Scientific Advisory Board

Meet the Scientific Advisory board behind our Mootral technology

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Zaluvida strives for scientific excellence. We dedicate our time, experience and expertise in developing outstanding solutions for the biggest challenges in healthcare. Therefore, Zaluvida believes that bringing together outstanding scholars from all over the world is an enabler and facilitator for a healthy planet. Mootral's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has decades of experience in animal health, feed technology as well as enteric fermentation and helps us in further developing our Mootral technology. 

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Prof. Jamie Newbold

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Jamie Newbold graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a BSc Honours in Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition in 1981. He went on to do his PhD on Microbial Metabolism of lactic acid in the rumen at the Hannah Research Institute in Scotland. Currently, Jamie is Professor of Animal Science at the Institute of Biological and Rural Sciences of the Aberyswyth University, Wales. Prior to joining the Aberystwyth University in 2003, Jamie was based at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen for 16 years. During this time, Jamie’s research interests have focused on the understanding and manipulation of gut ecosystems to improve animal productivity, while reducing the environmental impact of animal husbandry.

Prof. Veerle Fievez

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Veerle Fievez obtained her PhD in Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University (in 2002) and is currently Professor of Animal Nutrition at Ghent University's Department of Animal Production. Although her main expertise is on ruminant nutrition and microbial digestion and its importance in livestock production, her MSc degree was not in Animal Science. Veerle graduated in bioscientific engineering with a focus on environmental technology. This background results in a specific approach of her research group, where new developments are explored from an engineer’s perspective for potential applications. Furthermore, environmental challenges within livestock production always have been a major focus of the group.

Prof. Gerhard Breves

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Gerhard Breves graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, and wrote his doctorate thesis at the respective Department of Physiology. After holding a postdoc-position in Hannover, he moved to the Institute of Animal Nutrition at the Federal Agricultural Research Station in Braunschweig, Germany. In 1990 he was appointed as a Professor in Veterinary Physiology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. Since 1997 he is the Director of the Department of Physiology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover. His major research focus is gastrointestinal physiology in ruminants and monogastric animals with a special emphasis on comparative aspects of rumen and hindgut microbial metabolism, as well as mechanisms and regulation of epithelial transport processes. This includes both, functional and molecular characterization of nutrient and electrolyte transport systems.