The Animal Science Doctoral Programme

VII Workshop
18 Sep 2020
ICBAS - University of Porto, Portugal/ Online
Target Group
PhD and Master students
ICBAS - University of Porto

The students of the Doctoral Programme in Animal Science of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS) in the University of Porto organise an Annual Workshop to present their newest data. This year, in the 18th September, an exciting high quality programme includes two plenary lectures with international experts and a round table focused on University-Industry Technology Transfer.

For those who want to know more about our faculty, laboratorial and animal facilities, and research topics, an introductory note will precede the scientific sessions.

The workshop will be transmitted via ZOOM. Registration is mandatory via the following link:

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We count on your participation in the Animal Science Workshop!

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Language: English

  • Programme

    Please note that all times refer to Portuguese time. If you are taking part from Lund, Munich, Paris-Saclay or Szeged (Central European Time), you have to add one hour.

    09:00 (10:00 CET) WORKSHOP OPENING



    Chairs: Elisabete Matos (B2E CoLAB) & Ana M. Pereira (ICBAS-UP)

    09:50 Plenary lecture: Nutritional management of chronic enteropathies in dogs, Giacomo Biagi (School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna) 10:20 Oral presentation: Targeted metabolomics characterization of biological samples of dairy cow, Liliana Cordeiro (REQUIMTE/LAQV | AGROS UCRL | ALLTECHADITIVOS) 10:35 Oral presentation: Exploring the benefits of natural and synthetic antioxidant in diets for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Ricardo J. Pereira (CIIMAR | ICBAS-UP) 10:50 Pitch presentation: Microbial community monitoring in a recirculating aquaculture system, Diana Almeida (ICBAS-UP | CIIMAR | SEA8)

    11:45 Oral presentation: Beyond cortisol – glucocorticoid ratios in an endangered mammal, Alexandre Azevedo (Leibniz-Institute for Zoo- and Wildlife Research | ICBAS-UP) 12:00 Oral presentation: Dietary oxytetracycline treatment can modulate gut health condition in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Carla Teixeira (CIIMAR | ICBAS-UP | SPAROS) 12:15 Oral presentation: Nile Tilapia body composition models and calibration methods, Andreia I. G. Raposo (ICBAS-UP | SPAROS) 12:30 Pitch presentation: Impact of Tenebrio molitor larvae meal on muscle growth of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Ana Basto (CIIMAR | ICBAS-UP)


    Chairs: Joana Silva (Allmicroalgae) & Marina Machado (CIIMAR)

    14:00 Plenary lecture: Healthy fish for healthy people: role of aquaculture in achieving global goals, Dusan Palic (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich) 14:30 Oral presentation: Improving immune function through animal nutrition: could customized diets be the future? Ana R. V. Pedro (I3S | ICBAS-UP | REQUIMTE/LAQV) 14:45 Oral presentation: Effect of natural extracts as modulators of growth performance and oxidative status in fish, Maria Xavier (CCMAR | CIIMAR | ICBAS-UP | SPAROS) 15:00 Oral presentation: Inclusion of blood hydrolysates in European seabass (D. labrax) diets: impact on nutrient retention and fish resistance to T. maritimum infection, Daniela Resende (ICBASUP | CIIMAR) 15:15 Oral presentation: Algal blend: Effects on feed intake, growth performance and whole-body composition of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) juveniles, Cátia S. C. Mota (REQUIMTE/LAQV | ICBAS-UP) 15:30 Pitch presentation: Feeds with a micro- and macroalgae blend to increase fish robustness, Mariana Ferreira (CIIMAR | ICBASUP)

    15:40 ROUND TABLE “University – Industry Technology Transfer”, Chair: Elisabete Matos (Coordinator of B2E CoLAB), Participants: Joana Resende (Pro-Rector of U. Porto for Stratigic Planning | Director of UPTEC & Coordinator of UPin), Joana Silva (Plant Manager of Allmicroalgae), Sara Magalhães (Sales & Technical Manager of Soja de Portugal S.A.), Ana Catarina Guedes (CTO & Co-founder of ISS – Inclita Seaweed Solutions)

    16:50 BEST POSTER, ORAL AND PITCH PRESENTATION AWARDS, Jury: Maria Teresa Dinis (CCMAR-UALG), Leonor Nunes (CIIMAR) & Luis Mira Vieira (ICBAS-UP)


    You can find a detailed schedule in the Downloads section.

  • Registration

    Registration is open:

    Registration deadline: 17th of September 2020

    In case of questions please contact Luisa Valente: or

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