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NOVA PhD Course "Novel Ingredients - Processed for Novel Nutrition" - Open for Applications

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    Gisle Bjørneby @ UMB

The course will take place on 12-16 Dec. 2016 in Aas, Norway. Application deadline: 12 Sept. 2016.

The course is of 5 ECTS and is organised by Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

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Course Description
This is a feed manufacturing course which includes both traditional and novel ingredients for compound feed, related to both terrestrial production animals and fish, striving for nutritional progress.

The demand for sustainable ingredients in the animal production area puts a pressure on us to develop practical applicable and highly scientific processed feed, to fully utilize the potential of the raw materials.

The purpose of this course is to gain in-depth knowledge of how and why different key processes and equipment are installed and used in feed production plants. The objective is that the students will be able to understand the principles used for key processes and to optimise these processes through discussions with factory personnel and scientists.

The above mentioned outcome will be combined with nutritional knowledge, e.g. to understand at which temperatures different proteins are being modified during extrusion, and which components can be added to adjust such structural changes.

The core of the course is the experimental work (seminar) at the Centre for Feed Technology, supported by lectures. The students will have to read literature, both up front, and after the course days at Aas. Then the final part of the course is to write a report about the experimental work with feed processing.

Programme Outline

  • Up front: Literature study, and finding main interest point
  • At the venue:
    • Monday: Mainly lectures, plus visit to the Centre for Feed Technology.
    • Tuesday – Thursday: Experimental work (seminar) and lectures at the Centre for Feed Technology
    • Friday: Visit to a commercial feed plant, and final lectures
  • Afterwards: Literature study and writing of report. Report to be handed in 4 weeks after last day at Aas.

Main Teachers

  • Prof. Øystein Ahlstrøm, NMBU
  • Assoc. Prof. Egil Prestløkken, NMBU
  • PhD Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, NMBU
  • Prof. Anders Kiessling, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Prof. Hans Magnus Gjøen, NMBU
  • Prof. Trond Storebakken, NMBU

Please find more information on the course and on how to apply here:

Published 17. August 2016 - 9:59 - Updated 3. April 2018 - 15:05