Project Description

The project aims to develop a perinatal program to improve embryonic development and post-hatching gut health in chickens. The embryonic interventions will be “in ovo” and will consist of using essential oils (EOs) selected based on antimicrobial, antioxidant and digestion stimulant activities to promote early feed intake, gut development and a stable healthy microbiome early in the life of the chicken.

The successful applicant will enrol through the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI).

Preferred educational background

Animal or Veterinary science. 
Biotechnology background would be of value.

*This project is available until September 2020 unless a suitable candidate is found prior.

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Chief Investigator
Associate Professor Eugeni Roura