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January 27, 2009: Surviving Turbulent Times focus of Alltech’s 23rd European Lecture Tour

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 the 2nd February in Cork, Ireland, will visit 32 locations across Europe and Northern Africa before concluding in Casablanca, Morocco on the 20th February.
“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 percent 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 www.alltech.com/elt.

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 to be held in Kentucky, USA from the 25th September to the 10th October 2010.

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Christina Lombard
Communications Manager Europe and Asia
Alltech European Biotechnology Centre
Sarney, Summerhill Road
Dunboyne, County Meath
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 825 2259
Fax: +353 1 825 2668
Email: clombard@alltech.com
Website: www.alltech.com


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