Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory

The Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory is an integrated ICAAM infrastructure in the laboratory area of Food and Nutrition Technology, which develops its activity in three components:

Research, teaching and providing services.

Responsável: Manuel Cancela d'Abreu []

Contactos e Horário

Time of receipt of samples in the laboratory

Monday to Wednesday, 9:00H to 12:00H and 14:30 to 16:30H

Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, ICAAM
University of Évora - Pólo da Mitra
Apartado 94
7006-554 Évora

Telefone: +351 266 760 874 | +351 266 760 841

The laboratory provides support to companies in the sector of nutrition and livestock, through the realization of physico-chemical analyses to feedingstuffs (pasture, hay, silages, cereals, mixes, by-products), as well as in technical advice-consult.

The laboratory develops its activity in several research lines, namely:

  • Study of the food component of extensive animal production systems;
  • Use of markers for estimation of ingestion and digestibility of grazing animals;
  • Use of in vitro analytical techniques to determine the nutritional value of feedingstuffs
  • Study of nutritional factors in feedingstuffs;
  • Study of lipid metabolism and metabolism of cholesterol in particular in monogastric animal models.

The laboratory supports the practical component of disciplines of the degree in Animal Science and technology, the master's degree in Veterinary medicine, the master's degree in Zootechnics and undergraduate degrees, masters and doctorates.