Animal Science

Domesticated animals supply a significant portion of the world’s population protein consumption. One of the most important challenges of the 21st century is food supply. Assuming that food production must increase by 50% until 2030, in order to supply enough food for 10 billion people by 2050, the institute faces crucial challenges. Towards this goal, 22 scientists, 27 technicians and 30 students (Msc, Ph.D and Postdoc) in 2 departments (Ruminant Science and Poultry and Aquaculture Science) are using genetic, genomic, proteomic, epigenetic, physiology, microbiology and nutritional techniques.