Aviagen supports future research for the poultry industry
Aviagen's sponsored PhD students recently participated
in a seminar in Edinburgh where they updated Aviagen's research, veterinary and
technical teams on their research plans and progress.
The seven students from around the UK will spend the next three years
writing and researching various projects with their outputs being of benefit to
Aviagen and the poultry industry. The research projects will cover genetic and
veterinary topics, and include investigations into resistance to salmonella
infection, antimicrobial peptides and their role in innate disease resistance,
genetic basis of ascites resistance, and use of feeding behaviour in selection
programmes. In the veterinary area, investigations into Mareks disease and
Entro-like viruses are underway.
â€œThese studentships will allow Aviagen to gain a greater understanding of
the issues that the poultry industry faces, which will be of benefit to our
customers through the support of the technical team and offers the potential to
enhance our breeding efforts to deliver further improvements in our products,"
says John Ralph, Aviagen's genomics project manager.
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