About

Aduli Malau-Aduli completed his PhD in Animal Quantitative and Molecular Genetics from The University of Adelaide, Australia (1994-1998). He joined JCU College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences in January 2014 as an Adjunct Associate Professor, and later as tenured Associate Professor of Animal Genetics and Nutrition in July 2016. He was a tenured Associate Professor of Animal Science and Genetics at the University of Tasmania (2004-2016), JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Livestock & Grassland Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (2002-2004) and Senior Research Fellow and Programme Leader in Dairy Cattle Genetics & Breeding at the National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria (1990-2004). At JCU, he teaches Genetics, Nutrition and Meat Science into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science stream and Animal Nutrition into the postgraduate Masters by course work curriculum. He is the Subject Coordinator for TV2002: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV) and TV5210: Animal Nutrition (Level 5; TSV). He also serves as a Primary Advisor and Mentor for PhD research students in the Colleges of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences.

Associate Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli is a world-class, internationally recognised academic leader, teacher and researcher with cutting-edge expertise in genetics-nutrition interactions in omega-3 fatty acids influencing sensory traits associated with meat and milk quality. He has attracted more than $7.5Million in Category-1 grants in high-profile and complex collaborative projects in Australia, Asia and Africa; mainly from CRC-DNA ($2.833Million in 2017); Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($1.05Million in 2014; $1.24Million in 2011; $398,675 in 2009; $8500 in 2013); Meat and Livestock Australia Donor Company-Agrimix-CSIRO-JCU ($826,400 in 2018); Tattykeel Pty Ltd - Nutrigenomics of meat quality in sheep ($200,000 in 2018); Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science - Innovations Connections Research Grant - Genetic selection for health beneficial long-chain omega-3s in Australian White lambs ($100,118 in 2018); Australian Wool Education Trust ($94,000 in 2008; $12,000 in 2010; $30,000 in 2012; $11,000 in 2015); Seafish Tasmania ($120,710 in 2011); Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation National Research Flagship ($24,500 in 2008) and Dairy Australia Ltd ($104,000 in 2006). The over-arching aim of his research is to enhance the environmental and sustainable production of meat with superior eating qualities and healthier nutritional composition without compromising animal health, performance and welfare.

He has more than 172 research publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and edited conference proceedings, has supervised 48 PhD, Masters and honours research students (16 PhD, 8 Masters and 24 honours) from Australia, France, Vietnam, Taiwan, Nigeria, India, Iran, Iraq and Sudan). His research has received extensive media coverage on ABC Landline TV "Smart Lamb", Research to Reality, Meat and Livestock Australia's RareMedium E-Mag Paddock Story on "The Quest for Eating Quality, Sheep Central, ABC News, SBSThe Mercury, and Europe’s International Innovation Research Media. He won a Teaching Merit Award and nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Teaching Excellence, was elected into the University Academic Senate, served as Graduate Research Coordinator, Honours Coordinator and nominated as Associate Dean (International) at the University of Tasmania. He currently serves on the International Expert Review Panels for the Spanish Government’s Research Excellence Initiative, The New Zealand Government's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour Science Fund, The Qatari Government’s National Research Priority Fund, and International Advisory Board of the Centre of Excellence for Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Animal as Editor, Section 1: Animal Breeding & Genetics (Cambridge University Publishers, UK), Associate Editor, The Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge University Publishers, UK), Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Science and Technology, (BioMedCentral Publishers, UK), Co-Editor-in-Chief, Tropical Animal and Poultry Science (TARS Publishers, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia) and as International Consultant Reviewer of Animal Genetic Training Resources Country Case Study Reports from Malaysia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, West Indies and Zimbabwe for the International Livestock Research Institute. He reviews for BMC Veterinary ResearchPLoS ONE, BMC Genomics, Animal Genetics, Animal Prod Sci, Meat Science, J Animal Sci, J Dairy Sci, Molecular Biology Reports and Livestock Science. He has served as PhD thesis external examiner for the Universities of New England, Adelaide and Charles Sturt. He has close research collaborative linkages with CSIRO Food & Nutrition, Oceans and Atmospheric Flagship, NSW DPI Sheep Industry and Victorian Livestock Feed Companies. He had attracted Post-doctoral, Masters Degree Interns and Visiting Professors from France, Brazil and Sri Lanka to his University of Tasmania Research Lab. He had also been invited as a research expert to speak at several international and domestic professional conferences, Universities and Research Institutes in Australia, Scotland, USA, Denmark, France and Vietnam.

