UK Incubation and Fertility Research Group Meetings

1975-1980 | 1980-1990 | 1990-2000 | 2000-2010 | 2010-2020

Sub-committee No. 6 ( "Physiological Aspects of Incubation" ) of the European Federation of Branches of the World's Poultry Science Association met on the 15th May 1975 at the Poultry Research Centre at Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. Mr Harry Lundy, who was Head of the Environmental Physiology section at Roslin, organised a highly successful scientific programme which attracted a large audience. During the meeting a number of people expressed an interest in forming an informal Incubation Research Group. The first meeting of this group took place on 15 and 16 July 1976 at the University of Bath, and in April 1978, a meeting was held in conjunction with the British Ornithological Union at Royal Holloway College, London. The Group held another meeting in 1978 at the Wildfowl Trust at Martin Mere. In 1980 the Group met at the University of Bath, and at this meeting the Incubation Research Group became more formal; it was agreed to hold annual meetings, which have been held ever since (almost). Occasionally , there have also been joint meetings with other organisations: with the Immunology Society in 1976, with the Society of Applied Biology in 1982, and in 1983 with the British Veterinary Poultry Association.

The Group has remained active with well-attended meetings, its longevity may be due to the informal atmosphere of its meetings and the wide range of topics covered. Nowadays, the meetings are truly international attended by incubationists from all continents and participants from research, commerce, industry and the academic world. The name of the group was the Incubation Research Group (IRG) up to 1995 when it was decided to expand the remit of the group to include fertility and the name was changed to the Incubation and Fertility Research Group (IFRG). In 1998, an association was made with the '''World's Poultry Science Association''' when the IFRG adopted the European Branches' Working Group 6 - Reproduction.

The Chairs of Working Group 6 - Reproduction have been,

Dr Glenn Baggott 1998-2009

Dr Nick French 2009-2012

Marleen Boerjan 2012-

Each annual meeting has had a local organiser. Meeting dates, locations and organizer are given below. Details of programme, presentations and posters can be accessed by clicking the appropriate link.

Meeting dates and locations (organiser) with details of abstracts published

Copies of International Hatchery Practice with abstracts are held by Charles Deeming.

1975:
Poultry Research Centre, Edinburgh (organiser: Harry Lundy)
1976:
University of Bath (organisers: Ron Board/Steve Tullett)
1977:
University of Edinburgh (organiser: Ken Laughlin)
1978:
Royal Holloway College, London (organiser: ?)
1978:
Wildfowl Trust, Martin Mere, Lancashire (organiser: Janet Kear)
1980:
University of Bath (organiser: Nick French) pdf of abstracts (original)
1981:
Poultry Research Centre, Edinburgh (organiser: Steve Tullett)
1982:
Royal Veterinary College, London (organisers: Colin Dawes/Mick Hooper)
1983:
University of Bath (organiser: Ron Board)
1984:
Tarporley, Cheshire (organiser: Nick French).
1985:
Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire (organiser: Michael Ounsted)
 

1986: London Zoo (organiser: Peter Olney)

International Hatchery Practice, 1(3) - 1986.

 

1987: University of Reading (organiser: Charles Deeming)

International Hatchery Practice, 2(3) - 1987.

 

International Hatchery Practice, 2(4) - 1987.

 
1988: Game Conservancy (organiser: John Beer)

International Hatchery Practice, 3(3) - 1988.

 

International Hatchery Practice, 3(4) - 1988.

 
1990: Harper Adams Agricultural College, Shropshire (organiser: Brian Hodgetts)
 

1991: Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge (organisers: Geoff Proffitt and Charles Deeming)

International Hatchery Practice, 5(8) - 1991.

 

1992: Birkbeck College, London (organiser: Glenn Baggott)

International Hatchery Practice,7(2) - 1992.

 

1993: Scottish Agricultural College, Ayr (organisers: Brian Speake, Ray Noble & Nick Sparks)

International Hatchery Practice, 8(5) - 1994.

 

1994: University of Warwick (organiser: Charles Deeming)

International Hatchery Practice, 9(2) - 1994.

 

1995: University of Warwick (organiser: Charles Deeming)

International Hatchery Practice, 10(2) - 1995.

 

1996: University of Warwick (organiser: Nick French).

International Hatchery Practice, 11(2) - 1996.

 

International Hatchery Practice, 11(3) - 1996.

 

1997: Scottish Agricultural College (organiser: Nick Sparks, Brian Speake and Ray Noble)

International Hatchery Practice, 12(2) - 1997.

 

1998: University of Warwick (organiser: Glenn Baggott)

International Hatchery Practice, 13(2) - 1998.

