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Diversification in Danish Dairy milk – effect of season, management system and breed on variation in compositional traits with focus on protein composition and micronutrients

PhD defense, Tuesday 21 November 2023, Natacha Veje Róin

Natacha Veje Róin

During her PhD studies, Natacha Veje Róin researched how season and management systems can affect composition of milk from an extensive number of Danish dairy production lines, with a specific focus on milk proteins and minor components. The observed variation in milk compositional traits is important in relation to nutrition as well as functional properties related to the processing and utilization of milk as a raw material. Natacha Veje Róin studied how management system, including different specific feeding practices, season and dairy breed influenced the composition of milk proteins, as well as vitamins, phytoestrogens and metabolites.
The new research findings contribute to an understanding of how inherent natural variation can be ascribed to management systems including feed, breed and season and lead to diversification of milk compositional traits and quality.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Food Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University. This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Tuesday, 21 November at 13:00
Place: Building 5910, room 214, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N
Title of PhD thesis: Diversification in protein and micronutrient profiles of bovine milk relative to primary management factors
Contact information: Natacha Veje Róin, e-mail: nrr@food.au.dk, tel.: +45 60615727

Members of the assessment committee:
Executive R&D Advisor Henrik Jørgen Andersen, Arla Innovation Center, Arla Foods amba, Denmark

Senior Lecturer Monika Johansson, Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Professor Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard (chair), Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Nina Aagaard Poulsen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Lotte Bach Larsen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.

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