Scientific Objectives

1. To determine the impact of innovative feeding strategies and bioactive feed additives in chicken, pigs and dairy cows on innate immunity, growth performance, metabolic regulation, milk production and fertility.
2. To investigate the changes induced by anti-oxidants, fatty acids or single amino acids on metabolism, gut health and function, and explore the interrelationship with performance.
3. To define the value of natural anti-microbials to strengthen innate immunity and reduce the load of antibiotics.
4. To develop and implement in vitro models for animal nutrition.
5. To explore the impact of milk exosomes and microRNA in animal nutrition and immunity.
6. To develop a bioinformatic platform integrating information generated throughout the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme H2020-MSCA- ITN-2017- EJD: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (European Joint Doctorate) – Grant agreement nº: 765423