Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (16/05/2013 02.05)

Characterization of nutritional and safety quality of cow milk from Maremma farms

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Fresh forage, composed by several botanical species, is characterized by the presence of poliunsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols substances that are able to improve functional properties of lipid fraction of milk (i.e. anticarcinogenic, antiaterogenic and anti aterosclerotic properties). Hence, when cows feds fresh forage, it is possible to improve nutritional value of milk and dairy products through the increase of functional substances contained in these foods. The effect of fresh forage inclusion in ruminants diets on milk quality and rumen bacterial community, main responsible of functional lipid synthesis, will be evaluated by chemical and molecular approaches available in Genexpres laboratory. In Tuscany, Maremma represents an territory suited to this type of farming and then a case study for the identification of markers of typicality.

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Research Fields

Agricultural sciences - Zootechnics

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Firenze - DISPAA

Public research
Firenze - Italy