Phisiology and Biochemistry of the Animal Nutrition
The overall objective of this Department is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable, efficient, environmentally friendly animal production systems able to yield high-quality food products. This final goal is pursued through an improved understanding of the physiological and biochemical processes related with nutrients utilization in livestock and birds.
Notice: On June 1, 2017 the Group Bioavailability of Minerals is integrated in Group of Animal Nutrition.
Lines of Research:
- Metabolism of nutrients and energy in the animal’s organism, its organs and tissues: effects on the animal’s development and on the quality of its products. Nutritive evaluation. Energy and nutritional requirements.
- Metabolism and ecology of animal-microbe interactions within the gastrointestinal tract.
- Study of the mechanisms of action and biological effects of chemical fractions of foodstuffs, bioactive compounds and metabolic modifiers.
- Mineral availability and metabolism.