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Carbohydrate nutrition in growing pig - Understanding of different aspects of dietary fibre

PhD defence, Thursday 21 April 2022, Geonil Lee

Geonil Lee

During his PhD studies, Geonil Lee researched carbohydrate nutrition in growing pigs. Carbohydrate includes diverse components such as sugars, oligosaccharides, starch and dietary fibre, and these components have varied functions on digestion, fermentation and gut health in the gastro-intestinal tract of pig. Geonil Lee studied how dietary fibre influenced digestion, fermentation, energy metabolism and susceptibility for infection with swine dysentery in growing pigs.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of the mode of action of dietary fibre on nutrition and health in growing pigs.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 21 April 2022 at 14:00

Place: Bulding 8814-3075, Auditorium, Aarhus University, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele.

For online defence, please use the following: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Charlotte Kahlen Steffensen; cks@anis.au.dk

Title of PhD thesis: Dietary fibre in modulating nutrient digestion and intestinal health in growing pigs

Contact information: Geonil Lee, e-mail: gilee@anis.au.dk, tel.: +45 5260 8080

Members of the assessment committee:

Professor, Nicholas Gabler, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States.

Research Scientist, Sam Millet, Department of Animal Science, Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Melle, Belgium

Professor, Peter Kappel Theil, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark (chair)

Main supervisor:

Professor, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark

Co-supervisors:

Senior Researcher, Mette Skou Hedemann, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark

Assistant Professor, Tina Skau Nielsen, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark

Language: The Ph.d. dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The Ph.d. thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.

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