We will achieve these objectives by co-supervising 11 Early Stage Researcher (ESR),each with two Beneficiary Universities and a non-academic participant.
They will work on integrated innovative research projects, designed to investigate the effects of anti-oxidants, microRNA, exosomes, methionine, lipids and plant derived anti-inflammatory agents in livestock diets on growth, intestinal health and systemic metabolism. This will be assessed by integrating transcriptomic, microbiomic, proteomic and metabolomic approaches in both in vivo and in vitro models.
The results will be processed using informatics platforms to build analytic systems based on IBM-Watson cognitive computing.
We will offer a rich Secondment programme involving industry and non-academic research institutes, whose specialised fields of activity include animal nutrition, veterinary diagnostic and clinical research, bioinformatics and professional communication in the agro-food sector.
All academic and non-academic partners will contribute to ESR training events in fundamental aspects of animal science and advanced ‘omics’ technology involving lectures and training sessions in Summer Schools and workshops that will reinforce the graduate programmes of each University.