László Babinszky
László Babinszky
Department of Feed and Food Biotechnology
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management
University of Debrecen

Dr. László Babinszky is a full time professor in animal nutrition in the Department of Feed and Food Biotechnology at the University of Debrecen in Hungary. He is also invited professor at the University of Pécs in Hungary. He was awarded an MSc degree in agricultural science from Agricultural University of Debrecen in 1974 (Hungary). After completing his studies he joined the Research Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition in Herceghalom (Hungary). In 1977, he earned the university doctor degree in agricultural science in Hungary. He has worked at the Agricultural University of Vienna in the Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition (BOKU, Austria, 1979) and in the Oscar Kellner Research Institute in Rostock (Germany, 1982).

From 1984 to 1985 he worked in the Department of Animal Nutrition of the Agricultural University in Wageningen and in the Department of Biochemistry and Animal Physiology of the Institute for Livestock Feeding and Nutrition (IVVO) in Lelystad in the Netherlands. From 1988 to 1992, he worked in the Department of Animal Nutrition of the Agricultural University in Wageningen (the Netherlands). In 1992 he was awarded a PhD degree in animal nutrition from the University of Wageningen. In July 1992, he was appointed Professor of Animal Nutrition at the University of Kaposvár in Hungary. Between September 1992 and November 2010, he was head of the Department of Animal Nutrition. From January 2000 to 2007 June, he was scientific vice rector of the University of Kaposvár. From 1st June 2007 to 30th June 2010 he was rector of the Kaposvár University. Since 1st of December 2010 he has been professor at the University of Debrecen and head of Department of Feed and Food Biotechnology.

His most important study trips were to: Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Rumania, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and China.

His research involves several different areas of pig and poultry nutrition, including: energy metabolism, effect of feed components on the quality of animal products (e.g. meat), studying digestibility of nutrients in different segments of the gastro intestine, protein and amino acid metabolism, effect of climate change on animal nutrition, precision animal nutrition, swine nutrition based on molecular genetic profile.

He has authored and co-authored over 210 publications (papers and book chapters in Hungarian, English and German). He edited several books and 14 international conference proceedings.

He is member of various committees e.g.: Doctoral School of Animal Science of the University of Debrecen; the Scientific Committee on Animal Breeding and Nutrition of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Hungarian Animal Welfare Committee; the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS, USA); the editorial board of the Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A- Animal Science (Norway); KRMIVA, Journal of Animal Nutrition (Croatia), Austin Food Sciences (NJ, USA), E-Cronicon Nutrition (UK), SciTz Nutrition and Food Science (DE, USA), Journal of Medical Chemistry and Toxicology (NJ, USA). He has graduated 6 PhD students and 25 Masters. Currently he is supervisor for five Masters and two PhD students.