biotechnology

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on biotechnology. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to biotechnology. See ILRI research on other subjects

The first meeting of a new project, 'B3Africa, short for 'Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa', was held this week (24–25 Aug 2015) at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

Since the first transgenic crop was released in in the world in 1994, cultivation of several varieties has grown rapidly to reach 175 million hectares, more than 10% of the world’s arable land, in 27 countries. Adoption and commercialization of transgenic products is growing by 3% per year in developed and developing countries. There is … Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Aug/2015

There has been a long-term, consistent and highly productive engagement between research institutions and funding bodies of the United Kingdom and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessors, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

Scientists from . . . CGIAR . . . are setting up a “preemptive breeding” program to develop livestock with resistance to potential widespread outbreaks of currently localized diseases to help reduce some of the losses that would occur. CGIAR scientists presented their preemptive breeding strategy and new evidence of threats from climate change to the science advisory body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on June 4. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2015

Award-winning journalist Tamar Haspel makes the case in her latest Washington Post column for exchanging our polarizing arguments about food issues for debates about stuff that really matters. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2015

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding new five-year project, led by ILRI, to improve native chicken breeds in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2015

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), provided a vision of what livestock production in the developing world will look like in 2054, 40 years from now. He presented this on the first of a two-day conference being held this week (6–7 Nov 2014) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to mark the 40-year anniversary of ILRI. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Nov/2014

Challenges faced by livestock farmers in tropical developing countries are the focus of a new alliance involving researchers from Scotland and Africa. The new Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health will initially focus on the use of genetic information to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

A keynote presentation at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries. Smith spoke on the 'Evolution of animal production in emerging markets: China, Russia, India, Brazil, Africa.'
This is the second of a two-part article. Part one is here. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

Last week in Florham Park, New Jersey, Zoetis, the largest animal health provider in the world, hosted a conference on Mega trends in livestock production: The state of animal agriculture 2025–2050. A keynote presentation at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

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Alok Kumar
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Appolinaire Djikeng
Director, BecA-ILRI Hub
Eunice Magoma Machuka
Research Associate - Capacity Building
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Vish Nene
Director, Vaccine Biosciences (ILVAC) - Program Leader
Yilikal Assefa
Research Assistant

People working on biotechnology

Alok Kumar
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Appolinaire Djikeng
Director, BecA-ILRI Hub
Eunice Magoma Machuka
Research Associate - Capacity Building
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Vish Nene
Director, Vaccine Biosciences (ILVAC) - Program Leader
Yilikal Assefa
Research Assistant