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Postgraduate scholarship - David Stephenson: Delivery of therapeutic protei
Summary Postgraduate scholarship to study ways to improve the health of chickens through genetic engineering of commensal species such as Lactobacillus.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation Australian National University
Objective summary 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 Stage Closed
Project start date Saturday, April 01, 2006
Project completion date Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production
Principal researcher David Stephenson
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Ann Goldwater