Poultry Research Foundation
Sydney School of Veterinary Science | Faculty of Science
The Poultry Research Foundation was one of the original Foundations established within the University of Sydney by the University Senate, in October 1958.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide an interface between the Australian poultry and allied industries, and the University of Sydney, Sydney School of Veterinary Science.
The Foundation sponsors industry related research, assists in the training of scientific personnel and acts in an industrial liaison capacity.
The Foundation’s contribution to the development of the Australian poultry and stock feeds industries has been achieved through research programs directed at achieving better understanding of the metabolism and nutritional requirements of poultry.
The Foundation has regularly hosted workshops, seminars and symposia. In 1989 the annual Foundation Symposium became the Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS) through a joint collaboration with the Australian Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association.
Facilities & Services
The Poultry Research Unit at the Camden Campus of the University of Sydney includes fully equipped laboratories and a range of animal housing facilities to support nutritional, metabolic, endocrine and immunological studies.
The poultry staff are well trained in bird management, sampling of biological material and laboratory analysis. Our focus is on repeat-ability and providing accurate results for our research partners. A multidisciplinary approach is achieved by collaboration within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and with other academic and industry labs.