MonoGutHealth-CHICKEN – Investigations on nematode-induced alterations in metabolite profiles of chickens to seek for novel metabolic proxies with key roles in exchange between immune defence and performance parameters
Contact: Dr. Gürbüz Daş
Funding: EU - H2020 European Training Networks
MonoGutHealth is funded by the European Commission through in the Horizon 2020 Programme in the framework of a “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: Innovative Training Network”. The overall objective of MonoGutHealth is to provide an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training experience for 11 early stage researchers (ESR) in an inspiring, novel and highly topical area of livestock research encompassing animal husbandry, social innovations and entrepreneurship. With 11 ESR subprojects, MonoGutHealth will explore strategies to support optimal gut and healthy body development in pigs and chickens. The present ESR-subproject MonoGutHealth-CHICKEN focusses on chickens exposed to gastrointestinal nematode infections (GNI). As GNIs impair host animal performance, development of effective immune responses to eliminate parasites may imply a trade-off for the allocation of nutrient resources between health/defence and performance traits of the host animal. The aim of this sub-project is thus to investigate alterations in metabolite profiles of chickens exposed to GNI in order to seek for novel metabolic proxies with key roles in exchange between defence and performance parameters.