I kindly ask to the colleagues included in this message to extent the invitation to other colleagues and the students that would be interested.
Please consider that in the call for the Animal and food science there will be several kind of grants:
A) 2 grants are reserved for foreign people on the following positions: 1. Pig production practices to increase the quality of the meat products, the environmental sustainability and the economical convenience of the production chain. (The PhD student will be involved in a experiment were 400 pigs (100 pigs/round) are raised from 80 to 170 kg body weight for the production of high quality PDO dry cured ham. In the experiment 4 different feeding strategies are compared, the pigs are slaughtered and the hams are processed for about 19 months. Objective and subjective evaluation of ham quality will be performed. The experiment is aimed to evaluate the effect of different feeding strategies (ad libitum or restricted feeding) high or low dietary protein level on ham production and quality. Besides this the fecal and the dry cured hams microbiome will be determined by genopying and put in relation with other traits. Automatic feeding stations are used, so that the feeding behavior traits can also be evaluated).
2. Free theme
B) 10 grants are both for foreign and Italian candidates on the following positions: 3. Free theme 4. Free theme 5. Free theme 6. Free theme 7. Free theme 8. Free theme 9. Free theme 10. Free theme
11. Collection of evaluation of Beta germplasm for resistance to soil-borne diseases.
12. Evaluation of the effects of biostimulants on morpho-physiological and molecular traits of cultivated plants.
It is possible that 2 other grants would be activated during the period of call opening and/or during the selection procedures.
Based on our previous experiences, keep attention to include all the documents required in the call otherwise your demand cannot be accepted. Thank you for your attention