De Lange receives 2012 American Society of Animal Science American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research
July 16, 2012 – Cornelis “Kees” F. M. De Lange, research program director at the University of Guelph, will receive the 2012 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research for his work in swine nutrition. He will be honored at the ASAS national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
De Lange’s research focuses on the biological representation of nutrient utilization in pigs. He has contributed to research meant to reduce the negative impact of pig production on the environment. De Lange’s involvement in modeling nutrient utilization has led to better understanding of genotypes and responses to nutrient intake. De Lange established the first swine liquid feeding research unit in North America. Recently, de Lange has become involved in research to better understand nutrient utilization of male pigs that have been immunized against GnRH (growth hormone).
De Lange received his Master’s of Science from Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands and his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada. He worked for many years in the commercial feed industry before obtaining a faculty position at UoG in 1994. De Lange has co-authored more than 120 peer reviewed publications, presented more than 115 papers at major conferences, and he has spoken at industry and scientific meetings in more than 20 countries. De Lange has also served on the editorial board for the Journal of Animal Science, the Canadian Journal of Animal Science, and on the executive board of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS).
The American Society of Animal Science American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research is presented to animal scientists who have conducted original research concerned with nonruminant nutrition and have published their research within the past 10 years. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.