 

1999: Vinci Conference Center, Tours, France (organiser: Jean-Pierre Brillard)

International Hatchery Practice, 14(2) - 1999.

 

2000 : St Edmund's Hall, University of Oxford, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 11(4): 283-311.

 

2001 : St Edmund's Hall, University of Oxford, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 12(4): 169-202.

 

2002 : St Edmund's Hall, University of Oxford, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 13(4): 233-260.

 

2003 : University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 14(4): 151-220.

 

2004 : University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 16(1): 47-79

 

2005 : University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 16(4): 175-196

Participants at IFRG 30th anniversary meeting, 2005
group 2005
key 2005
JB - John Beer
ZZ - Zemanova Zdenka
KI - Kevin Ion
AC- Annelise Castillo
GE - Grianne McEntee
J-PB - Jean-Pierre Brillard
EO - Erin O'Dea
PD - Piet Doornenbal
NF - Nick French
MM - Margherita Marzoni
DF - David Froman
MS - Michel Samuni
AJW - James Wade
AN - Alan Nightingale
JW - Jeff Webb
CD - Charles Deeming
GB - Glenn Baggott
IM - Irek Malecki
LT - Lara Thick
DO - David Oxley-Goodey
AA - Amos Ar
IP - Ian Pearce
AH - Andy Hogg
MB - Marlene Boerjan
AS - Andrew Soh
KL - Ken Laughlin
 

2006 : University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK (organiser: Charles Deeming)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 17(2): 57-75.

 

2007 : Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh, UK (organiser: Victoria Hurst)

in association with WPSA 29th Poultry Science Symposium BIOLOGY OF BREEDING POULTRY

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 18(2): 57-68

 

2008 : Moorfield's Hospital, London, UK (organiser: Victoria Hurst)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian Biology Research 1(3): 119-131.

 

2009 : University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (organiser: Victoria Hurst)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian Biology Research 2 (4):241-254.

 

2010 : Vinci Conference Centre, Tours, France (organiser: Nick French)

in association with the 13th European Poultry Conference.

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian Biology Research 3 (3): 123-143.

doi: 10.3184/175815510X12837948154979

Speakers IFRG 2010 meeting
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2011 : Ede, The Netherlands (organiser: Nick French)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian Biology Research 4 (3): 133-153.

doi:10.3184/175815511X13154124109537

 

2012: Pisa, Italy (organisers: Margherita Marzoni and Annelisse Castillo)

Abstracts of the presentations are published in Avian Biology Research (pdf).

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3184/175815512X13421912660767

Participants IFRG 2012 meeting
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Click below for links to slideshow of:

Presentations in the refectory

The Certosa

The conference dinner

The Natural History Museum

The monastery

Click any slide to start the slide show

 

2013: Gottingen, Germany (organiser: Marleen Boerjan)

Abstracts are published in International Hatchery Practice (pdf), 28(2): 27-33 and 28(3): 23-27.
Report here (pdf)

Participants IFRG 2013 meeting
Gottingen participants
key
 

2014: Lunteren, the Netherlands (organiser: Marleen Boerjan)

Abstracts are published in International Hatchery Practice and here
Report here (pdf)

Participants IFRG 2014 meeting
Key Participants not presentot present
1   Joanna Frischke-Krajewska 12   Muntaser Salem 23   Eddy Lierde van   Mehmet Akif Boz
2   Mark Foote 13   Ampai Nangsuay 24   Carla van der Pol   Pieter Gouw de
3 Dr. Umut Sami Yamak 14   Guy Whetherly 25 Dr. Alexander Wade   Anita Gradziel
4 Dr. Okan Elibol 15 Dr. Barbara Tzschentke 26   Manon Marwijk van Drs. Merlijn Kense
5 Dr. Henry Brand van den 16 Dr. Anne Collin 27 Prof. Silke Rautenschlein Dr. Margherita Marzoni
6   Chad Daniels 17   Luc Gabriel 28   Yao Fang Dr. Mike Wineland
7 Dr. John Kent 18 Dr. Ali Youssef 29   Barbara Kerkaert Dr. Henri Woelders
8   Asher Lugassi 19   Tomasz Bocianski 30   Deb Jeffrey Dr. Israel Yolelewits
9   Roger Banwell 20 Dr. Murray Bakst 31   Gerd De Lange
10   Tolga Erkus 21 Dr. Dinah Nicholson 32 Dr. Johannes Aka
11   Ni Leksrisompong 22 Dr. Marleen Boerjan 33   Mark Jeffrey
                34 Dr. Glenn Baggott
2015, Berlin, Germany (organiser: Marleen Boerjan)

Abstracts are published in International Hatchery Practice and here
Report here (pdf)