Jose is focused on modernising the tools used to prevent infectious viral diseases, such as IBV, as the current prophylactic tools have not been updated in more than 30 years. He also aims to establish a poultry infectious diseases surveillance program to keep track of the constant challenges that arise with the emergence of new pathogens or pathogen variants.
Professor Roura is passionate about his role in the Consortium and its collaboration with industry. He sees a future for students and researchers to work together with industry. All this while attracting people to work in and help the poultry industry grow.
Karen Gao’s project is the first analytical epidemiological study of Spotty Liver Disease, which is a major disease problem in free range egg layers. Christine Clark’s project looked at the novel strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis that caused major disruption to the layer industry in NSW in 2018-2020 and also spread to Victoria and Queensland.
Christine Clark is one of our newish “Aussies” who is much loved by her colleagues in the feed and poultry industries in Australia. Christine’s PhD journey began with the impossible idea to test different feed ingredients in combination with a live salmonella vaccine program. This is an incredibly challenging program, straddling science, industry and politics.