History & previous meeting

IFRG 2013 MEETING - Gottingen, Germany
Organiser - Marleen Boerjan





Prof.  S. Yahav, Institute of Animal Science, ARO the Volcani Center. Israel

Thermal treatments before incubation improve performance of Cobb broilers to 35 days of age


Dr. Y. Piestun, Dept. of Poultry and Aquaculture sciences, ARO the Volcani Center. Israel

Pre-natal thermal manipulation of turkey embryos-effects on embryo development and post-hatch performance


S. Tatge, Institute of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Temperature training before hatching: successful method to optimize hatching results and performance in broiler chickens


M. Nasser, Institute of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Long-term influence of prenatal temperature stimulation on reproductive performance in juvenile female broilers: a modified immune-histochemical amplification technique enabled the detection of hypothalamic type-II iodothyronin deiodinase (Dio2) expression

Influence of incubation conditions on performance

Prof. S.Y. Wang, Insitute of Biotechnology Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Manipulating incubation conditions to alter sex ratio of Taiwan Country Chickens

Influence of incubation conditions on performance

Dr. O. Elibol, Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Turkey

Effect of hatching time on yolk sac percentage and broiler performance

Influence of incubation conditions on performance

C. Pol, HatchTech B. V., the Netherlands

Effect of incubation temperature on leg bone development in broiler hatchlings

General aspects of incubation

R. Yair, Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Embryonic bone development: comparison between current and mid-80 broiler strains

General aspects of incubation

Dr H. van den Brandt,

Dept. of  Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Influences of breeder age on energy utilization and embryonic heat production

General aspects of incubation

T. Torma, Institute of Animal Sciences,  University of West Hungary, Hungary

Effects of mechanical impacts on hatchability of broiler breeders

General aspects of incubation

A. Salamon, University College Dublin, Ireland


Double and single yolk duck egg dimension and contents; the importance of yolk size and position for albumen secretion

General aspects of incubation

Dr. Y.  Nys, INRA and WPSA President European federation, Nouzilly, France

The innate immunity of the egg and its regulation, related to the hen environment and to egg storage

Workshop - Egg quality

Prof. N. Sparks, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC Avian Science Research Centre, UK

Ron Board – a lifetime’s contribution to egg science and so much more besides. For Nick's presentation click here ; click any slide to start the slide show.


Dr Bart De Ketelaere. BIOSYST – MeBioS – Qualimatrics, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The potential of novel sensor technologies and data processing techniques for noninvasive egg quality assessment.


Dr A. Förster, Lohmann Tierzucht, Germany

Quality criteria of layer eggs with focus on optimum incubation results


Guo Jun, Aviagen, UK

Egg quality and hatchability in broiler breeders



Key Note Speakers

for 2024 IFRG meeting

Anais Carvalho, Ph.D

Anais Carvalho, Ph.D

Rooster fertility: diagnosis and conservation

Dinah Nicholson, Ph.D

Dinah Nicholson, Ph.D

Development and Updates on SPIDES; sciences and practices

Servet Yalcin, Ph.D

Servet Yalcin, Ph.D

Impact of incubation temperature on meat quality in broilers

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