Dr Elham Assadi Soumeh

Lecturer in Animal Sci & Production

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 54601 308


Dr Elham Assadi Soumeh is a lecturer in Animal Science and Production within the School of Agriculture and Food Science. Her background is in monogastric animal nutrition -poultry and swine. Her PhD research was about branched-chain amino acids requirements and metabolism in pig post weaning and characterization of metabolic profile of high performing pigs when were fed with optimum dietary branched-chain amino acid levels. The focus was to identify discriminating metabolites in blood or urine which could be linked to high growth performance. After conducting her PhD in Aarhus University in Denmark and prior to joining UQ, Dr Soumeh worked in animal feed industry (Cargill BV, Netherlands) for 2 years. During this time, Dr Soumeh was involved in different customer-focused research portfolios within the area of monogastric animal nutrition and production e.g. nutrient requirements and metabolism, gut health, nutritional strategies and management. Dr Soumeh has completed a BSc in Animal Science, MSc in Animal Nutrition and a PhD in Animal Nutrition and Physiology. The scientific outcomes have been published in high-impact journals and/or presented in conferences and symposiums around the world.

Research Interests

  • Gut microbiome and host animal's metaolism
    Understanding the cross-talks between gut microbiota and the host animal's metabolism.

Research Impacts

Industry Engagement and Collaborative Research

Industry funded project by Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe SAS (2018-2020):

  • Amino acids interventions to reduce the consequences of heat stress in broiler chicken

Industry funded project by Bioproton Pty Ltd (2018-2021):

  • Effects of new bacillus strain probiotics and natural biosurfactants on broiler chickens production
  • The efficiency of probiotics with or without prebiotics in antibiotic-free poultry production system, mode of actions, and growth performance
  • Effects of Multi-enzyme super-dosing on reduced-energy diets on broiler chicken growth performance and gut health


  • Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Tabriz University
  • Masters Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Tabriz University
  • The PhD Degree in Animal Science, Aarhus University


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