Avian Biosciences Center

Students learning about poultry health

About our center

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

Avian Biosciences Center

The center will lead the way in research, education, and outreach programs that will provide solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences. Defining and accomplishing science-based solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences.
Meet the researchers on board to assist with prioritizing and steering the focus of the center.
Zoonotic diseases are very common, both in the United States and around the world. A "One Health" approach to research provides an opportunity to understand the relationships between humans and animals.
The focus will be on coordinating efforts among government agencies, universities and the poultry industry abroad to increase efficiency, biosecurity protocols and poultry operations.
The overall goal of the Poultry Health program is to provide surveillance, rapid diagnosis, prevention, and control of avian diseases.