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Dr. Ricardo Rauber | Dr. Filip Immerseel | Dr. Nasser Odetallah | Dr. Sarah Pahm

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Dr. Ricardo Hummes Rauber, DVM, Ph.D.

Position: Vetinova – Strategic Animal Health Founder

Dr. Ricado Hummes Rauber holds a degree of Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the Federal University of Santa Maria, with a Master’s Degree in Preventative Veterinary Medicine from the same university, a Ph.D. from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a Post-Ph.D. from the Federal Technological University of Paraná, both in Poultry Health. He also holds the title of Specialist in Poultry Medicine from North Carolina State University. A professional with nearly 20 years of experience in poultry and swine health, he served as Research Manager at LAMIC/UFSM, was a founding partner and technical director of the SAMITEC Institute, researcher, veterinary and animal health manager at BRF and currently works as Animal Health Consultant at Vetinova – Strategic Animal Health.

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Dr. Filip Van Immerseel, Ph.D.

Position: Ghent University – Prof. Department of Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Zoological Medicine

Dr, Filip Van Immerseel has a Master’s in Bio-engineering Sciences (1999) and a Master’s in Laboratory Animal Sciences (2004) and received a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Sciences in 2004, studying environmental triggers in the gut that influence Salmonella invasion. After a post-doc period, he was appointed as a Research Professor by Ghent University in 2008. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Zoological Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University in Belgium and is head of a research group that studies host-bacterium interactions in the gut. Filip Van Immerseel currently has more than 230 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, has written book chapters and edited books on Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens and is a well-known speaker at international events. He is the editor of the journal Avian Pathology and is involved in many international collaborative research networks, has a dozen patents and has out-licensed multiple gut health solutions to companies. The general approach is always to study host-pathogen or host-bacterium interactions and to collect scientific data on mechanisms of a) the pathogenesis of diseases or b) the protective effects of bacterial strains and bacterial metabolites on gut homeostasis. This data can then be used for rational development of control measures to control pathogen colonization or intestinal disease, including vaccines, feed additives and diagnostic tools.


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Dr. Nasser Odetallah, Ph.D.

Position: BRI – Vice President, Key Channels & Markets

Dr. Nasser Odetallah oversees BRI’s global sales. Prior to joining BRI, he worked at Novus International managing their global technical services. He earned his undergraduate degree in Production and Management and an M.Sc. Degree in Animal Nutrition and Microbiology from the University of Jordan at Amman, Jordan. Nasser owned and operated a commercial broiler production farm for a few years in Jordan where he gained first-hand experience in the animal and feed industries. He also holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition from North Carolina State University.

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Dr. Sarah Pahm, PhD

Position: BRI – Technical Manager, Sales & Service

Dr. Sarah Pahm, Regional Technical Manager for the APEC region has a Ph.D. in animal feed nutrition and over 20 years of experience in the field as a technical expert, researcher, and academic professor in both private producer and international commercial companies, Dr. Pahm brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Pahm works closely with the APEC Commercial Director to support the technical and training needs of over 12 countries in APEC, exchange technical data and ideas with key opinion leaders and key influencers and support the growth of business in the region.