Dean Martin Ntawubizi,PhD

Job Title/Academic rank: 
Campus: 
Office Location: 
Nyagatare Campus
Phone Number: 
+250785 839 926
E-mail: 
mntawubizi@ur.ac.rw

Education: 

PhD in Bioscience Engineering (Agricultural Sciences: Animal Production): January 2005-December 2009: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium Thesis topic: "Intramuscular fatty acid composition and plasma oxidative status in pigs: animal factors and genetic variability".

Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Agriculture: Animal Production: 1995-2001 “Facultéd’Agronomie”, “Université Nationale du Rwanda”, Rwanda

Research: 

• Animal product quality

• Animal production and welfare

• Quantitative genetics and animal breeding

•Applied biotechnology to animal breeding and production

Awards: 

• Post-Doc Awardees: UR-Sweden Program for 2014-2015 Cycle

Papers: 

• Ntawubizi, M., 2010. Intramuscular fatty acid and plasma oxidative status in slaughter pigs; Animal factors and genetic variability. ISBN: 978-3-8383-9496-1, pp. 139.

• Ntawubizi, M., 2011. Intramuscular fatty acid composition in farm animals towards modern human nutrition: a review. Rwanda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 1(2), 109-124.

• Ntawubizi, M., 2011. Oxidative status and animal welfare: a review. Rwanda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 1(2), 125-144.

• Ntawubizi, M., Colman, E., Janssens, S., Raes, K., Buys, N., & De Smet, S., 2010. Genetic parameters for intramuscular fatty acid composition and metabolism in pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 88, 1286-1294.

• Vossen, E., Ntawubizi, M., Raes, K., Smet, K., Huyghebaert, G., Arnouts, S. and De Smet. S. (2010). Effect of dietary antioxidant supplementation on the oxidative status of plasma in broilers. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 95, 198-205.

• Ntawubizi, M., Raes, K., Buys, N., & De Smet, S., 2009. Effect of sex and sire on the intramuscular fatty acid profile and indices for enzyme activities in pigs. Livestock Science, 122, 264-270.

• De Smet, S., Ntawubizi, M., Raes, K., Buys, N. (2007). Effect of sex and sire on the intramuscular fatty acid profile in pigs. Journal of dairy science: vol. 90. ICOMST, 2007, 134-135.

• Ntawubizi, M., Raes, K., Buys, N., & De Smet, S., 2007. Relationships between indices fordesaturase and elongase activity involved in the intramuscular long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism in pigs. Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, GhentUniversity, 72 (1) 29-32.

• Ntawubizi, M., Raes, K., Smet, K., Huyghebaert, G., Arnouts, S., & De Smet, S., 2006. Effect of antioxidant supplementation in diets of broilers on the oxidative status of plasma. Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University, 71(1) 281-284.

• Smet, S., Wullepit, N., Ntawubizi, M., Beerda, B., Veerkamp, R. F., 2006. Influence of management and genetic value for milk yield on the oxidative status of dairy cow plasma. 57thAnnual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, Antalya, Turkey, 17-20.

• Ntawubizi, M., Raes, K., Buys, N., De Smet, S., 2006. Effect of sire and sex on the intramuscular fatty acid profile in pigs. 31st NVO Meeting, April 7th 2006. Diergaarde BLIJDORP, Rotterdam. 14-15.

Member of a technical group tasked to review a draft of national food safety policy (a case of Rwanda)