Our Research

The two major areas of investigation for our research group are poultry embryology and hatchling health. We are located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

Poultry Embryology

A chicken spends significant time incubating in the egg. Ideally every egg should hatch a healthy chick, but many factors affect hatchability. Increasing our understanding of the embryo during incubation is crucial to improving the production possibilities in the poultry industry. 

Hatchling Health

Once the hurdle of hatching has been overcome the hatchling is challenged by many environmental factors. The goal of our research is to develop new ways to control the hatchling environment to ensure chicks grow into healthy production animals.

Lab News

July 8 2009

Incubation and Fertility Research Group (WPSA Working Group 6 - Reproduction) Conference - The conference was held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Jacob Hamidu presented the topic of "Does chicken egg storage affect chicken embryo viability".

June 2 2009

Poultry Research Centre Annual General Meeting - It was held at the J.G. O'Donoghue Building in Edmonton. The graduate student's posters were well recieved, and Jacob Hamidu won the prize for Poster with Best Visual Impact.

Graduate Opportunities

There are currently no openings for graduate students.
For more information, click here. for the department's website.

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