Søren Østergaard

Professor

Profile photoSøren Østergaard
Professor
Institut for Husdyrvidenskab - sektionen for Management og Modellering
Blichers Allé 20
D25, 3304
8830 Tjele
Danmark
E-mail: soren.ostergaard@anis.au.dk
Telefon: 51420215
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/soren.ostergaard@anis.au.dk

Uddannelse

1995: MSc. in Animal Science at Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Copenhagen
1999: PhD in Animal Science at Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Copenhagen

Erhvervserfaring

1995: Research Assistant at Danish Institute of Animal Science, Foulum
1995: Advisor at Danish Agricultural Advisory Centre, Aarhus
1995: PhD student at Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen
1999: Research Assistant at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Foulum
1999: Research Scientist at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Foulum
2001-2009: Senior Research Scientist at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, now Aarhus University, Foulum
2009-2019: Senior Scientist MSK (‘with special qualifications’) at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, now Aarhus University, Foulum. (Part time 80-85 % since 2010)
2010-: CEO of SimHerd A/S, Foulum, (Part time, 15-20 %)
2019-: Professor at Aarhus University

Research

H-index (updated July 2021)
Web of Science: 22
Google Scholar: 29
Responsible supervisor or project supervisor for 16 PhD students

International network from:
i) Stay at Cornell University (USA), Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences in 1998;
ii) Research collaborations within the EU projects ‘Prolific (2013-2017)’ and ‘GplusE (2014-2018)’ and the Nordic project ‘Evolutionary operations (EVOP) in large dairy herds (2014-2017)’; Resilience for Dairy (R4D) 2021-2024.
iii) Participated in a number of symposia on ‘Animal Health Economics’ within the collaboration between Wageningen University, Copenhagen Veterinary School of Nantes, Swedish University and Aarhus University. Participated in the NEAT network ‘Networking to enhance the use of economics in animal health education, research and policy making in Europe and beyond (2012-2015)’;
iv) Joint research publications with more than 50 foreign researchers from 14 countries.

Membership

2017-: Chairman of ’Det Kvægfaglige Netværk for Produktionsanlæg Teknologi og Management’ by ‘Forskningsudvalg Kvæg’
2017-:  Member of ‘Forskningsudvalg Kvæg’ by Landbrug & Fødevarer Kvæg, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, and Technical University of Denmark
2017-: Member of ‘Kvægkoordinatorgruppen’ by Aarhus University
2015-:  Member of Department committee for collaboration with industry. Aarhus University, Department of Animal Science

Leadership and Administration

CEO of the AU spin-out company SimHerd A/S since 2010 (www.simherd.com)
Project leader or work packaged leader of 20 research projects
Ad hoc referee for 9 international scientific journals
Participation in scientific evaluation committees at different levels including full professor level

Teaching

(Courses since 2013)
Landbrugets Driftsøkonomi (BSc 5 ECTS). Course responsible. 2021-
Animal Health Economics in Livestock Herds (PhD 5 ECTS). Course responsible. 2012, 2018.
Management and Economy in a Livestock herd (MSc 5 ECTS). Course responsible. 2013-.
Animal Production, Health and Welfare (MSc 10-15 ECTS). 2008-2021.
Husdyrproduktion, råvarekvalitet og miljø (BSc 15 ECTS). 2011-2013.
Husdyrproduktion (BSc 10 ECTS). 2014-2017.
Feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds (PhD 5 ECTS). 2017, 2021.
Animal Production Science / Animal Production / Husdyrvidenskab / Husdyrproduktion. (MSc 15 ECTS). Copenhagen University. 2004-2015.

Innovation, Industry collaboration and Technology Transfer

Since 1998, I have been the principal researcher developing the SimHerd model. This founded in 2010 the spin-off company ‘SimHerd A/S’. The model is widely used by veterinarians and consultants in several countries.
Starting 2010, I have been responsible for the development of the herd health analytical tool ‘Kvartalsrapporten’ together with Dyrelæger & Ko, who is now using it as their key tool in half of Danish dairy cattle herds.
HerdNavigator. I participated in the Biosens 1 & 2 projects, which developed the scientific background for the biological part of HerdNavigator tool. The companies Foss, Lattec and DeLaval participated in the projects.
SEGES tool. I have had collaboration with the farmers’ organization, SEGES, through research and development projects providing tool for feeding level optimization, reproduction management analyses and tools, lactation curve analyses, and Animal Health Economy analyses.

