Abstract submissions should fall into one of the three themes listed below.
Livestock building, nutrition, health, dairy potential, milking mechanization.
Camel milk technologies and processing, from milk storage to dairy product.
Camel milk value chain: management, organization, governance, promotion, development and innovation.
PhD Paris University
Veterinarian, specialized in tropical veterinary medicine, PhD Paris University and HDR Montpellier University. Stay in Africa for 8 years (Ethiopia, Niger) for research and development activities (1975-1983) before joining National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) as director of ecopathology laboratory. Joining CIRAD (Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development) as Head of Animal Productions Program (1996), then as Scientific project manager (2007). Starting interest for camels in Ethiopia in 1975, studying mineral metabolism. Gradually, through his multiple research programs in cooperation and his international network of camel scientists (North, Western and Horn of Africa, Middle-East, India, Central Asia, Latin America), he founded the International Society for Research and Development on Camelids (ISOCARD). At present chairman of ISOCARD and vice-chairman of French Federation of camelids farming. In 2010-2015, working in Saudi Arabia as FAO consultant in a camel research center. At present, emeritus researcher at CIRAD and independent international camel expert. Author of more than 450 scientific publications, 340 communications in national and international conferences, 45 books and chapters in book, 210 technical reports and 12 scientific editions.
Institut Agro Rennes-Angers, France
Pierre-Guy Marnet is a French professor working as professor and researcher in Institut Agro Rennes-Angers (ex Agrocampus-Ouest) in France, and as associated prof. In vet school of Sidi Thabet in Tunisia. He is specialist in animal physiology with special emphasis on lactation physiology. After a time dedicated to hormonal immuno-analysis development, he has intensively worked on endocrinology and neuroendocrinology (oxytocin, prolactin, cortisol and ovarian steroids…) related to mammogenesis, lactogenesis and galactopoiesis (with special focus on milk secretion and ejection and behaviour or animals during and around suckling and milking) and reproductive function in rabbits, dogs and main ruminants. A major part of his applied work focuses on milking machine management and impact (e.g. cleaning, stimulations, milk quality, udder and teat reactions), milking intervals (e.g. once a day milking, 13 milkings per week, 3 milkings on 2 days, robotic milking..) and milking ability traits of animals (e.g. milk flow parameters or udder capacities and morphologies). His work experiments has taken him to different places (Africa (Maghreb and Niger in Africa, South and North America, Arabic countries, East and South Europa) to further develop milking efficiency with their local breeds or species (e.g. local dairy sheep and goats, zebus, cows and camels) and improving milk quality. Prof. Marnet has assisted in designing and evaluating milking machines settings (ISO norma) and educating producers on the correct machine settings and usage to increase animal performance, milk quality and farm profitability. He is renowned throughout the EU dairy industry, and milk research domain and works as FIL-IDF expert, and as a legal expert to French courts and as scientific and technical advisor to some foreign governments. He authored more than 100 original scientific papers and book chapters, more than 50 technical papers and presented around 200 scientific and technical communications in national and international conferences.
Professor and Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Dr. Sajid is a Professor in Department of Food Science at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, UAEU. He has started his academic career in May-2011 at UAEU as a post-doctorate Fellow and is currently serving as Professor since 2021.
His research is dedicated and aligned exclusively on food and nutritional needs of UAE and the region. Camels and dates have been and will be the important sustainable food resources for the region against all odds of climate challenges, etc and their products have shown increasing demand amongst the native population of UAE and the region. He has established an innovative research program at UAEU which focus on bioactive molecules in camel milk and diversifying the camel milk through development of novel and specialized products from camel milk. He has published high quality research in the area of camel milk protein and peptide chemistry. He is leading an active research group in Food Science Dept with multidisciplinary collaboration within UAEU and abroad.
He has published around 100 publications and edited 3 books and several book chapters.
Dr. Sajid has received his PhD from Prince of Songkla University (Thailand) in the year 2010. He has received several awards for his research at UAEU and was listed in Top 2% scientist list released by Stanford University (2020-21).
Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology
Professor Dr. Taherah Mohammadabadi Bsc, Msc, PhD
Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan,
Field and Interests: Dairy Products, Milk Quality, Camel Milk and Health Complications, Food Technology, Herbalist, Animal Science, Gut Microorganisms of Animals.
She finished her PhD in Iran and Australia and has been as a researcher at University of Queensland, Australia; she has attended and presented her works in different conferences in some countries. She is working as a full professor, academic member, researcher and teacher since 11 years ago in Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran.
She has been as supervisor for 10 PhD students and more than 30 Msc students and also guided more than 45 Msc and Phd thesis. She has over 200 published publications, conferences presentations, and scientific projects; Also some books on phytochemicals and microbes, probiotics, bioactive components in the livestock milk; gut microorganisms of animals, milk
lactoferrin and health, anti diabetes properties of camel milk. She is member of the editorial board and reviewer of some international and national journals.