MonoGutHealth will generate added value by proposing more sustainable ways to produce pork, chicken meat and eggs in an animal-friendly way.
This will be accomplished through the ESR projects in research WP1, WP2 & WP3, where the role of early life interventions on the health and development of the gastrointestinal tractThe part of the digestive system that consists of the stomach and intestines. will be exploited to reduce animal losses due to production diseases and consequently minimise veterinary interventions.
The objectives of WP4 are to provide ESRs of MonoGutHealth a high standard of training in core and advanced research skills necessary for their individual research projects and for their future careers in academia and/or industry, by providing a set of transferable skills and hands-on-training during their secondments to industry (for a total of 21.5 month across the 11 ESRs).
The objectives of WP5 are to effectively communicate the MonoGutHealth approach and key research results to the research community, relevant value chain stakeholders, policy makers and consumers, specifically of animal-based products.
WP6 will focus on an efficient and effective management of the MonoGutHealth ETN for ESR recruitment, research, local and network-wide training, secondments, interactions with academic and industry partners and financial matters.
Learn more about MonoGutHealth Work Packages
WP1: Pre- and postnatal development
Generate new knowledge on the phenotypicSet of observable characteristics or traits of an organism. The term covers the organism’s morpholog… and metabolic background of IUGRIntra-uterine
WP2: Gut and microbiome development
Characterise the early life development of the GITThe part of the digestive system that consists of the stomach and intestines. and the gut-associated microbiomeThe diverse
WP3: Health challenges
Establish efficacy of the “best” nutritional/supplemental strategy determined in WP1 and WP2 under unfavourable conditions by using established infection/challenge models in pigs and poultry. To
WP4: Training and Secondments
4.1 Ensure high-quality ESR training; 4.2 Organise and monitor exchanges between participants; 4.3. Set-up and monitor meaningful industry exposure for ESRs; 4.4 Organise and monitor
WP5: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation
5.1 Engage and inform stakeholders of the poultry and swine production chain and general public on aims and results of MonoGutHealth research; 5.2 Publish research
Deliver structured co-ordination; enabling excellent research, training and effective dissemination of the research outcomes. 6.1 Plan, facilitate and monitor the execution of the research programme