Project Summary

Livestock production and other sectors of the livestock supply chain contribute significantly to regional communities and the overall Australia economy. This project aims to use state-of-the-art nanotechnology to improve livestock healthcare through the following aspects: 1) developing a safe and efficient alternative (antibacterial nano-formulation) to antibiotic supplements in animal nutrition products; 2) generating novel nano-pesticides with improved safety and performance for livestock pest control; 3) engineering nano-digestive enzymes to address small animal digestive problems.

Antibacterial nano-formulations for livestock healthcare
Antibacterial nano-formulations for livestock healthcare

Research Group

Yu Group

Keywords

Nanotechnology, Livestock, Pesticides, Animal feed, Animal healthcare

Student Projects

Synthesis of magnetic mesoporous silica particles as a dual drug delivery system

Hybrid functional nanomaterials for gene delivery

Project members

Lead Investigator


Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu

Senior Group Leader
Yu Group
AIBN Deputy Director (Postgraduate Studies)

Dr Meihua Yu

Advance QLD Research Fellow
Yu Group

Researchers Involved


Hao Song

PhD Student
Yu Group

Mohammad Kalantari

PhD Student
Yu Group

Yue Wang

PhD Student
Yu Group