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Infra-red thermography and radio frequency identification for detection of stress of livestock in lairage

A PhD project funded by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation is available aiming to maintain high standards of animal welfare of livestock during lairage in abattoirs. This wil more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)

Adaptation to variable climate and mitigation of greenhouse emissions in the beef industry

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)

Improving smallholder beef health & production in Cambodia and Laos through developing a biosecure market-driven production system and enhancing village-based biosecurity for livestock disease risk management

Opportunity exits for a PhD candidate to work within an ACIAR project aimed at identifying the preferred interventions that can improve smallholder beef health & production in C more...

Supervisor(s): Bush, Russell David (Associate Professor)

Improving productivity, profitability, sustainability, and animal health and welfare of extensive and intensive beef cattle production using automatic monitoring and management systems

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)

Generation of a sheep model of Batten disease using the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system

The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs, Batten disease) are a group of fatal neurodegenerative inherited diseases in humans and animals (http://bdsra.org/). There is no cure, but more...

Supervisor(s): Tammen, Imke (Associate Professor), Grupen, Christopher Gerald (Associate Professor)

Development of genomic resources and unravelling the genetic architecture of complex phenotypic traits in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

Dense SNP-based genomic maps are valuable in associating genetic loci (QTL, GWAS) with complex phenotypic traits and in understanding genome structures. They can also provide a fram more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor), Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr)

Genotype by environment interactions under commercial scenarios on performance of black tiger prawn genotypes (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project aims to understand the influence of genotype by environment (GxE) interactions on realizing the genetic potential of the black tiger prawn to guide the design of both t more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor), Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr)

Genetic diversity of commercial black tiger prawns and evidence for selection signatures (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project will use genotype-by-sequencing approaches to determine differences in genetic diversity between populations of farmed black tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) originating more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Genomic selection in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney)

Future breeding programs for the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) will require integration of genomic data to improve the efficiency of selection. The Holy Grail is to make selec more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Transforming frequently and remotely collected LW data into high-value information for dairy farmers

Monitoring and management of live weight (LW) in dairy cattle is critical because of its relationship with energy balance, milk production, nutrient requirements, disease and welfar more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)