Agriculture in general, and livestock in particular, are facing major challenges in the near future. The poultry sector has major assets to meet the expectation of the world population, provided that it can anticipate changes needed for sustainable production systems. Our ambition is that WPC2022 brings a major contribution to these challenges for the benefit of the world population.
The program features object-oriented sessions integrating various approaches to address a complex challenge, and specialized sessions corresponding with the scope of WPSA working groups. In addition, 11 plenary talks will address major issues for the poultry sector as a whole.
Michèle Tixier-Boichard, Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology Unit, as Chair of the WPC
Michel Duclos, Avian Biology & Poultry Research Unit, as Chairman of the scientific committee
- as members of the organizing and scientific committees
Cécile Berri, Agnès Narcy, Angelique Travel, Avian Biology & Poultry Research Unit
Xavier Fernandez, Animal Physiology and Livestock Systems Division
Elisabeth Blesbois, Reproductive Physiology and Behavior Unit
Michel Lessire, Yves Nys and Daniel Guéméné
- as invited speakers
Thierry Caquet, Scientific Director for Environment - Opening session: Water, from nutrient to sustainability
Anne Collin-Chenot, Avian Biology & Poultry Unit - Session: Adapting poultry production to climate change
Joël Gautron, Avian Biology & Poultry Unit - Session: Construction of egg quality
Sandrine Grasteau, Avian Biology & Poultry Unit - Session: Genetics by nutrition interaction to optimize gut function
Bertrand Meda, Avian Biology & Poultry Unit - Session: Diversity of production systems and services for the agroecological transition
Frederique Pitel, Genetics, Physiology and Breeding Systems Unit - Session: Genetics by environment interactions and epigenetics.