Conference on Native Chicken (“Invited Speaker”: Centara Hotel, 23-25 February 2015, Khon Kaen-Thailand); 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries (“Invited Speaker”: 27-30 October 2015, Pattaya,Thailand); The 37th Malaysian Society of Animal Production (MSAP) Annual Conference (“Plenary Speaker”: Hatten Hotel, ,1-3 June 2016, Mallaca, Malaysia); The 1st International Conference on Tropical Animal Science and Production (“Invited Speaker”: Ambassador Hotel, July 26-29, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand); 25th World Poultry Congress (“Invited Speaker”: China National Convention Center, 05 – 09 September, 2016, Beijing, China); The 3rd Animal Production International Seminar & The 3rd ASEAN Regional Conference on Animal Production 3rd APIS & 3rd ARCAP (“Keynote Speaker”: Royal Orchids Garden Hotel, 19-21 October 2016, Batu Malang, Indonesia); 2nd International Conference on Plant Science & Physiology (“Keynote Speaker”: Avani Atrium Hotel Bangkok, 26-27 June 2017, Bangkok, Thailand); 8th International Conference on Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine (“Keynote Speaker”: Park Inn by Radisson, October 20-21, 2017, Toronto, Canada); 6th World Waterfowl Conference (“Oral Presenter”: October 22 – 25, 2017, Howard Civil Service International House, Taipei, Taiwan); 3rd International Conference on Veterinary & Livestock (“Keynote Speaker”: Avani Atrium Hotel, November 02-03, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand); 9th Global Veterinary Summit (“Keynote Speaker”: Hampton Inn Tropicana, November 16-17, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA); International Meeting on Veterinary and Animal Science (“Keynote Speaker”: Dubai, UAE, August 6 – 7 2018); 16th World Congress on Advances in Nutrition, Food Science & Technology (“Speaker Faculty”: September 10-11, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland); and Euro-Global Conference on Food Chemistry, Agronomy and Technology (FAT) (“Keynote Speaker”: September 20-22 2018, Rome, Italy).
Mohammed Hafeez started his career as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon in Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh and served as Research
Assistant/Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor and University Head in Parasitology. He occupied positions of administration such as
Associate Dean (Principal), Dean of PG studies, Officer on Special Duty for the newly formed Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Dean of Veterinary Science
and Director of Research of Vety. University, Tirupati and also occupied the highest position of Vice Chancellor I/c of Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University,
Tirupati. Prof. Hafeez was conferred with many Medals and Awards like: Life Time Achievement Award, Recognition for Excellence in Life Science, Emeritus
Scientist Award, Eminent Scientist Award, Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for outstanding Teachers, Smt. Nishamani Parija Oration award, G.D. Bhale
Rao Gold Medal Award, National Environmentalist Award, A.P. State Best Teacher Award, Dr. B.P. Pandey Memorial Oration Award, Prof. B. V. Rao Gold Medal
Award, Scientist of the year award, Prize certificate for the Best Paper presented on work done on Hydatidosis in India at Argentina, World Environmental Congress
Award etc. Two parasites names were conferred on him as “Diplopylidium hafeezi” and “Cotugnia hafeezii”. He served as President of Indian Association for the
Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology and Helminthological Society of India