Dr Mini Singh

BSc MScVetSc GradDipEd PhD Post Doctoral Research Associate

C01A - Jl Shute - Camden
The University of Sydney


Research interests

Animal production and management

Nutrition and nutrigenomics

Genetics of production traits

Integrated and quantitative genomics

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate and postgraduate Research Supervision

Current projects

DVC-R Compact Funding for the 2016 Food Security Collaborative Project - Investigating the Impact of Amino Acid Supplementation on Feather Pecking

Avian Influenza Risk Mitigation for the Free-Range Sector of the Australian Poultry Industry

Evaluating the nutritional Motivation for Feather Eating as a Cause for Feather Pecking

Improving the Performance of Free-Range Poultry Production in Australia

Development of a Commercially Sustainable, Community Based and Owned Poultry Outgrower Industry within Kwale County, Kenya.

Associations

World Poultry Science Association

Genetics Scociety of Australia

Association od Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Golden Key International Honour Society

Awards and honours

Golden Key International Honour (2006); Young Scientist Award (Dairy Research Foundation Symposium, Camden, 2007); Best Poster Award (Genetics Society of Australia, Sydney, 2007); Young Scientist Award (Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Armidale, 2007); Best Presentation Award (Dairy CRC Annual Conference, Brisbane, 2007); DVC-R Compact Funding for the 2016 Food Security Collaborative Project (Faculty of Veterinary Science, USYD, 2016)

In the media

Selected grants

2015

  • Avian Influenza Risk Mitigation for the Free-Range sector of the Australian Poultry Industry; Toribio J, Groves P, Singh M, Moloney B, Hernandez-Jover M; Australian Poultry CRC/Research Support.

2014

  • USyd and Base Titanium project Development of a commercailly sustainable, community based and owned poultry out-grower industry in Kwale County Kenya.; Alders R, Singh M; Base Titanium Limited/Research Support.

