How can we continue to meet increased poultry demands, while also catching bacterial infections ahead of time?
Lead researcher: Associate Professor Tania Dottorini
Poultry is the second most important source of meat in China, with consumption rapidly increasing. To meet demand, the industry makes extensive use of antibiotics. This project seeks to generate economically-viable biomarkers to predict or quickly detect bacterial infections and changes in gut flora, as well as reduce antibiotic resistance. The overarching aim is to provide valuable knowledge and practices that will reduce contamination risks to humans – via direct contact or consumption – and the environment.
Funded by Innovate UK and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)