Training course 'Respiration Chamber and Methane Emission'

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For PhD students and PostDocs with a Master in Animal Sciences or related fields - October 7-8 2019

Type of training: Face‐to‐face course

Organizing center: FBN Leibniz (Germany)

Target participants: Early career researchers, Research Technicians, Master or PhD students

Training objectives:

After the training session, the trainee will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of respiration chamber and GreenFeed
  • Understand the relationships between methane production, intake and composition of feed
  • Sample rumen fluid and analyze selected methane proxies

Pre requisite skills: Advanced PhD students and PostDocs with a Master in Animal Sciences or related fields

Program:

  • Visit and introduction to Respiration Chamber and GreenFeed
  • Dietary factors influencing methane production
  • Host Physiology effects on methane production
  • Hands on training of oral rumen fluid sampling
  • Methane proxies
  • Lab analysis of methane proxies from ruminal fluid: Short‐chain fatty acids using GC‐FID
  • Lab analysis: Fecal archaeol extraction and subsequent GC‐MS analysis

Pedagogical approach: Lectures, case study, practical sessions

Trainers: Cornelia Metges, Björn Kuhla, Michael Derno (FBN Leibniz)

Location: Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Germany

Duration: 1.5 days

Dates of course: October 7th (afternoon) and 8th, 2019

 

>>> Register here by 16th September 2019. <<<

 

For more information please visit: http://www.smartcow.eu


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