He has won the following awards: British Society of Animal Science Alan Robertson Award for Animal Genetics, Animal Science Journal Excellent Journal Paper Award (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers), University of Adelaide AUGU/Heddle Award for Best PhD research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics Junior Scientist Award, Australian Agency for International Development ADCOS Scholarship Award, Federal Government of Nigeria Masters degree Scholarship Award and Plateau State Government of Nigeria University Scholarship Award.

His membership of professional bodies include: Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation, International Society of Animal Genetics, Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, Australian Society of Animal Production, Japanese Society of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Nigerian Society for Animal Production and Japanese Society of Animal Science.

Teaching
  • TV1002: Veterinary Professional Life 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV2002: Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TV3001: Transitions from Health to Disease 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV5210: Animal Nutrition (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • International Advisory Board, Centre of Excellence for Tropical Diseases and Forensic Biotechnology
  • International Expert Review Panel, The Spanish Government’s Research Excellence Initiative
  • International Expert Review Panel, The Qatari Government’s National Research Priority Fund
  • International College of Assessors, Endeavour Science Fund of The New Zealand Government Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
  • Editor, Section 1: Animal Breeding & Genetics - Animal - (Cambridge University Publishers, UK)
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge University Publishers, UK)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Science and Technology (BioMed Central Publishers, UK)
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Tropical Animal and Poultry Science, (TARS, Armidale, New England, Australia)
  • International Consultant Reviewer of Animal Genetic Training Resources Country Case Study Reports from Malaysia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, West Indies and Zimbabwe for the International Livestock Research Institute
  • Reviewer for BMC Veterinary Research, PlosOne, BMC Genomics, Animal Genetics, Molecular Biology Reports, Meat Science, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science Animal Production Science and Livestock Science
  • PhD Thesis external examiner for the Universities of New England, Adelaide and Charles Sturt, Australia
  • Invited research expert speaker at several international and domestic professional conferences, Universities and Research Institutes in Australia, Scotland, USA, Denmark, France and Vietnam
  • Research collaborative linkages with CSIRO, NSW Sheep Industry and Victorian Livestock Feed Companies
  • ABC Landline Smart Lamb Media Interview - http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/landline/old-site/content/2016/s4497740.htm
Research
  • Nutritional manipulation of marbling and sensory evaluation of meat eating quality in ruminant livestock.
  • Genetic association between molecular markers and meat and milk quality traits.
  • Genetics-nutrition interactions and molecular mechanisms in supplemented sheep, beef and dairy cattle.
  • Fatty acid composition in response to nutritional supplementation in sheep, beef and dairy cattle.
  • Gene expression of fat-related genes in heart, liver, kidney, adipose and muscle tissues of ruminant livestock
Teaching
  • Genetics, Nutrition and Meat Science in the Undergraduate Veterinary Professional Life, Integrated Animal Structure & Function and Research Methods in Transitions from Health to Disease; and Postgraduate Animal Nutrition Subjects.
Experience
  • 2017 to present - James Cook University Representative, North Queensland Beef Research Committee (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2017 to present - James Cook University Representative, North Australia Beef Research Council (Queensland, Australia)
  • 2016 to present - Associate Professor, Animal Genetics & Nutrition, James Cook University (Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
  • 2014 to present - International Advisory Board, Centre of Excellence for Neglected Tropical Diseases & Forensic Biotechnology, Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Graduate Research Coordinator, University of Tasmania (School of Land & Food, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia))
  • 2004 to 2016 - Associate Professor, Animal Science & Genetics, University of Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2010 - Elected Member, University Academic Senate, University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2010 - Honours Degree Coordinator, University of Tasmania (School of Agricultural Sciences, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 2005 to 2010 - Tasmanian Beef Industry Scholarship Committee, University of Tasmania (School of Agricultural Sciences, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Seminars Coordinator, University of Tasmania (School of Agricultural Sciences, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • 2002 to 2004 - JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bovine Genome QTL Mapping and ghrelin secretagogue receptor gene expression, National Institute of Livestock & Grassland Science (Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan)
