Meet the animal team

Animal Management Board

Management Board Chair

  • Jaap van Milgen, PEGASE, INRAE, Institut Agro, 35590, Saint Gilles, France.

British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is a charity that works to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer have a practical and beneficial application

Management Board Members

  • David Kenny, Teagasc, Ireland. ORCID: 0000-0001-9204-098X
  • Liam Sinclair, Harper Adams University. ORCID: 0000-0002-8543-0063
  • Maggie Mitchell, British Society of Animal Science,

European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) is an international scientific organisation promoting research, discussion, debate and dissemination of high quality and relevant animal science findings amongst the scientific communities, the livestock industry, civil society and groups with interests in livestock production.

Management Board Members

National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) is committed to exploring the frontiers of science and performing high-calibre research that is globally relevant. The institute makes major contributions to European research and participates in European research programmes.

Management Board Members

  • Erwin Dreyer, Directeur de Recherches INRAE, UMR Silva ‘Université de Lorraine-AgroParisTech-INRAE),, OrcID : 0000-0003-4999-5072
  • Xavier Fernandez, INRAE, Département Phase, Chemin de Borde-Rouge 31326 Castanet Tolosan Cedex, https://Orcid/0000-0002-1841-1647
  • Sabine Arbeille, INRAE, Dipso, 1 rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes 92761 Antony Cedex


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Animal Scientific Board

animal aims to publishing the best research in animal science and provide the best publishing experience for authors and readers. With this goal, animal has consolidated an international Scientific Board constituted by a very diverse group of scientists with a broad spectrum of backgrounds. The Scientific Board works to identify and drive initiatives to significantly increase the attractiveness of animal for authors and readers in the animal science domain. The Scientific Board is organized in two groups:, Authors’ experience and attracting content group and CommsOpen group. Scientific Board activities are coordinated by Marcin Pszczola’ Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland.

Authors’ experience and attracting content group

Role: The Authors’ experience and attracting content group aims to evaluate current practices and develop animal’s strategy and methodologies for the improvement of authors’ experience; work with the editorial team and publisher to identify areas for improvement in author experience; provide input to the editorial team to maintain high standards of editorial process, develop editorial policy and ethics. And to enhance the scientific standing and attractiveness of animal through attracting high quality citable content.


Dr Sokratis Stergiadis (Chair), Professor of Animal Science, University of Reading, United Kingdom. Website:

Dr Oswald Matika, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, EH25 9RG, UK.

Dr Rodolfo Ungerfeld, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

Dr Mai Anh Ton Nu, R & D Manager, AB Neo a/s, 6920 Videbaek, Denmark.

Dr Elham Assadi Soumeh, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science and Production, School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability, The University of Queensland, Australia. Website:

Dr Alessio Cecchinato, Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment. University of Padova, Italy. Website:

Dr Sandra Rodriguez Zas, Professor of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, Department of Animal Sciences, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Website:

Dr. Christos Dadousis, Tenure Track Researcher in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Parma, Italy;;

DVM MSc PhD Einar Vargas-Bello-Pérez, Associate Professor in Dairy Science. Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, México. Fellow Researcher of Animal and Dairy Science. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. University of Reading, United Kingdom. ORDIC and SCOPUS

CommsOpen group

Role: The CommsOpen group develops actions to promoting the animal family of journals, and to develop engagement in open science.


Rachel Gervais (Chair), Department of Animal Sciences, Faculté des Sciences de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation, Laval University, Canada.

Gesa Busch, Food Consumption and Wellbeing, Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Systems, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Freising, Germany

Rafael Muñoz-Tamayo, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment – INRAE, France.

Mogens Vestergaard, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Dr Eric Newton, University of Reading, United Kingdom. ORCID: ResearchGate:

Maggie Mitchell, British Society of Animal Science, United Kingdom.