Gut functionality is the key aspect of poultry production which is the result of a steady equilibrium between the intestinal tract, microbiome, and feed. A functional gut enables chickens to optimise the use of feed, improve welfare and health, and achieve their maximum growth potential. Gut functionality is complex and involves many factors. This seminar will touch on some important aspects of gut function across different stages of chickens’ life.

Shahram is an animal scientist specializing in poultry nutrition. He finished his PhD as a part of QAAFI in September 2019, and since then he has been working on several projects mainly focused on poultry nutrition and production. His main research interest focused on developing strategies to optimise gut health and development in chickens.

Dr Shahram Niknafs 

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About Science Seminars

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


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