Animal Health & Nutrition Intellectual Exchange Group

The Animal Health and Nutrition Intellectual Exchange Group (AH&N IEG) is a group with representation from industry, academia and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.  Its mission is to provide a forum for professionals (academics as well as industry) working in the Animal Health and Nutrition space to discuss topics of relevance, network with each other to build relationships and collaborations.  It will also serve as a forum to identify technologies that could be spun out from universities; a forum for company executives to develop peer-level relationships and company collaborations. It aims to become the core of a future cluster in RTP around Animal Health and Nutrition.


August 17, 2021

"Can Algae and Insects Really Improve Farm Productivity?"

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Xingen Lei - Professor of Molecular Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science, Cornell University

Dr. Liz Koutsos - CEO, EnviroFlight


November 16, 2021

"Precision Animal Farming / Precision Technologies for Animal Health ”


February 15, 2022

“Health and/or Stress Biomarkers”


April 19, 2022

“Companion Animal Health”



Membership Guidelines

Faculty, students, postdocs and industry members with interest in animal health and nutrition are welcome.

Meeting Format

Similar meeting format as previous years will be maintained in the 2021-2022 season, with the addition of an option to attend the forums virtually. Each event will host multiple speakers centered around the event theme and allow time for networking among in-person attendees.

Most events run from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at NCBiotech, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all seminars. Registration is free for most events.

Request information about monthly meeting and vendor sponsorship packages.