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Workshop in Animal Metabolism and Management

The student will follow different seminars given by national and international speakers on innovative topics and/or innovative approaches in four different thematic areas

from 30 January 2023 to 03 March 2023

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences. Via Tolara di Sopra, 50 - 40064 - Ozzano dell'Emilia (Bologna) - In presence event

Interested students have to submit their request NO LATER THAN January, 20th 2023 through the Forms.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to address selected frontier issues and open questions in the field of animal
science, circular economy, safety of foods of animal origin, and animal breeding and genetics. The student will be able to
critically assess current issues, trends and advancements in relation to the presented topics starting from concrete case
studies, and will have an updated knowledge on the most recent perspectives in those fields. 


Course Contents and Organization

Different seminars given by national and international speakers on innovative topics and/or innovative approaches in specific thematic areas.

See the schedule below:

30/01/2023 - 03/02/2023 - Genomics boot camp with a focus on livestock

Assoc. Prof. Gabor Meszaros from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wien, Austria
The workshop will be focused on the use of tools, visualizations and dedicated software for management and analysis of genomic data from DNA SNP genotyping platforms. At the end of the workshop the students will understand the structure of genomic data, learn how to perform quality control, and be able to perform selected analyses of genomic data for further applications.

06/02/2023 - 10/02/2023 - Pre-slaughter handling of pigs: effects on animal welfare and meat quality

Prof. Luigi Faucitano from Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada
The workshop will summarize the most up to date knowledge on pig welfare during prelaughter handling, transport and slaughter, including its effect on meat quality. Participants willl be asked to evaluate a case study on the presented topics.

20/02/2023 - 24/02/2023 - Design, Implementation and Data processing

Dr. Yari Vecchio from University of Bologna, Italy
The proposed seminar will address the importance of data analysis, providing a clear outline of how to organize an experimental design, choose the right way to collect and store data, and analyze them

27/02/2023 - 03/03/2023 - Data extraction and analysis to assess biological risks within Circular Agrofood Systems seminars

Dr. Ursula Gonzales Barron from CIMO -IPB, Portugal
The contamination of food by microbial hazards is a global public health concern. The workshop will cover current modelling approaches to summarise the occurrence of pathogens in foods; to evaluate their growth, inactivation and survival along food processing; and to finally assess the risk they pose to consumers. The practicals will be mostly carried out using the R software, although other ready-to-use tools will be presented.

CFU recognition and assessment methods

At the end of each seminar, a multiple choice test will be submitted to participants. Students who attend the 4 topics and pass the test will obtain 8 ects.
For those who choose to attend only some of them: it is possible to have 2 ECTS recognised for each seminar (upon approval of the Council of the Degree Course you are attending). For details on the recognition procedure please contact