  • 1990 to 2004 - Senior Research Fellow, Dairy Cattle Genetics & Breeding, National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria)
  • 1998 to 2002 - Programme Leader, Dairy Cattle Genetics & Breeding Research, National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2011 - University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Award and Nominee for Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching & Learning (Teaching Excellence)
  • 2007 - Excellent Journal Paper Award, Animal Science Journal, Wiley-Blackwell Science Publishing
  • 2002 - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 1998 - Alan Robertson Award for Animal Genetics, British Society of Animal Science, UK
  • 1998 - Travelling Scholarship Award, 6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
  • 1997 - AUGU/RC Heddle Award (Best PhD research), University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 1995 - Junior Scientist Award, Australian Association of Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • 1994 - PhD Research Scholarship Award, Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship, AusAID
  • 1990 - MSc Research Scholarship Award, Federal Government of Nigeria
  • 1983 - BSc Honours Scholarship Award, Plateau State Government of Nigeria
Fellowships
  • 2018 - $200,000 – Tattykeel Pty Ltd Australia – Genetics and nutrigenomics of intramuscular fat, fat melting point and meat eating quality in Australian White Lambs
  • 2018 - $100,118 - Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Innovation Connections Research Grant - Genetic selection for health beneficial long-chain omega-3s in Australian White lambs
  • 2018 - $826,400 - Meat and Livestock Australia Donor Company-Agrimix-CSIRO-JCU Desmanthus in grazed pastures and role in methane emissions and meat quality
  • 2017 - $2,833,000 - Developing Northern Australia (DNA) CRC-New pastures to increase livestock productivity across Northern Queensland
  • 2015 - $11,000 - Australian Wool Education Trust – Small Grant Initiatives and Honours Scholarship on Genetics and genomics of Wool Quality and Growth in Omega-3-Supplemented Sheep
  • 2014 - $1,049,790 - Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam
  • 2013 - $2,500 - UTAS Research Conference Support Scheme - 11th World Conference on Animal Production, Beijing, China
  • 2013 - $8,500 - Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Improved market engagement and profitability for smallholder beef enterprises in central Vietnam
  • 2012 - $30,000 - Australian Wool Education Trust - Genomics and Proteomics of Wool Quality in Spirulina-Supplemented Sheep
  • 2011 - $1,244,173 - Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Overcoming Technical and Market Constraints to the Emergence of Profitable Beef Enterprises in the NW Highlands of Vietnam
  • 2011 - $120,710 - Seafish Tasmania - Researcher-in-Industry
  • 2010 - $12,000 - Australian Wool Education Trust - Genetics-Nutrition Interactions in Tactical Grazing and Strategic Supplementation of Sheep: Implications for Wool, Growth and Gene Expression
  • 2009 - $398,675 - Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Better Integration of Beef Cattle Production with Crop Production Systems in South-Central Coastal Vietnam
  • 2009 - $2,739 - UTAS Research Conference Support Scheme - Joint American and Canadian Societies of Animal Science Conference, Montreal, Canada
  • 2008 - $94,000 - Australian Wool Education Trust - Wool Quality and Growth Responses of Genetically Divergent Grazing Sheep Supplemented with Two Dietary Amino Acid Sources
  • 2008 - 24,500 - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation National Research Flagship - SNP Markers for Steroyl-CoA Desaturase Gene and Association with Adipose and Muscle Fatty Acid Compositions of Crossbred Meat Sheep
  • 2006 - $104,000 - Dairy Australia Ltd - The Integration of Lucerne into the Feedbase Systems of the Australian Dairy Industry; and Defining the Response to Concentrates for Cows Varying in Milk Production
  • 2006 - $7,000 - Tasmania Feedlot Pty Ltd - Genetic Selection, Breeding and Evaluation of Wagyu Beef Cattle
  • 2005 - $3,000 - Australian Alpaca Association - Cria mortality in Australian Alpacas
  • 2005 - $15,000 - UTAS - Internal Research Grants Scheme - Genetic Variation in Growth, Feed Efficiency, Meat Quality and Assessment of Inbreeding in Beef Cattle using RAPD Markers
  • 2002 - $100,000 - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Genome-scanning for QTL affecting growth and body shape in Japanese Black beef cattle
  • 2000 - $100,000 - International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria - Crop-residue supplementation for improved growth, milk yield and reproduction in Red Sokoto goats
  • 1998 - $50,000 - International Dairy Research Corporation, Canada - Dairy improvement in the in-land valleys of Nigeria
