Whole food chain approach
Primary production, food production and links between nutrition and the health of human beings

The University of Helsinki is the most versatile research university in Finland, and is ranked among the top 10 or 15 European universities in global research university rankings. The Department of Animal Science at the University of Helsinki is a part of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry promoting sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and teaching.  The Faculty is located in a multidisciplinary Viikki Campus for Life Sciences, which is a remarkable centre of biosciences at the European level.
The research carried out in the Faculty covers the whole food chain: primary production, food production and links between nutrition and the health of human beings. The research and teaching undertaken within the Department of Animal Science focuses on animal nutrition, breeding, management and biotechnology. The research programmes of the Department are directed into the areas such as 1) feed production, preservation and processing, 2) regulation of animal product composition and quality and 3) animal welfare, behaviour and health.  Environmental issues associated with animal and feed production overlap with research strategy.

Scientist involved in COST Action Feed for Health: Aila Vanhatalo

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