The Animal Microbiome: Basic Concepts and Implications for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
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Overall hours
Lesson period
May 2022
Lead instructor: Maria Filippa Addis
Understand basic concepts and terminology on the animal microbiome. Provide an overview of the methods available for defining composition and functions. Summarize the current knowledge about the relationships of the microbiota with the host, and on the influence of breed or environmental factors. Understand how the microbiota impact animal health and the development of immunity. Summarize the current knowledge on the diet/gut microbiota relationships, and on how this is reflected on animal productions. Develop the expertise and tools for critically reading and understanding scientific papers.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022
  • 25 March 2022 for courses starting in April 2022
  • 26 April 2022 for courses starting in May 2022
  • 25 May 2022 for courses starting in June 2022
  • 27 June 2022 for courses starting in July 2022
  • 31 August 2022 for courses starting in September 2022.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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