  • 1994 - $129,600 - Australian Agency for International Development - Genetic variation in fatty acid composition of cattle breeds
  • 1992 - $4,000 - Federal Government of Nigeria - Dairy performance of Friesian-Bunaji crosses and their growth to yearling age
Memberships
  • Nigerian Society for Animal Production
  • Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation
  • Australian Society of Animal Production
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Japanese Society of Animal Science
  • International Society of Animal Genetics
  • American Dairy Science Association
Other
  • 2018 - FLAKEMORE, Aaron Ross (059706) – PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Omega-3 Sheep Meat: Effect of degummed crude canola oil and rice bran supplements on growth, fatty acid composition and meat quality of prime lambs” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - KOY, Mohamed (205322) Master of Applied Science (Agriculture), University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Intramuscular fat content, melting point and meat quality of on-farm supplemented sheep” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - TRAN Thanh Hai (177897). Masters in Agricultural Science, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Strategic nutritional enhancement of cow-calf performance in South Central Coastal Vietnam” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2016 - BIGNELL, Colin William (023403) – Ph.D, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Enhancing long-chain omega-3 content in Australian lamb using genetics and diet” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - OTTO, John Roger (065113) - PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Reproduction and fertility parameters of dairy heifers supplemented with Spirulina: mRNA gene expression profiles” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - KASHANI, Arash (095125) - PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Genetic and dietary enhancement of Omega-3 fatty acids in meat”. (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - NOBLE, Benjamin Luke (161311) BAgSci Hons, UTAS, Australia. Graduated IIA 2015. Thesis: “Comparing the effects of canola oil and rice pollard Omega 3 supplements on FAC, wool and growth traits of prime lambs in NW Tasmania” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2014 - NGUYEN, Quan Hai (156828). Masters in Agricultural Science, UTAS, Australia. Thesis: “Productive performance, plasma metabolite profile, rumen fermentation and meat quality of concentrate-supplemented Bach Thao goats” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2013 - HOLMAN, Benjamin William Behrens (077817) - Ph.D, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Spirulina: Dual purpose lamb supplement - Breed and sex effects on productivity and product quality” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2013 - McEVOY Peter Daniel (125849) BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated First Class Honours 2013. Thesis: “Wool quality and liveweight response to omega-3 fatty acid-enriched supplements in genetically divergent lambs” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - FLAKEMORE, Aaron Ross (059706) BApplSci (Agriculture). Graduated First Class Honours 2012. Thesis: “Influence of Spirulina supplementation, sire breed and sex on sheep meat eating quality” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2011 - SATTLER, Stephen (81555) BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated IIB 2011. Thesis: “Evaluating the effect of pre- and post-grazing quality and quantity of pasture species on growth characteristics of lambs” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2011 - PINNY, Nicole Elizabeth (090228) – BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated First Class Honours 2011. Thesis: “Effect of altered milking frequency on milk yield and composition in pasture-based dairy cows” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2011 - OTTO, John Roger (065113) - BAgSci Hons, UTAS Graduated IIA 2011. Thesis: “Lactation & reproductive performance of dairy herds in Tasmania” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - HOLMAN, Benjamin (077817). BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated First Class Honours 2010. Thesis: “Genetics-nutrition interactions influencing wool spinning fineness in crossbred sheep” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - PATERSON, Edward (067068). BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated IIB Honours 2010. Thesis: “Using crop and integrated models to maximise beef profitability in rural Vietnam” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2010 - PAGE, David BAgSci Hons, UTAS, Australia. Graduated First Class Honours 2010. Thesis: “The influence of understorey nutritional value and composition to the risk of bark stripping by wallaby of Pinus radiata in plantation systems” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2009 - FOWLES, Amelia (032572). BApplSci (Agric) Hons, University of Tasmania. Graduated IIA Hons 2009. Thesis: “Feeding and behavioural response to repellents by Tasmanian wallabies, pademelon and possums” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2009 - ALLWRIGHT, James. BApplSci (Agric) Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated IIB Hons 2009. Thesis: “Dorycnium hirsutum (L) Ser (Hairy Canary Clover), a potential forage legume for Tasmania” (Co-Supervisor)
