We conduct basic and applied research concerning the influence of dietary components and additives (carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, minerals, bioactive compounds) on the gut, microbiota and the local and systemic immunity to support animal health and disease resilience.
We contribute to the Green Transition by using One Health principles on reducing the use of antimicrobials, reducing of the diet-related environmental and climate footprints by modulating the gut microbiota as well as performing research within cellular agriculture by exploring e.g. animal-based cell models for milk production.
For our research, we develop and implement in vitro diet, digesta, cell, tissue and organ models, use individual and group of animals for studying research questions, and utilize state-of-the-art analytical techniques and digital data and bioinformatics tools for identifying environmental-, microbial- and host factors influencing the animal health and environmental impact.
Our research focuses on farm animals but has relevance also for companion animals and humans.