On Tuesday, September 27, BioResource International, Inc. (BRI) CEO Giles Shih, Ph.D., will speak on a panel as part of the 2016 North Carolina Agricultural Biotechnology Summit. Held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., the Ag Biotech Summit is a two-day conference that focuses on emerging new trends and converging technologies that are changing the food value chain.

The panel, “Technologies and Innovative Practices in Animal Production,” will be held during the conference’s Tuesday afternoon session, scheduled from 1:30 – 5 p.m. Dr. Shih will join Randy Marcuson, executive chairman of Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Dan Moser, Ph.D., president of Angus Genetics and director of performance programs for the American Angus Association, and Tad Sonstegard, Ph.D., vice president and chief scientific officer of Acceligen, on the panel, which will be moderated by Scott Prestage, vice president, turkey division of Prestage Farms. Topics of discussion will include technologies that allow genetic solutions to help avoid invasive production practices and minimize disease risks as well as high tech feeds that conform to proposed safety standards.

“I’m honored to be invited to participate in this year’s Ag Biotech Summit,” said Dr. Shih. “From alternatives to antibiotics, to developments in microbiome research, to precision feeding, to epigenetics and nutrition, there are many exciting areas of development in animal production. I look forward to discussing these and other opportunities with my fellow panelists and attendees at this conference.”

This year’s summit will host more than 200 participants ranging from academia, scientists, industry professionals, and business development and C-level executives. For more information on the Ag Biotech Summit and for program details, please visit: http://www.ncbiotech.org/agbiotechsummit.

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