Mathilde Brunel

PhD Project: The effect of meat consumption in humans by analysing metabolic responses in plasma samples.

Studies about the effect of meat consumption on human health are numerous and contradictory. Some nutrients which are known deleterious for health when ingested in large quantities such as saturated fats are found in meat. However, meat is also an important source of essential amino acids and nutrients such as vitamin D, B6, B12, iron, zinc and more. The project is to investigate different types of meat and to find health markers in plasma samples.

Poster – Replacement of vegetable oils with the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula toruloides biomass in the diet of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), effects on fish growth performance

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Main supervisor: Jana Pickova

Co-supervisors: Ali Moazzami, Elisabeth Müllner, Sabine Sampels, Galia Zamaratskaia.


Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala.

About Mathilde

I am from the northern part of France (Beauvais). I have an engineering degree in Food & Health from UniLaSalle Beauvais. I visited Sweden for the first time in 2014 to improve my English skills. I liked Uppsala a lot and decided to find a PhD there after graduating in France. Being a PhD student allows creativity and time to reflect on a specific project. It also teaches you to juggle between different activities (teaching, courses and lab). The best thing about working with this PhD project is the broad knowledge required as it combines biology by analyzing food composition and health effects of specific types of food with chemistry by analyzing samples with analytical chemistry techniques such as NMR and LC-MS.


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