Dr Marleen Boerjan has retired as director of Pas Reform Academy.
Dr Boerjan joined Royal Pas Reform in 2000. As director of research and development, she was deeply involved in advancing the company’s development of new incubation, climate-control and automation products.
As a senior scientist in developmental biology her work included in-depth studies into the influence of breeder management and the incubation process on chick-embryo development. This helped to progress understanding of the effects of genetic advancement on the performance of commercial breeds.
She also played a key role in delivering comprehensive training programmes in all aspects of modern hatchery management, for customers worldwide. Incubation specialists Eline Holtslag and Lotte Hebbink succeed Dr Boerjan in this role.