Peer-reviewed publikationer (10 seneste)

Comparison of the transcriptome in circulating leukocytes in early lactation between primiparous and multiparous cows provides evidence for age-related changes

Buggiotti, L., Cheng, Z., Salavati, M., Wathes, D. C. & GplusE Consortium, dec. 2021, I: BMC Genomics. 22, 1, s. 1-17 17 s., 693.

Associations between circulating IGF-1 concentrations, disease status and the leukocyte transcriptome in early lactation dairy cows

Wathes, D. C., Becker, F., Buggiotti, L., Crowe, M. A., Ferris, C. P., Foldager, L., Grelet, C., Hostens, M., Ingvartsen, K. L., Marchitelli, C., Salavati, M., Signorelli, F., Takeda, H., Tang, L., Cheng, Z. & GplusE Consortium, nov. 2021, I: Ruminants. 1, 2, s. 147-177 31 s.

Genetic consequences of terminal crossbreeding, genomic test, sexed semen, and beef semen in dairy herds

Clasen, J. B., Kargo, M., Østergaard, S., Fikse, W. F., Rydhmer, L. & Strandberg, E., jul. 2021, I: Journal of Dairy Science. 104, 7, s. 8062-8075 14 s.

Effect of enhanced hygiene on transmission of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Streptococcus dysgalactiae in dairy herds with automatic milking systems

Skarbye, A. P., Krogh, M. A., Denwood, M., Bjerring, M. & Østergaard, S., jun. 2021, I: Journal of Dairy Science. 104, 6, s. 7195-7209 15 s.

Global transcriptomic profiles of circulating leucocytes in early lactation cows with clinical or subclinical mastitis

Cheng, Z., Buggiotti, L., Salavati, M., Marchitelli, C., Palma-Vera, S., Wylie, A., Takeda, H., Tang, L., Crowe, M. A., Wathes, D. C. & GplusE Consortium, jun. 2021, I: Molecular Biology Reports. 48, s. 4611-4623 13 s.

Corrigendum to "Relationships between metabolic profiles and gene expression in liver and leukocytes of dairy cows in early lactation" (J. Dairy Sci. 104: 3596-3616)

Wathes, D. C., Cheng, Z., Salavati, M., Buggiotti, L., Takeda, H., Tang, L., Becker, F., Ferris, C. P., Hostens, M., Crowe, M. A. & GplusE Consortium, maj 2021, I: Journal of Dairy Science. 104, 5, s. 6327 1 s.

Retrospective cohort study of management procedures associated with dairy herd-level eradication of Streptococcus agalactiae in the Danish surveillance program

Skarbye, A. P., Krogh, M. A. & Østergaard, S., maj 2021, I: Journal of Dairy Science. 104, 5, s. 5988-5997 10 s.

Estimation of genetic parameters for predicted nitrogen use efficiency and losses in early lactation of Holstein cows

Chen, Y., Vanderick, S., Mota, R. R., Grelet, C., GplusE Consortium & Gengler, N., apr. 2021, I: Journal of Dairy Science. 104, 4, s. 4413-4423 11 s.

Relationships between metabolic profiles and gene expression in liver and leukocytes of dairy cows in early lactation

Wathes, D. C., Cheng, Z., Salavati, M., Buggiotti, L., Takeda, H., Tang, L., Becker, F., Ingvartsen, K. L., Ferris, C. P., Hostens, M., Crowe, M. A. & GplusE Consortium, mar. 2021, I: Journal of Dairy Science. 104, 3, s. 3596-3616 21 s.

Identifying key parameters for modelling the impacts of livestock health conditions on greenhouse gas emissions

Kipling, R. P., Bannink, A., Bartley, D. J., Blanco-Penedo, I., Faverdin, P., Graux, A. I., Hutchings, N., Kyriazakis, I., Macleod, M., Østergaard, S., Robinson, T. P., Vitali, A., Ahmadi, B. V. & Özkan, Ş., jan. 2021, I: Animal. 15, 1, 5 s., 100023.