Shiguang Yu


Global Director, Pet Nutrition and Applications



Presentation description:

A forgotten organ – The gut microbiome of dogs and cats Shiguang Yu, Ph.D., MBA, describes the gut microbiome — comprising thousands of distinct microorganisms normally residing in the gastrointestinal tract — and its important role in pet health and diseases. In addition, through studies and examples of pet foods with prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, he explains how the gut microbiome can be altered by these substances as well as by age, diet and antibiotic use.


Shiguang Yu graduated with a Ph.D. in nutrition from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and with an MBA from Baker University in the U.S. He has more than 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 37 abstracts presented at international conferences, eight patents as the first inventor and has been an invited speaker at pet food conferences and various animal nutrition conferences globally. Yu is an experienced pet nutrition researcher and pet food formulator with more than 16 years of experience working in global pet food companies. He is also an expert in premix formulation and design for pet foods (dry and wet) and human-grade pet foods (wet and dry). Furthermore, he has extensive working experience in the pet food ingredient industry.