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

Coming up next week is an event marking the 15th anniversary of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, and working with partners across the continent as well as with bioscience institutions worldwide. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Improving the genetic makeup of Africa’s dairy cattle has the potential increase farmer productivity and profitability, hence transform the lives of millions of dairy families across Africa. This latest program, African Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG) program, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), offers real opportunities to help smallholders improve their lives through livestock. It also contributes to ILRI’s global livestock genetics program—LiveGene. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

Scientists will use funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to look at how genetic information can improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates. The institutions in Scotland and Africa where the researchers are based are also making additional contributions, taking the total funding pot to £20 million over the next five years. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

Researchers at the Roslin Institute will be using funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate how genetic information can improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates, which is a proven approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health is an alliance between the Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Africa-headquartered International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The partner institutions are making additional contributions with a value of £10 million to support the initiative over the next five years. Continue reading ...

ILRI news blog, Nov/2015

At a recent workshop co-hosted by an NGO called Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, ILRI communications staff Susan MacMillan made a short presentation on why the 20-plus animal geneticists in the room should bother communicating their science to non-specialists.   The big picture ‘A … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2015

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

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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
Martin Wainaina
Research Assistant
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
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
Martin Wainaina
Research Assistant
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Vish Nene
Director, Vaccine Biosciences (ILVAC) - Program Leader

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