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Prof. Aaron J. Cowieson

Principal Scientist, DSM Animal Nutrition & Health and Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney



Aaron hails originally from Scotland, having read for his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, completing in 2001.  From 2001-2010, Aaron worked for two major biotechnology businesses where his research focus was feed enzymes, ingredient quality and amino acid and mineral nutrition of poultry.  From 2010-2013 Aaron was Associate Professor of Poultry Nutrition and Director of the Poultry Research Foundation within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, Australia.  Currently Aaron is Principal Scientist at DSM Nutritional Products, specializing in various aspects of feed enzyme biotechnology and monogastric nutrition and is retained by the University of Sydney as Adjunct Professor – Poultry Nutrition.  Aaron has published more than 300 scientific articles including more than 150 in peer-reviewed international journals and was the 2016 recipient of the Poultry Nutrition Research Award from the American Feed Industry Association.  Aaron enjoys movies, walking, playing guitar and is a keen indoor rower.  He lives with his wife and two boys on the Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland.