The Avian Biosciences Center at the University of Delaware

Meeting the growing, worldwide demand for safe and affordable poultry products produced in an environmentally sound manner will require a holistic approach that links research, management, and education. The Avian Biosciences Center at the University of Delaware is established to be a center of excellence for research, education, and outreach programs that will provide solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences.  The Center will lead and coordinate a wide range of multi-disciplinary efforts focused on the following broad goals:

  • Protecting poultry health by developing and implementing strategies for disease surveillance, diagnosis, and control
  • Applying fundamental knowledge gained from avian genomics to diagnose and control poultry diseases and improve the efficiency of poultry production
  • Developing and demonstrating innovative approaches that ensure poultry production is compatible with our environment
  • Integrating the latest advances in food science into innovative technologies that ensure the safety of poultry products consumed in human diets
  • Training and educating the scientists, managers, technical experts, and producers needed for a sustainable poultry industry