Keynote Speaker- International

Dr. Channapatna S. Prakash
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA

Dr. Channa S. Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Tuskegee University (USA) where he has served on faculty since 1989, is a Professor of Crop Genetics and Biotechnology. Dr. Prakash’s expertise is on genetic improvement of food crops of importance to developing countries. His lab was among the first to develop transgenic sweet potato and peanut plants and conduct pioneering genomic studies on the peanut.

Dr. Prakash has been a global leader in enhancing the societal awareness of crop and food biotechnology issues around the world for nearly three decades. Dr. Prakash was recognized for his outstanding work on agricultural biotechnology outeach with the award of the prestigious 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award, by the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology which credited him as  “arguably done more than anyone else in academia or industry to promote agricultural technologies that can help feed the world’s growing population.” He was also recognized by Huffington Post as among the Top 30 social influencers in biopharma and biotech. He has an active presence in the social media, impacting close to 2 million readers per month on Twitter (@agbioworld) and is globally ranked as number #1 influencer on ‘agricultural biotechnology’ issues. He also serves as Co-Editor-in-chief of a highly respected journal GM Crops &Food. In 2006, he was named one of the ‘Top Personalities Who have made the Most Significant Contribution to Biotech’ by Nature Biotechnology: Who’s who in biotech – Some of biotech’s most remarkable and influential personalities from the past 10 years. In 2005 he was named one of the 100 Top Living Contributors to Biotechnology by The Scientist (chosen by peers via polling).

Dr. Prakash has delivered nearly 1000 public lectures across 80 countries including venues such as Aspen Ideas Festival, World Food Prize, UN Forum on Sustainable Development, FAO, US Congress, and World Bank. He was invited three times to deliver lectures at the Vatican and was fortunate to have an audience with Pope Francis and explain to him the benefits of Golden Rice.  He has won numerous prestigious awards including the Morrison-Evans Outstanding Scientist Award. He served as panel manager for the USDA’s biotechnology risk assessment grant program, chaired the minority affairs committee of the American Society for Plant Biology, and served on the USDA Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology with Ag Secretaries Dan Glickman and Ann Veneman.

Dr. Prakash will provide a keynote titled “Role of Agricultural Biotechnology in Advancing Sustainable Animal Agriculture” in SAADC 2019. It is our great pleasure to have him in SAADC 2019.

Keynote Speaker- Nepal

We will update Nepali Keynote Speaker soon.

Lead/Plenary Speakers

Following scientists have been finalized as Lead/ Plenary Speakers so far. We will update this list as we get confirmation from our invited speakers.

Prof. Dr. Peter Wynn
Charles Sturt University
Title of the Talk: “Hormones and antibiotics in animal production: should they be used?”
Brief Bio of Prof. Dr. Wynn


Prof. Dr. Wayne L. Bryden
Professor of Animal Sciences
The University of Queensland, Australia
Title of the Talk: “The impact of Mycotoxins in food and feed: Consequences for human and animal health”
Brief Bio of Prof. Dr. Bryden


Dr. Nar K. Gurung, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN
Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
Director of Caprine Research and Education Unit
College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences
Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA

Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller, PhD
Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
Head, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences
Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA
Title of the talk: “A Model for Collaborations between Minority Serving Institutions in the US and Nepal for Sustainable Animal Agriculture Research, Teaching and Extension.

Dr. Peter Thomson
Associate Professor
The University of Sydney
Title of the Talk:“Practical Experimental Design for Animal Production”
Brief Bio of Dr. Thomson


Dr. Ermias Kebreab
University of California, Davis, USA
Title of the Talk: “The use of feed additives to reduce enteric methane emissions from cattle”
Brief Bio of Prof. Dr. Kebreab


Dr. Yoshiaki HAYASHI
Associate Professor
Meijo University, Japan
Title of the Talk: “Current status and future possibilities of goat and buffalo productions in developing countries
Brief Bio of Dr. Hayashi