2008

  • International Congress of Genetics in Berlin, 12-17 July, 2008 and the International Society of Animal Genetics 2008 conference in Amsterdam, 20-24 July, 2008; Singh M; T J Robinson Fund/Faculty of Veterinary Science Bequest.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Influence of chick hatch time and access to feed on broiler muscle development. Poultry Science, 95, 1433-1488. [More Information]
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Influence of hatch time and access to feed on intramuscular adipose tissue deposition in broilers. Poultry Science, 95(6), 1449-1456. [More Information]
  • Hartcher, K., Hickey, K., Hemsworth, P., Cronin, G., Wilkinson, S., Singh, M. (2016). Relationships between range access as monitored by radio frequency identification technology, fearfulness, and plumage damage in free-range laying hens. Animal, 10(5), 847-853. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Cowieson, A. (2016). Use of n-alkanes for determination of Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) intake in free-range broilers. Animal Production Science, 56(7), 1152-1160. [More Information]
  • Masey-O'Neill, H., Singh, M., Cowieson, A. (2014). Effects of exogenous xylanase on performance, nutrient digestibility, volatile fatty acid production and digestive tract thermal profiles of broilers fed on wheat- or maize-based diet. British Poultry Science, 55(3), 351-359. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Thomson, P., Sheehy, P., Raadsma, H. (2013). Comparative transcriptome analysis reveal conserved and distinct mechanisms in ovine and bovine lactation. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 13(1), 115-131. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Cowieson, A. (2013). Range use and pasture consumption in free-range poultry production. Animal Production Science, 53(11), 1202-1208. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Singh, M. (2016). CRC AI Risk Project - An overview. 2016 Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) and Australasian Milling Conference (AMC), PIX/AMC 2016, n/a: N/A.
  • Iqbal, Z., Sharma, N., Sharma, N., M'Sadeq, S., Perez-Maldonado, R., Ramirez-Cuevas, S., Roberts, J., Hilliar, M., Singh, M., Wu, S., et al (2016). Effect of pasture and feed additives on performance and egg quality in ranging laying hens. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Prescilla, K., Cronin, G., Liu, S., Singh, M. (2016). Identifying feather pecking and feather eating ISA Brown hens using artificial feather presentation. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Importance of hatch time and access to feed on broiler muscle development. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Importance of Hatch Time and Access to Feed on Broiler Muscle Development. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Hartcher, K., Hickey, K., Hemsworth, P., Cronin, G., Wilkinson, S., Singh, M. (2016). Is range use related to fearfulness and plumage damage? 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M. (2016). Nutrient loading on free range layer farms. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M., De Koning, C., Drake, K., Hinch, G., Sherman, A. (2016). Nutrient loading on free range layer farms. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Scott, A., Singh, M., Hernandez-Jover, M., Barnes, B., Glass, K., Moloney, B., Lee, A., Groves, P., Toribio, J. (2016). On-farm surveys to inform avian influenza risk assessment model. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M., Hernandez, C., Lee, C., Hinch, G., Cowieson, A. (2016). Wanderers versus stay at home: who has the better guts? 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M., Hernandez, C., Lee, C., Hinch, G., Cowieson, A. (2016). Wanderers versus stay at home: who has the better guts? 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M., Ruhnkle, L., De Koning, C., Drake, K., Hinch, G., Skerman, A., Scott, A., Hernandez-Jover, M., Groves, P., Toribio, J. (2015). Avian influenza risk to Australian poultry industry from free range farm practices. 14th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, n/a: N/A.
  • Ruhnke, I., DeKoning, C., Drake, K., Choct, M., Singh, M. (2015). Feed practices in Australian free-range egg production. The 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, n/a: N/A.
  • Ruhnke, I., DeKoning, C., Drake, K., Glatz, P., Walker, T., Skerman, A., Hunt, P., Hinch, G., Sommerlad, M., Choct, M., Singh, M. (2015). Free range farm demographics and practices in Australia – preliminary data. 26th ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN POULTRY SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, Sydney: N/A.
  • Durali, T., Groves, P., Cowieson, A., Singh, M. (2014). Evaluating range usage of commercial free range broilers and its effect on bird performance using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Singh, M., Cowieson, A. (2014). Manipulating energy density and dietary electrolyte balance in diets of free range broilers. XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stravanger: NetPrint Bryne.
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Walker, T., Cowieson, A. (2013). Are we turning chickens into cows: how much grass do free range broilers eat? 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Durali, T., Singh, M., Groves, P., Cowieson, A. (2013). Comparison of free-range and conventional broiler performace and digestibility. 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Cowieson, A. (2013). Effect of grass dilution on performance and digestibility of free range chickens. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, N/A: N/A.
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Walker, T., Cowieson, A. (2013). Use of Alkanes in Determination of Grass Intake for Free Range Chicken. The 2013 International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF), N/A: N/A.
  • Thomson, P., Singh, M., Raadsma, H. (2009). Statistical consideration in the Analysis of Gene Expression Data from Heterogeneous Sources. 18th Conference for the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics AAABG 2009, Roseworthy: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Singh, M., Thomson, P., Sheehy, P., Raadsma, H. (2008). Analyses of gene expression using combined ovine and bovine transcriptional profiling for identification of common lactation pathways. 5th International Symposium on Milk Genomics & Human Health.
  • Singh, M., Thomson, P., Raadsma, H. (2008). Identification of positional functional candidate genes for protein percentage and lactation persistency. 31st Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics.

2016

  • Singh, M. (2016). CRC AI Risk Project - An overview. 2016 Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) and Australasian Milling Conference (AMC), PIX/AMC 2016, n/a: N/A.
  • Iqbal, Z., Sharma, N., Sharma, N., M'Sadeq, S., Perez-Maldonado, R., Ramirez-Cuevas, S., Roberts, J., Hilliar, M., Singh, M., Wu, S., et al (2016). Effect of pasture and feed additives on performance and egg quality in ranging laying hens. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Prescilla, K., Cronin, G., Liu, S., Singh, M. (2016). Identifying feather pecking and feather eating ISA Brown hens using artificial feather presentation. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Importance of hatch time and access to feed on broiler muscle development. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Importance of Hatch Time and Access to Feed on Broiler Muscle Development. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Influence of chick hatch time and access to feed on broiler muscle development. Poultry Science, 95, 1433-1488. [More Information]
  • Powell, D., Velleman, S., Cowieson, A., Singh, M., Muir, W. (2016). Influence of hatch time and access to feed on intramuscular adipose tissue deposition in broilers. Poultry Science, 95(6), 1449-1456. [More Information]
  • Hartcher, K., Hickey, K., Hemsworth, P., Cronin, G., Wilkinson, S., Singh, M. (2016). Is range use related to fearfulness and plumage damage? 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M. (2016). Nutrient loading on free range layer farms. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M., De Koning, C., Drake, K., Hinch, G., Sherman, A. (2016). Nutrient loading on free range layer farms. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Scott, A., Singh, M., Hernandez-Jover, M., Barnes, B., Glass, K., Moloney, B., Lee, A., Groves, P., Toribio, J. (2016). On-farm surveys to inform avian influenza risk assessment model. 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Hartcher, K., Hickey, K., Hemsworth, P., Cronin, G., Wilkinson, S., Singh, M. (2016). Relationships between range access as monitored by radio frequency identification technology, fearfulness, and plumage damage in free-range laying hens. Animal, 10(5), 847-853. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Cowieson, A. (2016). Use of n-alkanes for determination of Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) intake in free-range broilers. Animal Production Science, 56(7), 1152-1160. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Hernandez, C., Lee, C., Hinch, G., Cowieson, A. (2016). Wanderers versus stay at home: who has the better guts? 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.
  • Singh, M., Hernandez, C., Lee, C., Hinch, G., Cowieson, A. (2016). Wanderers versus stay at home: who has the better guts? 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: Sydney University.

