News & Events
Check out our latest news and events below.
Improving the thermotolerance of cattle in hot climates
New technology could contribute to improved climate resilience in cattle living in the tropics
Parasite insight could help treat livestock infection
Fresh understanding of a cattle bug offers potential to design novel drug interventions for a devastating condition.
Key drivers found for environmental adaptation in Ethiopian chickens
Results will inform future breeding programmes and could lead to more productive and climate resilient birds
Bioinformatics Training Underpins Future Research
Online course impacts positivity at an individual, institutional and country level
Improving Breeding Decisions in African Dairy Systems
Fellowship supports research to help improve dairy production in Africa
Tropical Poultry Production: research towards sustainable systems
Online event highlights significant advances in poultry genomics research
EVENT: Tropical Poultry Production Seminar
Free online seminar will highlight the latest research to help improve the profitability and sustainability of small-holder poultry systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
The African Animal Breeding Network (AABNet)
Towards transforming the African livestock development outlook
EVENT: Bioinformatics Training Course
Register now for free online training for early career researchers in Africa to develop their knowledge in bioinformatics and population genomics applied to livestock
How can UK R&D efforts combat climate change?
CTLGH Director contributes to key discussions with top UK politicians ahead of COP 26.
Rainfall drives adaptation in Ethiopian sheep
Study suggests that precipitation has greater influence than altitude and temperature on adaptation of livestock populations
Training Supports Capacity Building of Researchers in Africa
Online training courses will help those working in livestock genomics research in Africa.
Dr Oluyinka Opoola on Sustainable Dairy Development
Working to reduce poverty and hunger in Africa and promoting women in science
Surrogate cockerels and hens produce donor breed chicks
Gene-editing approach transfers beneficial genes between breeds to produce offspring with useful characteristics.
Genetic improvement and its importance for breeding in Africa
SciDev.Net recently published an interview with CTLGH Director Appolinaire Djikeng about the Centre’s work.
TB insights may help breed healthier African cattle
Genetic discovery could help develop cattle with resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
National campaign recognises Centre’s impact on health
Work of CTLGH featured in new campaign highlighting scientific innovation and collaboration
Decoding the genomic make-up of sheep
Researchers annotate the new reference genome for sheep to support future research
Key health and productivity traits identified in sub-Saharan African chicken populations
Insight will help support development of healthier, more resilient and more productive poultry in the future
Genetic Markers Identified to Help Improve Productivity and Resilience of African Cattle
Scientists use ‘genomic time travel’ to show African pastoralists have used selective breeding for over 1,000 years
Tropical livestock are key to help feed the world
In this personal blog CTLGH Director Appolinaire Djikeng talks about why he believes that improving the genetics of livestock can help provide a pathway out of poverty for millions of families in low- and middle- income countries, and why the Centre’s work is very personal to him
New insights into the shared domestication of water buffalo and cattle
Studying genetic sequences linked to beneficial traits can lead to improvements in tropical livestock development
Surrogate livestock have fertility restored by donor animals
New research has huge implications for tropical livestock productivity and health.
Grant success to help preserve genetic diversity of chickens
New technology will help safeguard valuable breeds and support research
Centre Director Receives Award for his Contribution to International Development
Professor Appolinaire Djikeng, the Director of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) has been awarded the International Nelson Mandela Justice Award by the UNESCO Center for Peace.
CTLGH embarks on an exciting future with the launch of its “Vision 2030”
Centre shares its 10-year vision to support tropical livestock development and the lives of people who rely on them for food and income.
IDEAL database supports future research in tropical cattle health
New database gives scientists easy access to extensive epidemiological and genomic data.
DNA insights could aid small-scale poultry farmers
New findings about viral regions in the DNA of chickens could aid productivity for smallholder farms in developing countries.
Germany supports Covid-19 testing in Kenya
German government announced it is supporting utilisation of ILRI laboratories and staff to offer more testing for Covid-19 in Kenya
CTLGH staff supports vital research into Covid-19
Volunteer’s skills viewed as ‘indispensable’ by project leader
Scientists develop tracker to help visualise Covid-19 cases in Scotland
Online platform will help Scottish Government Covid-19 Advisory Group respond to the pandemic
Comic Book Helps Communicate Benefits of Genetic Gain in Tropical Livestock
A new CTLGH comic book inspires young people about the power of genetics and how it can provide solutions in the real world.
Advanced Training Placements Support Global Agricultural Research
Two visiting scientists from Ethiopia reflect about their time at Roslin Institute in Edinburgh
Building Capacity of African Researchers
Genomics workshop helps scientists play key role in boosting productivity of livestock systems in Africa
Genetic Study Identifies Breeding for Resilience to Climate Change is Possible
New study may have huge implications for tropical livestock production
New Project Will Help Support Breeding Decisions for Dairy Farmers in Rwanda
Could a profit index help maximise dairy outputs and income from low-input farming systems in Rwanda?
Celebrating AWARD’s work in advancing gender equality in agricultural science
How AWARD initiatives are strengthening the research, mentoring and leadership skills of female African scientists.
Scottish Parliament Celebrates Gender Equality Work in Africa
Reception at Scottish Parliament highlights University of Edinburgh’s international work on advancing gender equality in science.
Agri-Food Transformations for Africa: Working Together for Impact
Edinburgh research dialogue spurs ideas for collaboration and collective action
CTLGH Celebrates Five-Year Milestone and Plans for its Future
Double celebration for Centre working in sustainable tropical livestock development.
CTLGH Launches Five Years Highlights Document
Centre launches ‘Five Year Highlights’ document highlighting the work it is doing to improve tropical livestock development through genetic gains.
Farming for the Future: Making Livestock Production Sustainable
CTLGH Director highlights benefits of improving livestock production through genetic gain at 2019 British Science Festival
Turning livestock into a pathway out of poverty
CTLGH has received backing to achieve its aim to improve the health and productivity of poultry and cattle in developing countries.