  • 2009 - ADEDIRAN, Adeniyi Samuel (055717) – Ph.D, University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Modelling lactation in pasture-based dairy cows varying in genetic potential for milk production” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2009 - BAGHERI, Hamid (114309) - Master of Applied Science (Agriculture), University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Feedlots: Impact of management on beef cattle performance & carcass quality”(Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - RANSON, Courtney (054604) - BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated IIB 2008. Thesis: “Wool quality and growth traits of pasture-fed crossbred lambs and relationships with plasma metabolites” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - BRUCE, Iain (055740) - BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated First Class Hons 2008. Thesis: “Improving the profitability of beef from pastures: A case study of Tasmania’s Circular Head Beef Business Group” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - WALKER, Ruth (034361). BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania. Graduated IIB Hons 2008. Thesis: “Sire genetics, protein and energy digestibility: Relationship with wool fibre diameter in canola and lupin-supplemented crossbred sheep” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - CHIU Eleanor Yu Fang (82222). Master of Applied Science (Agriculture), University of Tasmania, Australia Thesis: “Genetic and nutritional manipulation of milk fatty acid composition in Holstein-Friesian cows” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - PATEL, Jalpaben Pradepkumar (92690) - Master of Applied Science (Agriculture), University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Quantitative genetic analyses of milk yield and composition in Tasmanian dairy herds” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2008 - SYKES, Jane (056697) - BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated IIB 2008. Thesis: “Wool growth responses of genetically divergent sheep breeds to two dietary amino acid supplements” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2007 - BEATTIE, Jack (064755). BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated IIA Hons 2007. Thesis: “Profitability and milk yield response to protein supplementation in mid-lactation dairy cows” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2007 - DOWNIE, Emma (041810). BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated First Class Hons 2007. Thesis: “Ghrelin levels in newborn Merino lambs and associations with early post-natal survival” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2007 - KASHANI, Arash (095125) - Master of Applied Science (Agriculture), University of Tasmania, Australia. Thesis: “Optimization of SNP molecular markers for parentage assignment and genetic variation in growth parameters of sheep” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2006 - REVELL, Jessica (031140) - BAgSci Hons, UTAS, Australia. Graduated IIA Class Hons 2006. Thesis: “The effect of concentrate supplementation on BCS & BWT of Holstein-Friesian dairy cows grazing three species of grass” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2006 - ORUNMUYI, Modupe (Ph.D/Agric/22267) - Ph.D, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Thesis: “Genetic evaluation of plasma alkaline phosphatase in Red and White strains of Rhode Island chickens” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2006 - GATENBY, Sarah (032593) - BAgSci Hons, UTAS, Australia. Graduated IIB Class Hons 2006. Thesis: “Milk production response to supplementary feeding for dairy cows on three different pasture types” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2006 - BOND, Georgina Helen (046257) - BAgSci Hons, University of Tasmania, Australia. Graduated First Class Hons 2006. Thesis: “On-Farm evaluation of fertility and prolificacy of ewes in Tasmanian sheep flocks” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2005 - BIGNELL, Colin William (023403) – BAgSci Hons, UTAS Graduated First Class Hons 2005. Thesis: “Genetic variation in meat quality traits of sheep breeds” (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2003 - BALOGUN, F. (M.Sc/Agric/26468) – M.Sc, Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Graduated 2003. (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2003 - GALADIMA, M.A. (M.Sc/Agric/26470) – M.Sc, Department of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Graduated 2003. (Primary Supervisor)
  • 2000 - ANLADE, Y.R. (U93AG1027) – B. Agriculture (Hons.), Dept of Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Graduated IIA Hons 2000. Thesis: “Genetic variation in milk composition & the economics of milk processing” (Primary Supervisor)
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Tattykeel Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Genetics and nutrigenomics of intramuscular fat, fat melting point and meat eating quality in Australian White Lambs

