News in Brief

Spotlight on Irish research group’s animal gut microbial work

By Jane Byrne

- Last updated on GMT

© GettyImages/nikkytok
© GettyImages/nikkytok
Alltech says its European Bioscience Centre, located in Ireland, has been nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation Award in relation to its work on how reduced diversity among intestinal gut microbes can affect animal health and can lead to the overgrowth of pathogens and the development of resistance.

Now in its fourth year, the awards are a joint initiative between the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. The winners will be announced on May 18.

The research center, which is based in Dunboyne in County Meath, employs around 20 full-time scientists. They are also examining how increasing gut microbial diversity through nutrition and diet can aid in the control overgrowth of pathogens with the aim of reducing reliance on antibiotics.

However, that research team focuses on a range of research areas including yeast cell wall architecture, trace element chelation, biomarker detection as well as microbial population dynamics.  

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

A pioneer and leader in microbial fermentation

A pioneer and leader in microbial fermentation

Content provided by Lallemand Animal Nutrition | 05-Dec-2023 | Business Advice

For over 100 years we've been producing yeast and bacteria for a variety of markets, Lallemand has perfected the art of fermentation. As primary microorganism...

YeaMOS T—Special Yeast Cell Wall for Mycotoxin Bin

YeaMOS T—Special Yeast Cell Wall for Mycotoxin Bin

Content provided by Angel Yeast - animal nutrition | 11-Oct-2023 | Research Study

YeaMOS T, which has been strengthened the advantages of adsorption sites in the yeast cell wall and possesses excellent adsorption effect in the toxins.

Animal AgTech Amsterdam - Download Summit Brochure

Animal AgTech Amsterdam - Download Summit Brochure

Content provided by Animal AgTech Innovation Summit | 15-Aug-2023 | White Paper

The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit brings together 300+ leading livestock producers, feed companies, animal health and nutrition providers, food retailers,...

Related suppliers