Methanogens: from livestock to humans

Methanogens: from livestock to humans

Dr. Andre Wright
University of Vermont
Wed, 2/27/2013 - 4:00pm

221 Integrated Science Building

Dr. Wright is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science. Before coming to the University of Vermont, he was a Research Group Leader at the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, CSIRO. For the past 12 years, Dr. Wright has been working on developing vaccines and/or other strategies to increase the efficiency of nutrient utilization in livestock, and to reduce their enteric methane emissions. His research has made significant contributions in the area of molecular microbiology, resulting in novel options being developed to reduce methane emissions from livestock. Consequently, Dr. Wright’s research also suggests that the manipulation of the rumen microorganisms may increase methane production in anaerobic digestors as some methane-producing microorganisms may be more efficient and potent than others.

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Refreshments at 3:45pm