Indicative Funding
$200,000 over 3 years
Summary
The over-arching aim of this research project is to enhance the sustainable production of Australian White (AW) sheep meat with superior eating qualities and healthier nutritional composition without compromising animal health, performance and welfare. Specific research objectives include: (1) Nutrigenomics analysis of intramuscular fat content, fat melting point, fatty acid composition and marbling gene expressions in grazing and supplemented sheep. (2) Sensory evaluation of meat eating quality of AW lamb in city restaurants (3) Next generation sequencing and creating of a genomic DNA bank of the AW lamb with a unique breed signature.
Investigators
Aduli Malau-Aduli, Peter Chenoweth, Chris Gardiner, Donna Martin, Glen Walker, Damien Paris, Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Benjamin Holman, P Virtue and Peter Nichols (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, College of Medicine & Dentistry, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Keywords
Australian White Lamb; Meat eating quality; Nutrigenomics; Intramuscular fat content and compositio; Fat melting point; Marbling gene expression

CRC for Developing Northern Australia Scheme - Projects

Improving the productivity of the Northern Australian livestock sector with the establishment of new legumes varieties

Indicative Funding
$360,000 over 3 years (administered by Agrimix Pty Ltd)
Summary
Pasture legumes are quality feed and have benefits for livestock and the environment but few sown legumes are adapted to the vast clay soil regions of the north. JCU has 5 new varieties specifically developed for this region. The project aims is to: ? Evaluate establishment techniques for these new legumes ? Conduct grazing, pen, plot and soil trials evaluating new varieties ? Demonstrate the benefits of legumes in terms of enhance livestock productivity ? Undertake climate risk analysis ? Engage students with a research focus on nutrition, soils and livestock productivity Uptake of legume technology will result in significant economic, environmental & social benefits
Investigators
Chris Gardiner, Aduli Malau-Aduli, Glen Walker, Ed Charmley and Zed Rengel (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation and The University of Western Australia)
Keywords
Desmanthus Legumes; Tropical Pasture; Livestock productivity; Mimosaceae

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science - Innovations Connections

Genetic selection for health benefitical long-chain omega-3s in Australian White Lambs

Indicative Funding
$50,000 , in partnership with Tattykeel Pty Ltd ($50,118 over 2 yrs)
Summary
Genetic selection and nutrigenomics of meat eating quality in Australian White sheep with emphasis on long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA), is the major focus of this research. The aim is to create a unique DNA signature to measure Omega 3 and key sensory eating quality characteristics in lamb through the use of lipid biochemistry muscle evaluation and nutri-genetic and genomic advances. The project will lead to the development of a proprietary DNA signature to measure omega-3 and key sensory eating quality characteristics in lamb as well as a branded lamb product that is genetically different to other lamb breeds marketed on the basis of sensory eating quality characteristics, similar to the Wagyu breed for the beef sector. This project has the ability to see lamb as a protein crossover from the food industry to the health sector due to its high long chain omega 3 content. Furthermore, the project is expected to result in DNA signature testing that can be licenced to other breeders domestically and internationally. The lipid biochemistry analysis of muscle samples to evaluate IMF, FMP and omega-3 content can be licenced to seed stock producers to accurately quantify sensory eating quality markers. Licencing the branding rights to lamb products derived from the Tattykeel Australian White breed, similar to the Angus Beef arrangement with many restaurants and retail channels, will result in strong commercial benefit.
Investigators
Aduli Malau-Aduli in collaboration with John Otto (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
australian white lamb; omega-3 long-chain PUFA; Meat eating quality; intramscular fat content/composition; nutrigenomics; fat melting point
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  • Nutritional Impact of Leucaena Leucocephala and Desmanthus as Protein Supplements on Tropical Beef Cattle Performance, Methane emissions and Meat Quality (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Production Performance, Milk Composition and Cheese Quality of Crossbred Dairy Sheep Supplemented with Dietary Omega-3 Oils (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Response of Prime Lambs to Dietary Omega-3-Rich Oils: Impact on Meat Quality (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Impact of Self-Care Education Via Mobile Phone Text Messaging in Diabetic Patients Living in Rural/Remote North Queensland: Clinical, Economic and Genetic Analysis (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Physical Activity, Counselling and Prescription Habits of Australian General Practitioners and its Impacts on Health Outcomes (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Validation of Metabolisable Protein and Energy SystemsTo Predict Productivity of Meat Goats Fed Tropical Grass And Legumes;; (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • The Role of Climatic, Genetic and Physiological Factors Influencing Susceptibility to heat Illness (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Nutritional supplementation with dietary omega-3 PUFArich flaxseed and canola oils enhances prime lamb performance and meat quality (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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