Specialist Course - Lipids in Ruminants

21-09-2016 14:00 to 23-09-2016 13:00
Biznis Hotel - Lokeren (B)
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The main objective of this specialist course is to give participants a comprehensive knowledge and understanding on lipid metabolism in ruminants. The course will cover dietary lipids and their metabolism in the rumen and gut, absorption, transport and transfer of lipids towards the mammary gland. An insight into methodological aspects and challenges of fatty acid analysis of various types of samples also is included in the program. The course consists of lectures, workshops on student research project presentations and workshops on methodological aspects (based on questions collected from the participants prior to the start of the course).

Satellite course to the Euro Fed Lipid Congress

Hosted by the Benelux Lipid Network the 14th Euro Fed Lipid congress is organized in Ghent from 18 till 21 September 2016.
Leading up to the theme of our course, the last day of the Euro Fed Lipid congress will focus on “Healthy fatty acids: degradation or synthesis in the rumen?
A special discount is offered to those who want to attend both this part of the congress and the specialist course.

Targeted audience

The course is aimed at PhD candidates with study area in animal science, nutrition and veterinary medicine and at researchers in this particular field.
Further, early-stage post-doctoral researchers affiliated either to universities, research institutes or R&D departments of industries are welcome to join.

Further information

Click the above link for further information and preregistration.


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This course is supported by the Research Foundation – Flanders
the FWO Research Community on “Fatty acids in dairy cattle in relation to human and animal health”