biotechnology

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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.'
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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

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog, Impatient Optimists, is running a piece about ‘an unusual story . . . unfolding in Africa, where the battle against a cattle-killing disease called East Coast fever is quickly becoming a cliff-hanger.’ The article is written by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2014

Researchers have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop anew-generation vaccine for East Coast fever. which could inform malaria and cancer research. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2014

Work in the genetic resources program at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (photo on Flickr by CIAT/Neil Palmer). Are promising genetically modified food crops doomed to stay in greenhouses? What about crops whose bits (of bits) of their genomes have been ‘precision edited’ with the help of new genome engineering tools (Talens and Crispr) … Continue reading »

ILRI clippings, Jan/2014

Boran cattle grazing at Kapiti Ranch, in Kenya (photo credit: ILRI). ‘Plans are under way to develop a cow that is resistant to trypanosomiasis at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). ‘The disease is known as nagana in animals and sleeping sickness in human beings. ‘“Since animals carry parasites that cause trypanosomiasis, a resistant cow … Continue reading »

ILRI clippings, Oct/2013

Boran cattle grazing at Kapiti Ranch, in Kenya (photo credit: ILRI). ‘Plans are under way to develop a cow that is resistant to trypanosomiasis at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). ‘The disease is known as nagana in animals and sleeping sickness in human beings. ‘“Since animals carry parasites that cause trypanosomiasis, a resistant cow … Continue reading »

ILRI clippings, Oct/2013

Director of ILRI’s vaccine development program Vish Nene (left) with Canadian vaccinologist and ILRI board member Lorne Babiuk (right) at morning tea with ILRI staff (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Canadian Lorne Babiuk, an internationally recognized leader in vaccine research, visited the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa yesterday (8 Oct 2013) to deliver a [...]

ILRI news blog,

Professor David Hume of The Roslin Institute recently reflected on the challenge to meet global demand for animal products whilst at the same time reducing the overall environmental impact. Writing on the Global Food Security blog, he explains how productivity in the livestock sector has massively increased, 'through a combination of genetic improvement and better husbandry, nutrition and disease control.' 'What will constrain future advance...

ILRI clippings,

 'A newly elected government provides a country with a rare opportunity for a fresh start—and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nomination this week of Felix Kiptarus Kosgey to become Kenya’s next Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries offers my nation a remarkable opening to make a hard push for real food security. 'Success,...

ILRI clippings,

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

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People working on biotechnology

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