New Laboratory Opens for Animal Nutrition and Forage Research at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage production
On 20 April 2020, the Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage officially opened a newly reconstructed laboratory that was once an experimental room for animals. The opening ceremony was attended by the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, and colleagues of the Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage, who were excited to witness the launch of this advanced laboratory, which will undoubtedly be a game-changer in the field of animal nutrition research.
Equipped with advanced technology, the new laboratory at the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Forage features analytical, microbiological, and molecular biological sections. With basic laboratory equipment and a wide range of analysis capabilities, including HPLC, GC, and Plate reader analyses, the laboratory can quantitatively analyze important micronutrients in feed, mycotoxins, and biomarkers in blood and tissue. Additionally, the microbiology section enables the cultivation of both pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, while the molecular biology laboratory is equipped with qPCR for quantitative and qualitative detection.
The laboratory’s primary purpose is for research and development in the field of animal nutrition and forage, providing researchers with state-of-the-art technology to carry out advanced studies in this field. Dr. Skalickova is the contact person for any research-related inquiries.