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 experience of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner geneticists in 2015–2016 clearly demonstrates the positive benefits to smallholder farmers of the application of new breeding and genomic approaches, leading to more productive and climate- and disease resilient livestock. However, it is when these new technologies are combined with improved management practices that they are translated into enhanced food security and higher incomes for smallholder farmers. These are the findings from the genetics research and interventions, presented in the ILRI Corporate report 2015–2016 highlights on Livestock genetics and breeding. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2017
A first look at a revamped ILRI research initiative: Biosciences eastern and central Africa-ILRI Hub Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
A first look at a revamped ILRI research program: Livestock Genetics Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
A note in a scientific journal gives an update on long-term research to develop African cattle resistant to the Africa animal disease known as trypanosomiasis. The aim of this research is to help reduce widespread poverty and hunger on the continent by improving livestock livelihoods. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Sep/2016
This is the third in a series of articles on 'Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
We used a reverse vaccinology approach to identify 66 Mmm potential vaccine candidates. The selection and grouping of the antigens was based on the presence of specific antibodies in sera from CBPP-positive animals. The antigens were used to immunize male Boran cattle (Bos indicus) followed by a challenge with the Mmm strain Afadé. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
Shrestha, a spirited buffalo bull, greeted Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with a low grunt during a visit Smith and his delegation recently made at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), India’s pre-eminent dairy research centre, located in the northern city of Karnal and the prosperous state of Haryana. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Nick Hurd, international development minister for Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), argue in the Guardian's Global Development blog this month that the world needs to put science at the heart of development. Two of the examples of success that they cite are initiatives of ILRI. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2016
Extreme poverty can be ended by putting science at the centre of international development. These are the thoughts of Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Nick Hurd, international development minister fo...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2016
The #CelebrateBecA event brought together global, regional and local actors in agricultural biosciences research for development to mark the Hub’s achievements and deliberate on further ways to scale its programs and impacts to advance African agriculture and food and nutritional security. Click through the story pages above to get an overview of the celebrations and plenary presentations, or view the same storify on ILRI's Storify site. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2016

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Appolinaire Djikeng
Director, BecA-ILRI Hub
Dedan Githae
Bioinformatician
Eunice Magoma Machuka
Research Associate
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Samuel O. Oyola
Scientist: Molecular Biologist (Genomics)
Vish Nene
Director, Vaccine Biosciences (ILVAC) - Program Leader
Yilikal Assefa
Research Assistant II - Laboratory

People working on biotechnology

Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Appolinaire Djikeng
Director, BecA-ILRI Hub
Dedan Githae
Bioinformatician
Eunice Magoma Machuka
Research Associate
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Samuel O. Oyola
Scientist: Molecular Biologist (Genomics)
Vish Nene
Director, Vaccine Biosciences (ILVAC) - Program Leader

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