SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION
XV NATIONAL CONGRESS
The XV ASPA National Congress will take place in Parma from 18 to 20 June 2003 by the University Central Palace, located in the historical centre of the city, 12 University street.
The scientific proceedings will contemporaneously occur in three different auditoriums, and are subdivided in different sessions: Genetic and breeding; Nutrition and feeding; Cattle and Buffalo milk; Cattle and Buffalo meat; Pigs; Poultry and Rabbit; Sheep and Goat; Physiology and Reproduction; Equine; Aquaculture.
Dead line: April 30, 2003. Registration Fees: 7 340,00 until April 30 - 7 390,00 from May 1st.
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Organising Committee: Alberto Bonomi (Honorary President); Antonio Lucio Catalano (President); Francesca Martuzzi (Secretary); Afro Quarantelli
Scientific Committee: Primo Mariani (President), Alberto Sabbioni, Paola Superchi, Andrea Summer (Secretary)
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The Genetics Commission of the Scientific Association of Animal Production (Complete Title: “The Integration of Quantitative and Molecular Genetics for Improvement of Animal Production”) has recently completed its 18-month mandate. During this period, three oneweek courses were organized and presented to a mixed audience of young researchers and graduate students. The purpose of the courses was to decrease the cultural distance between the groups of young researchers working in the diverse fields of a) statistical analysis of phenotypic data and 2) molecular analysis of DNA. The first course was held in June 2002, hosted in Brescia by Fondazione Iniziative Zooprofilattiche e Zootecniche, and was designed for statisticians with an interest in learning the various laboratory techniques employed in genome analysis. The second course was presented the following week at the same location and introduced the students with a strong laboratory background to the concepts of statistical analysis with the infinitesimal model. Finally, the third course was presented in September at University of Campobasso. This course dealt with QTL detection and marker-assisted selection, and was open to a broader audience. The last day of this course was a workshop with invited scientists from industry and public research entities, which included presentations by each speaker followed by general discussion.
The overall activity of the Commission was highly appreciated by the more than fifty students who attended one or more of the various courses. I am pleased to hereby acknowledge the time spent and the course materials contributed by all volunteer teachers (1), organizers (2) and members of the Commission (3): Paolo Ajmone Marsan (1,2,3), Antonella Angiolillo (1,2), Alessandro Bagnato (1), Paul Boettcher (1), Luca Buttazzoni (1), Antonello Carta (1), Martino Cassandro (1), Giuseppe Damiani (1), Roberta Davoli (1,2,3), Luca Fontanesi (1), Gustavo Gandini (1), Chiara Gorni (1), Leopoldo Jannuzzi (1), Nicola Macciotta (1), Paola Mariani (1), Camillo Pieramati (1), Fabio Pilla (1,2,3), Attilio Rossoni (1), Antonia Samorè (1), Alessandra Stella (1,2) and Alessio Valentini (1). A collection of the technical notes can be viewed on the web site: http://genweb.scizoot.unipd.it/aspa mastered by Paolo Carnier (2,3).
The Scientific Association of Animal Production congratulates its members:
- Achille Franchini, who has been appointed vice-President of the uropean Federation of the WPSA (detailed description below).
- Emilia Duranti, who has been elected as President of the Italian Society of Pathology and Breeding of sheep and goats for the period 2002-2006
- Guido Bufano, Luigi Chiofalo and Giuseppe Pulina, who have been appointed members of Directive Council of the same Society
- Donato Matassino for the following reasons: (a) he has been appointed Honorary President of the ‘Association for the Ancient Maremmano Horse’; (b) he was awarded the prize ‘Il Gladiatore d’Oro’ by the Benevento Provincial Authority, on July 2002, with the following reason: ‘For developing important, enlightening and original research, with great tenacity and exactitude, in the field of animal biodiversity, that allow ConSDABI to be recognised as the National Focal Point of the FAO, Organization of the United Nations, for the protection of animal genetic resources, and contributing, through his scientific activity, to enhance the value of the Samnite land’; (c) he has been appointed: (i) ordinary member of the Academy of Georgofili; (ii) ordinary Academician of the Mediterranean Academy; (iii) member of the IV Commission of Italian National Committee for Liaising between the Government and UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry Policy); (iv) honorary member of the Italian Cooks’ Federation; (v) member of the Scientific Board of ‘Ambiente, Risorse, Salute’ (bimonthly journal); (d) he has been re-elected as Director of the Interdepartmental Centre for Aquaculture Research for the 2002-2005 triennium
- Roberto Parigi Bini, who has been appointed ordinary member of the Academy of Georgofili
- Alfio Lanza and Vincenzo Russo, who have been appointed correspondent members of the Academy of Georgofili
- Alessandro Nardone, who has been appointed ordinary Academician of Mediterranean Academy.
Achille Franchini, Full Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna (Italy), has been appointed vice-President of the European Federation of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) for the period 2002-2006. The appointment took place in Bremen (Germany) during the XI European Poultry Conference. The European Federation of WPSA assigned to Italian branch the organisation of the XII European Poultry Conference that will be held in Verona in 2006.
From the left Achille Franchini and Michelle Tixier-Boichard (vice-Presidents), Ben-Ami Ron (past President), Dietmar K. Flock (President) and behind Colin Whitehead (Secretary and Treasurer of the European Federation).
The Scientific Association of Animal Production congratulates its members:
- Adalberto Falaschini, Full Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna (Italy), who was appointed member of the Scientific Committee of the new CNR IBBA (Italian National Research Council - Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria) in Milano - Italy;
- Gustavo Gandini, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milano (Italy), who will succeed Mr. Louis Ollivier as Chairman of the Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP-WG-AGR). The EAAP Commission on Animal Genetics established the WG-AGR in 1980. Since then the WG-AGR, among the others, promotes the study, conservation and development of animal genetic resources (AGR) in Europe and in the Mediterranean area, it develops contacts with representatives of EAAP member countries, it co-ordinates the EAAP Animal Genetic Data Bank and it liaises with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, FAO and other bodies involved in the management of European farm AGR.
The Italian Scientific Association of Animal Production congratulates its members:
- Leopoldo Iannuzzi, Head Researcher at the National Research Council, ISPAAM of Naples, who has been appointed member of the editorial board of Chromosome Research, one of the most important international journals dealing with all aspects of chromosome and nuclear biology;
- Antonio Muscio, who has been re-elected as Chancellor of Foggia University for the 2002-2005 triennium polling 84.34% of votes.
Gold medal and Award of Merit in Science and Culture
to Prof. Archimede Mordenti
By a decree of the President of the Republic of Italy on June 6, 2001, Prof. Archimede Mordenti, founding member of the ASPA, was granted the golden medal and Award of Merit for outstanding personalities in Science and Culture.
The award ceremony took place in the Quirinale, Italy’s historical executive office building, on April 3, 2002, with the direct participation of President Ciampi, his wife, Franca, and of the Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Letizia Moratti.
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