Transfer of Diagnostic Technologies for Significant Diseases of Poultry

17 October 2017

  • Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Country location: Australia, Indonesia
  • Grantee: The University of Melbourne
Photo of chickens with APCAH (Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health) logo
Diagnostic technologies for poultry, Animal Experimentation Facility, Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health, University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria ,Australia. Credit: Dr. Pollob Shil

Project description

The poultry industry plays a pivotal role in supplying Indonesia’s demands for meat, but the high prevalence of disease limits both its output and its growth. Control measures for infectious diseases rely on evidence-based diagnosis, which in turn requires access to appropriate sensitive diagnostic tests. Poultry research experts from the Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health at the University of Melbourne (UoM) will collaborate with poultry experts at University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) to identify pathogens involved in significant poultry disease outbreaks in the Indonesian poultry and develop diagnostic technologies that can be transferred from UoM research/diagnostic laboratories into the UGM laboratories. Personnel from UGM will be trained to perform the new diagnostic tests and seminars will be conducted to communicate the value of using these diagnostic tests in routine control measures in the Indonesian poultry industry.

The results of this project will be better biosecurity and food security in Indonesia due to improved diagnostic techniques and practices, improved prospects for growth in Indonesia’s poultry industry and research links between Australia and Indonesia.

Key dates

Discussion forum, Yogyakartha/Melbourne, 15 August to 30 September 2017

Seminar (Logo use), Yogyakartha, 10 to 11 October 2017

Assessment of the diagnostic needs of the Indonesian poultry industry and redevelopment of diagnostic technologies in UOM, Yogyakartha/Melbourne, 23 October 2018 to 01 November 2018

Training workshop (Logo use), Melbourne, 19 November 2018 to 01 December 2018

Implementation of New Diagnostic technologies in Indonesia, Yogyakartha, 01 December 2018 to 01 July 2019

Seminar and Workshop (Logo use), Yogyakartha, 22 July 2019 to 15 August 2019

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $38,000
  • Total project value: $94,800
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Last Updated: 1 August 2018