Full First Name(s)
Edward Cottington
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (Animal Science) (1994; University of Pretoria, South Africa); MSc Agric (Animal Science: Meat science) (cum laude)(1992; University of Pretoria, South Africa); BSc Agric Hons (Animal Science)(cum laude)(1989; University of Pretoria, South Africa); BSc Agric (Animal Science) (1988; University of Pretoria, South Africa); Postdoc (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Brief Biography (English)

Prof Edward Webb is Deputy Dean (Research and Postgraduate Education) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and Professor of Production Animal Physiology and Meat science in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Pretoria. He obtained the degrees BScAgric (1988), BScAgric (Hons) cum laude (1989), MScAgric cum laude (1992) and PhD (1994) from the University of Pretoria, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Ghent in Belgium and Nutreco in The Netherlands in 1997. Outstanding academic achievements include the Standard Bank of South Africa merit award, UP postgraduate and merit bursaries, National Research Foundation merit awards, SA Society for Animal Science merit award, the SA Society of Animal Science bronze medal for his PhD thesis, AM Bosman gold medal and a Fellowship from the Flemish Ministry in Belgium. Prof Webb's postdoctoral research focussed on the effects of nutrition on fatty acid synthesis and aspects of growth modeling in livestock. He subsequently continued his research in the field of production animal physiology and meat science at the University of Pretoria and was appointed as head of department from 2005 to 2016. Prof Webb's Teaching and Research focuses on the effects of dietary factors, growth and exogenous growth molecules on animal growth, adaptation, reproduction as well as carcass and meat quality. The research focus is specifically on ways to improve the efficiency of animal production in resource-constrained environments in and ethical and environmentally acceptable ways. He has published 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers, presented 134 papers at conferences or symposia, 30 technical reports, Co-Edited two books, contributed 17 book chapters, 33 popular scientific papers and 1 patent. Prof Webb is a Registered Professional Animal Scientist and served as Vice-President (2004-2008) and President of the South African Society for Animal Science from 2009 to 2014.

Job Title
Professor and Deputy Dean: Research & Postgraduate Education
Primary Organisation
Natural & Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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