Animal Growth and Development Award
Section Awarded: National
Jean-Francois Hocquette, Animal Growth and Development Award
Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
A scientist at INRA since 1991, and Head of the "Muscle Growth and Metabolism Group” of the Herbivore Research Unit (URH) since 1999, Dr Jean-François Hocquette has developed an internationally recognized research programme on the Biochemistry and Functional Genomics of muscle metabolism seeking muscle biomarkers related to cattle growth and beef quality. An author of 168 research papers and innovator of two patents, he has secured over $5 million in grants, mentored 18 graduate students (7 PhD and 11 MS) and 9 scientists and collaborated with researchers around the globe. He is an editor of two EAAP books (#112 and #133), and an Associate Editor of BMC Genomics and the Journal of Integrative Agriculture. He was Director of URH (172 staff), from 2006 to 2010. Currently, he is involved with the commissioned activities of EAAP, the French and Chinese Academy, and various interest groups. He has organized many scientific and outreach activities, and delivered over fifty invited lectures.