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Professor Jiroj Sasipreeyajan, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Jiroj Sasipreeyajan is a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary
Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Sc. degree in 1977 and DVM
degree in 1979 from Chulalongkorn University. In 1988, Dr. Jiroj received his PhD from University of
Minnesota, USA. Dr. Jiroj has extensive research experience in poultry diseases. Besides teaching and
research, he and his team provide extensive service in the area of avian health to Thailand’s poultry industry.
His research team have produced and published research outcomes support current prevention and control programs (particularly vaccines) for poultry diseases such as IB, ND, IBD, etc.

Noelia Antillés Silva
Head of the Bacteriology and Pathology Department
Poultry Health Centre of Catalonia and Aragon (CESAC)

In 2008, she graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Zaragoza (Spain).
She earned a master’s degree in veterinary research, specialising in animal health, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and a diploma in health studies from the Institut d’Estudis de la Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain) in 2009.
In 2014 she was awarded her PhD in Animal Medicine and Health from the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) in Spain. Since 2014 she has been the head of the Bacteriology and Pathology Department of the Poultry Health Centre of Catalonia and Aragon (CESAC) in Spain.

Adriano Bailos
Hatchery incubation, climate control and automation consultant
Bailos Hacthery Consultant

Adriano Bailos is graduated in Administration and studying agribusiness management. He is a consultant specializing in industrial incubation, climate control, automation, vaccination in eggs and other internal processes of hatcheries, working for over 20 years as a manager, worked with approximately 25 different units of incubation receiving several awards for the results obtained, currently advising companies as a specialist consultant assisting in the search for better results and implementation of new technologies related to the area of incubation.

Monica Ortega Garcia
Head Vet of Breeder and Hatchery

Veterinarian by UAB, in 1998. 3 years in beekeeping as a vet. 15 years as a commercial technician in Sola Domingo and 4 years in Inasur as responsible for the breeders and hatchery.

Ron Meijerhof
Consultant and Managing Director
Poultry Performance Plus

Ron has worked for 13 years as researcher at the Centre for Applied Poultry Research in the Netherlands, mainly in broiler breeders and incubation. In 1994 he received a PhD from the university of Wageningen, on the subject of heat and moisture balances in hatching eggs.

From 1998 until 2007, he worked as technical specialist for Hubbard/ISA and for Hybro.

In 2007, he started working for HatchTech, being responsible for the development of HatchBrood and for the R&D activities within HatchTech.

Since 2009, Ron works as a private consultant in broiler breeders and incubation.

Jorge Muñoz Minguela 
Hatchery Specialist

Graduated in Biology, specialising in Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology, from the University of Salamanca in 2003.

Started working in the poultry industry as a quality manager in a UVESA group chicken slaughterhouse and feed factory for five years (2006-2011). He then became manager of a broiler hatchery with capacity for 400,000 chicks per week with the same company for three years. Since 2013 he has been technical manager and hatchery specialist with Cobb Española.

Artur Schlick
Country Manager - Brasil
Royal Pas Reform

With a technical degree in electrotechnics, bachelor degree as Technologist in Agriculture and Livestock and MBA in Agribusiness, Artur has started his career at Royal Pas Reform approximately 8 years ago. With 20 years of experience previously has worked with Embrex/Zoetis and ECAT-ID/Ceva. Artur is in charge of the Brazil's Pas Reform subsidiary and gradually will move to the position of Technical Director of Pas Reform In-ovo Solutions to support the SmartVac™ Business development and the introduction to the worldwide market.

Erwin Prinzen
Product & Sales Director
Royal Pas Reform

With a degree in Business Management and Mechanical Engineering, Erwin started his career at Royal Pas Reform approximately 10 years ago. Previously with MAREL Water treatment and Prinzen BV, he is now responsible as Product & Sales Director for Commercial and Product Management related activities within Royal Pas Reform. Additionally, as a Commercial Director for the Pas Reform In-ovo Solutions he is supporting the further world wide development and introduction of the in-ovo vaccination and nutrition market.

Kristof Van Hoye
Project Manager

Veterinarian since 1996. General practice for over 15 years in the north of Belgium. Since 2001 focus on mycotoxins and feed formulation with a special interest in probiotics, orthomolecular approach and reducing AB use by increasing hygiene in dairy, swine and poultry. I'm a profound promotor of alternating cleaning cycles with detergents, acids and enzymes to remove mineral deposits,organic matter and biofilm which can be the source of potentially dangerous pathogens in farms, transport, hatcheries, slaughterhouses etc. Since 2006 active in the poultry business. Mainly linked to feedmills, hatcheries and veterinary practices but also to the layer and broiler industry as a consultant in Benelux and beyound.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar DVM, PhD, FASc
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr. Omar obtained his DVM from Universti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia in 1991 and PhD in Immunology from Cornell University, the USA, in 1997. Currently, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM, and Professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience in avian disease and health.
His current research interest is in developing improved vaccines against ND and AIV.

Dinah Nicholson
Global Head of Hatchery Support 

Dinah Nicholson started working for Aviagen in 1985, after completing a degree in Agriculture and a PhD in Agricultural Science. Her first post was managing trials investigating breed by environment interactions. From 1991-1994 she worked with Aviagen production staff, investigating egg storage and disinfection methods. From 1995 - 2003 Dinah supplied specialist hatchery and broiler support in Western Europe, then from 2004-2008 she managed the Aviagen technical team in Europe. Since 2008 Dinah has managed Aviagen’s hatchery specialist function, delivering customer support, technical literature, incubation trials and hatchery training for producers all over the world. 

Luis Pantoja
Regional Technical and Marketing Manager

Luis got a Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in 2000, with the specialty of Animal Health and Veterinary Surgery. Since graduation, he worked as a clinical veterinarian and a poultry and feed additive specialist in different companies.
In May 2018, he joined HIPRA as Corporate Product Manager (Corporate Brand Manager from September 2019) specialized in avian coccidiosis vaccines.
From July 2022, he took the position of Regional Technical and Marketing Manager for Western and North Europe, covering all the range of HIPRA's poultry vaccines.

Joan Molist
Global Product Manager

Joan Molist graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2015. Since graduation and until 2018, he worked as veterinarian in the spanish public health authority and as a technical veterinarian in animal origin food products companies. In 2018, he joined HIPRA as Clinical Trial Monitor in the Scientific Marketing Unit. From 2020 he is Corporate Product Manager specialized in avian coccidiosis vaccines.

Michelle Woodward
Global Product Manager

Michelle graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2015. After graduating, she made an internship at a Veterinary Hospital in California (USA) and worked as a clinical veterinarian. In 2016, she joined HIPRA in the Marketing Department as Global Product Manager, currently being responsible for the vaccines against Gumboro disease in the Poultry Business Unit.

Marc Pulido
Global Product Manager

Marc Pulido graduated in Mechatronics Engineering and studied for a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Development. From starting worked with industrial machinery projects. In 2019 joins HIPRA as Technical Service Specialist for Medical Devices and from 2022 as a Global Product Manager for Smart Traceability.

Marina Solé
Hiprastats Project Developer
Marina Solé is a Biologist educated by Barcelona University and experienced by a PhD in animal breeding and genetics. She has international experience in project management within the field of veterinary and animal production. She is active for HIPRA since January 2021.