Nutrient digestion and metabolism in the various organs and tissues of the body
Post genomic, proteomic and metabonomic techniques

Aarhus University, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition

The main objective of the research group Nutrition and Production Physiology in this Department is to produce scientific knowledge on the physiological basis for nutrient digestion and metabolism in the various organs and tissues of the body with consideration to animal health and productivity as well as the nutritional value of the products and their effect on human health. The more specific objectives are:

  • To conduct research aimed at increasing the knowledge on the composition and quality of feed as well as digestion and absorption of energy, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and specific feed and food components such as phyto-chemicals
  • To increase the scientific knowledge on nutrient metabolism, physiological regulation of growth development and function of the different organs and tissues of the body and well as the nutrient requirement of the animals for the various body function considering health and productivity
  • To increase the scientific knowledge on the effect of nutrition on the composition of animal products and their content of bioactive components of relevance for human health and food quality
  • To strengthen biological knowledge base on nutrition and production physiology using post genomic, proteomic and metabonomic techniques as well as animal and cell biology models to study the effect of nutrients and bioactive components.

Some recent and present projects related to COST action:

  • Tailored milk and human health – a national scientific research network
  • BYG din MAD – Build your food –
  • Infect-obesity
  • Milk and would healing in the digestive tract
  • Phytoestrogens in milk and human health
  • CLA, milk fat composition and human health
  • Hormones and growth factor in milk
  • DANED- DANish network for Endocrine Disruptors
Where am I?
University of Milan, ItalyNofima, NorwayNorwegian School of Veterinary Science, NorwayNorwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), NorwayInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), BelgiumWalloon Agricultural Research Centre, BelgiumFaculty of Bioscience Engineering, BelgiumUniversity of Reading, United KingdomBeacon Research, United KingdomRowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, United KingdomInstitute of Food and Health (UCD), IrelandHuman and animal physiology, Animal Sciences Wageningen University, The NetherlandsVeterinary Physiology, University of Bern, SwitzerlandAgroscope Liebefeld-Posieux, SwitzerlandTrakia University, BulgariaInstitute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, PolandDepartment of Genetics and Biotechnology, Aarhus University, DenmarkDepartment of Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition, Aarhus University, DenmarkLithuanian Veterinary Academy, LithuaniaINCDBNA, RomanieUniversity of Cordoba, SpainUniversity of Barcelona, SpainInstitute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, EstoniaInstitute of Bioresources (IBA), RomaniaInstitute of Crop Research, Czech RepublicUniversity of Copenhagen, DenmarkMTT Agrifood Research, FinlandResearch Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals (FBN), GermanyUniversity of Helsinki, FinlandInstitute of Food Technology, SerbiaINRA, FranceInstitute of Animal Science, Czech RepublicFaculty of Agriculture, CroatiaAgricultural University of Athens, GreeceAgricultural Research and Education Centre, AustriaSERIDA, Spain
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Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition partner March 2009
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