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New funding award to enhance fertility for the thoroughbred and standardbred industries

New funding award to enhance fertility for the thoroughbred and standardbred industries

ARC DECRA recipient Dr Zamira Gibb in the lab

Dr Zamira Gibb, an early career researcher based at The University of Newcastle, has received $365,058 through the ARC’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme to improve methods of detecting and managing infertility in both stallions and mares.

Dr Gibb has already been working closely with several prominent industry groups, including Harness Racing Australia and the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre, as part of a $560,000 ARC Linkage Project awarded in 2016. The research is responding to industry calls for improved methods of detecting and managing infertility in both stallions and mares, and is based at The University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science. 

With her new DECRA award, Dr Gibb will build on her previous research to develop novel reproductive technologies and diagnostic tests, to further enhance the performance and profitability of Australia’s equine industry.

 

Media issued by The University of Newcastle.

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