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Webinar: A new species-specific approach to sweeteners for animal feed

12/8/22 8:00 am CST
Online - Webinar

WATTPoultry and Feed Strategy webinarRegister to learn about the latest animal nutrition sweetener research including the importance of species diversity in the development of effective sweetening products.

Discover new innovations in the science of sweeteners in animal feed. Sweeteners are regularly used to improve the palatability of feed, particularly for young animals to improve feed intake and growth in critical life stages. Learn about the latest animal nutrition sweetener research including the importance of species diversity in the development of effective sweetening products. Find out about the work that ADM and its feed additives business PANCOSMA is investing in, to bring innovative sweeteners to the animal nutrition market. The presentation will be given by Dr. Soraya Shirazi-Beechey, pancosma_sponsorby_200px.jpgprofessor of molecular physiology and biochemistry, University of Liverpool; Sarah Cooper, business development manager, ADM; Catherine Ionescu, IP & Research Manager, ADM, and Mathilde Ramillien, portfolio project lead, ADM. 

This webinar will broadcast at 8:00 AM CST (Chicago) / 2:00 PM GMT (London) / 10:00 PM CST (Beijing).


  1. Understand the science and innovation in animal feed sweeteners.
  2. How Pancosma is leading sweetener research and what’s next.
  3. Learn more about soon-to-be-available, swine-specific, saccharin-free sweeteners.

This webinar is sponsored by Pancosma and is presented by WATTPoultry and FeedStrategy.

Speaker Info:

Soraya_Shirazi-Beechey.90px_.jpgDr. Soraya Shirazi-Beechey, professor of molecular physiology and biochemistry, University of Liverpool

Dr. Soraya Shirazi-Beechey has a long and prestigious international career: she received her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry in the United States, obtained her Ph.D. from London University, has worked at several Universities in the UK, and for the past 20 years has been at the University of Liverpool, where she is Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biochemistry. She has trained over 40 Ph.D. students, 10 post-doctoral fellows, and many master's students. Her research is based on the biology, microbiology, and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract of both humans and other species, and the function of the gastrointestinal tract as a sensory organ. She has received numerous awards including an Associate Fellowship from the Royal College of Veterinary Scientists for her contributions to research and education, and the American Society of Animal Science President’s Award for notable contributions to animal research.


S_Cooper_90px.jpgSarah Cooper, business development manager, ADM

Graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Sydney Australia in 1999. Worked in veterinary clinical practice until 2006, and then moved into the animal health industry with Pfizer Animal Health. Worked with Pfizer Animal Health and Zoetis in Australia and France until last year when started with ADM as a Product Manager and then Business Development Manager. Also has a Master's in Veterinary Public Health Management from the University of Sydney, and a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.

IONESCU.C.90px.jpgCatherine Ionescu, IP & Research Manager, ADM

Graduated as Agriculture Engineer from Institut Superieur Agricole de Beauvais, France in 1999. Worked in Aventis Animal Nutrition until 2001 when I started to work for a subsidiary of Pancosma (Axiss France SAS) as a research collaborator. From 2008 onwards, worked within Pancosma in Switzerland in either technical or research & development team depending on the year taking charge patent related issues. Currently in ADM’s S&T team as IP & Research manager.

RAMILLIEN.M.90px.jpgMathilde Ramillien, portfolio project lead, ADM

Chemistry studies graduated with a Master's degree in Science and technologies of flavors industries from ISIPCA, France in 2014. Worked with Pancosma/ADM for 8 years, first as a flavorist for the creation and development of Palatants products, then as Product Manager for 2 years, and as Business Development Manager for 2 years as well. Since September as Portfolio Project lead to continuing to support the palatants team and also be responsible for the management of portfolio projects.