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Joint Doctorate in Molecular Animal Nutrition

Joint Doctorate in Molecular Animal Nutrition

Objective

The European “Joint Doctorate in Molecular Animal Nutrition” – MANNA – includes 6 universities, 9 private companies and 3 public research institutes from 8 European countries. The goal is to:
1) develop an Elite European School to train early stage researchers (ESR) in OMIC technologies applied to animal nutrition and in essential scientific, entrepreneurial and management skills;
2) evaluate the influence of innovative feed additives on animal production;
3) deliver double doctoral (PhD) degrees in a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral network to develop a generation of internationally equipped scientists for the global workplace.
The objectives will be achieved by co-supervising each of 11 ESRs 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-inflammatories in livestock diets on growth, intestinal health and systemic metabolism which will be assessed by integrating transcriptomic, microbiomic, proteomic and metabolomic approaches in both in vivo and in vitro models. The results will go into informatic platforms to build analytic systems based on IBM-Watson cognitive computing. Secondments will enhance the research programmes of all ESR being based in industry and non-academic research institutes, whose field of activity include animal nutrition, veterinary diagnostic and clinical research, bioinformatics and professional communication in the agro-food sector. All will contribute to training by including ESR in their working team, and providing lectures and training sessions in Summer Schools and workshops which will reinforce the graduate programmes of each University. The joint governance structure of MANNA will manage the recruitment, supervision and assessment processes across the network and will become embedded in the future post graduate education of each University.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Address

University Avenue
G12 8qq Glasgow

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

Participants (5)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 774 183,96

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB-FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 247 761

UNIVERZITA VETERINARSKEHO LEKARSTVA A FARMACIE V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 231 078,96

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765423

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 793 778,56

  • EU contribution

    € 2 793 778,56

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom