Research field Nutrition Physiology
The research fields of the Institute of Animal Nutrition, Products and Nutrition Physiology (APN) are subordinate to the scientific field of “nutrition”. Hence, the further research topic “nutrition physiology” is resulting, displaying an additional core competence of APN aside from animal nutrition and animal products. Nutrition Physiology focuses on the interaction between dietary constituents (e.g. nutrients, additives, undesired substances) and the organism (animal, human) at various physiological conditions (e.g. growth, lactation) along digestion and metabolism. The methodological spectrum of nutrition physiology is largely based on physiological experiments with intact (model) animals applying methodologies of life sciences.