Ruurd T. Zijlstra



Position: Professor (Swine & Carbohydrate Nutrition)

Institution: Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta

Role with the AMR - One Health Consortium: Co-investigator

Dr. Ruurd Zijlstra is Professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He was born and raised in The Netherlands where he completed a M.Sc.-degree at Wageningen University. In 1996, he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois and was first for 8 years at Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon, Canada as Research Scientist – Nutrition. He has produced 161 scientific papers and 12 book chapters on nutrition topics. His current research program is focused on unique aspects of starch and fiber nutrition, nutritional quality of co-products in pigs, and feed quality evaluation techniques. He received the 2018 Nonruminant Nutrition Award of the American Society of Animal Science – American Feed Industry Association.

Key Areas of Expertise: Swine, Gut health, Nutrition

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