Watch on demand now to learn the role the gut microbiome plays in poultry health.
Alexandra Smith, Ph.D., manager of microbial ecology and genetics, Arm and Hammer, will share insights on the future of poultry gut microbiome control. Mark Fife, Ph.D., head of biotechnology, Aviagen will present about the possibilities and hurdles facing CRISPR and other genomic techniques for poultry. Join us for a discussion of CRISPR techniques and what potential they offer for the poultry industry. Kalyn Walker, North American business development manager, precision livestock farming, Evonik, will discuss how data-based project management, non-invasive health monitoring, and analytics can optimize feed composition and manufacturing for poultry performance and health.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- Gain a better understanding of the role the gut microbiome plays in poultry health.
- Learn about potential uses for CRISPR in the poultry industry and understand the hurdles to its use.
- Learn how digitalization can optimize poultry feed manufacturing.
This is the seventh webinar of the '2021 Poultry Tech Summit Webinar Series: What’s coming next.' During this seven-part webinar series industry experts will preview what’s coming next – from prospective solutions to developing technology – for the poultry industry.
Presented by WATT Poultry and WATT Global Media.
Alexandra Smith, Ph.D., manager of microbial ecology and genetics, Arm and Hammer
Dr. Alexandra (Xandra) Smith is the manager of microbial ecology and genetics at Arm and Hammer, where her role is to develop new microbial-based products to enhance the health and production efficiency of livestock. Smith is a microbiologist who graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. in Animal Science. She leads the team using molecular tools to exploit microbial diversity and unleash the functional potential of bacteria in the gut, understand their interactions with dietary components and manipulate the ecosystem for improved functionality and health.
Mark Fife, Ph.D., head of biotechnology, Aviagen
Mark Fife, Ph.D., is Head of Biotechnology at Aviagen. He is a complex-disease geneticist with extensive experience in complex trait analysis, candidate gene mapping and avian immunogenetics. His research work has culminated in the identification and characterization of several important genes for immune traits in chickens
Kalyn Walker, North American business development manager, precision livestock farming, Evonik
Kalyn Walker is the North American business development manager for precision livestock farming initiatives at Evonik. With nearly a decade in live production, Kalyn has experience with broiler integrators, broiler breeder genetics and in allied health.