This project aims to identify microbial and gut-related factors driving bird performance, and includes Dr Mark Geier from SARDI in South Australia, Dr Bec Forder from The University of Adelaide, Dr Shubiao Wu from the University of New England in Armidale, Dr Rob Moore from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong and ZT Yu from the Ohio State University.
“The successful applicant will be provided with a unique opportunity to study multiple aspects of the gut environment of broiler chickens in order to improve our understanding of key host-microbial interactions that may be associated with bird performance,” explained Dr Forder. “In addition, as a Poultry CRC post-graduate student you also have the opportunity to learn about all areas of the Australian poultry industry, both meat and egg production; which, as a former CRC post-graduate, I found extremely valuable and one that enriched my postgraduate experience.”
A Poultry CRC PhD scholarship of $30,000 per annum, tax free, is available with this project. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and provide their academic record with their application. Contact the CRC’s Education Manager, Liz Roan, for more information.