2015

  • Singh, M., Ruhnkle, L., De Koning, C., Drake, K., Hinch, G., Skerman, A., Scott, A., Hernandez-Jover, M., Groves, P., Toribio, J. (2015). Avian influenza risk to Australian poultry industry from free range farm practices. 14th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, n/a: N/A.
  • Ruhnke, I., DeKoning, C., Drake, K., Choct, M., Singh, M. (2015). Feed practices in Australian free-range egg production. The 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, n/a: N/A.
  • Ruhnke, I., DeKoning, C., Drake, K., Glatz, P., Walker, T., Skerman, A., Hunt, P., Hinch, G., Sommerlad, M., Choct, M., Singh, M. (2015). Free range farm demographics and practices in Australia – preliminary data. 26th ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN POULTRY SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, Sydney: N/A.

2014

  • Masey-O'Neill, H., Singh, M., Cowieson, A. (2014). Effects of exogenous xylanase on performance, nutrient digestibility, volatile fatty acid production and digestive tract thermal profiles of broilers fed on wheat- or maize-based diet. British Poultry Science, 55(3), 351-359. [More Information]
  • Durali, T., Groves, P., Cowieson, A., Singh, M. (2014). Evaluating range usage of commercial free range broilers and its effect on bird performance using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. 25th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Singh, M., Cowieson, A. (2014). Manipulating energy density and dietary electrolyte balance in diets of free range broilers. XIVth European Poultry Conference, Stravanger: NetPrint Bryne.

2013

  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Walker, T., Cowieson, A. (2013). Are we turning chickens into cows: how much grass do free range broilers eat? 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Singh, M., Thomson, P., Sheehy, P., Raadsma, H. (2013). Comparative transcriptome analysis reveal conserved and distinct mechanisms in ovine and bovine lactation. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 13(1), 115-131. [More Information]
  • Durali, T., Singh, M., Groves, P., Cowieson, A. (2013). Comparison of free-range and conventional broiler performace and digestibility. 24th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney: The Poultry Research Foundation University of Sydney and The Worlds Poultry Science Association.
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Cowieson, A. (2013). Effect of grass dilution on performance and digestibility of free range chickens. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition, N/A: N/A.
  • Singh, M., Cowieson, A. (2013). Range use and pasture consumption in free-range poultry production. Animal Production Science, 53(11), 1202-1208. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Durali, T., Walker, T., Cowieson, A. (2013). Use of Alkanes in Determination of Grass Intake for Free Range Chicken. The 2013 International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF), N/A: N/A.

2009

  • Thomson, P., Singh, M., Raadsma, H. (2009). Statistical consideration in the Analysis of Gene Expression Data from Heterogeneous Sources. 18th Conference for the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics AAABG 2009, Roseworthy: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.

2008

  • Singh, M., Thomson, P., Sheehy, P., Raadsma, H. (2008). Analyses of gene expression using combined ovine and bovine transcriptional profiling for identification of common lactation pathways. 5th International Symposium on Milk Genomics & Human Health.
  • Singh, M., Thomson, P., Raadsma, H. (2008). Identification of positional functional candidate genes for protein percentage and lactation persistency. 31st Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics.

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