M. Sc. Senta Becker

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Research assistant at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Bonn, Frankenforst Campus

Research areas

As a junior scientist, I am currently focusing on researching dual-purpose chickens. To this end, I conduct performance tests on the British Ixworth breed and deal with feeding, breeding and management issues. Through the use of modern technology, the animals can also be individually monitored for activity and behaviour, so that a holistic picture of each animal can be built up, supplemented with performance and animal welfare parameters. What drives me is the improvement of animal welfare and the establishment of alternative, rare genetics in poultry production. #chickenenthusiast

Curriculum vitae

  • 2015-2018 Study of agricultural sciences at the University of Bonn
  • 2018 - 2020 Studies in animal science at the University of Bonn
  • Since 2020 Research assistant and doctoral student at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering

  • Member of the German Association for Poultry Science e.V. (German Group of WPSA)

Projects/Third-party funds



2020 till now



2022 - till now

  • DigiNest
  • Reinzuchtgenetik Beim Zweithuhn


  • Senta Becker, Wolfgang Buescher und Inga Tiemann (2023): The British Ixworth: individual growth and egg production of a purebred dual-purpose chicken.
    Received 21 Mar 2023, Accepted 23 Jul 2023, Published online: 14 Aug 2023
  • Pia Schürmann, Senta Becker, E. Tobias Krause, Wolfgang Büscher, Sonja Hillemacher and Inga Tiemann (2023):
    Exploratory Study on Individual Locomotor Activity in Local Dual-Purpose and Commercial Breeder Pullets                                                                                                                                    https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13182879
  • Inga Tiemann , Senta Becker , Wolfgang Büscher , Verena Meuser (2022): Exploring animal genetic resources of the domestic chicken and their behavior in the open field.
    Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 2022 J. Appl. Poult. Res. 31:100237; Full Research Paper, IF(2021): 2.162  doi:
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