University of Pretoria, professor: production animal physiology, meat science, livestock ecology
Prof. Edward Webb is a Professor of production animal physiology, functional anatomy, and meat science in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Pretoria, having previously served as deputy dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and as head of the Department of Animal Science in the same faculty
He obtained the degrees BSc(Agric), BSc(Agric)(Hons) cum laude, MSc(Agric) cum laude, and PhD from the University of Pretoria (UP), and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Ghent in Belgium and Nutrico in The Netherlands. Some of his outstanding academic achievements include the Standard Bank of South Africa merit award, National Research Foundation (NRF) merit awards, SASAS merit award, the SASAS bronze medal for his PhD thesis, AM Bosman gold medal and a Fellowship from the Flemish Ministry in Belgium. Prof. Webb’s teaching and research focus on the effects of dietary factors and exogenous growth molecules on animal growth, adaptation, reproduction, and carcass and meat quality. The research focus is specifically on ways to improve the efficiency of animal production in resource- constrained environments and in an ethical and environmentally acceptable way. 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 one patent. He is a registered professional animal scientist and served as vice-president (2004–2008) and president (2009–2014) of the South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS).