Postgraduate scholarship to study ways to improve the health of chickens through genetic engineering of commensal species such as Lactobacillus.
Australian National University
The proejct aims to deliver theapeutic proteins to the gastrointestinal tract of chickens targeting Clostridium perfringens using strains of Lactobacillus and will involve: a) isolating and characterising a large number of Lactobacillus strains from the chicken gastrointestinal tract b) identifying persistent strains by tracking marked strains in chickens c) genetically engineering persistent strains to product antimicrobial peptides and other potentially therapeutic proteins d) testing the performance of these engineered strains in animal disease models.
Project Start Date
Saturday, April 1, 2006
Project Completion Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Maintain & improve confidence in integrity of Aust ag, food, fish & forestry
CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain