Course schedule

Day 1, Tuesday 24th September

8:15 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Introduction to the course and lecturers. Introduction of the PhD students

9:00 – 10:00 What makes a biomarker a good one.
Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 12:00 Biomarkers for mammary immune system and mastitis diagnostics.
Rupert Bruckmaier, professor, University of Bern, Switzerland.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 Main aspects of reporting statistical results.
Tanel Kaart, associate professor, University of Life Sciences, Estonia.

13:45 – 14:45 PhD students’ presentations and discussion

14:45 –15:15 Coffee

15:15 – 17.30 Visiting of the dairy farm near Tartu using robotic milking and Herd Navigator for the herd management system

Day 2, Wednesday 25th September

8:30 – 9:15 The thoughts and models behind the Herd Navigator system.
Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

9:15 – 10:00 Biomarkers related to the dairy cow endometritis, ovarian function and fertility.
Andres Valdmann, professor, Estonian University of Life Sciences,

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 11:15 Biomarkers related to endometritis, ovarian function and fertility in dairy cows.
Andres Valdmann, professor, Estonian University of Life Sciences,

11:15 – 12:00 The acute phase proteins used for the dairy cow health assessment.
Toomas Orro, professor, Estonia University of Life Sciences

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 PhD students’ presentations and discussion

14:00 – 16:30 Visiting of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences and Animal Clinic.

Day 3, Thursday 26th September

8:30 – 9:15 Metabolomics in biosciences.
Ursel Soomets, professor, University of Tartu, Estonia

9:15 – 10:00 Milk proteomics and markers for milk quality.
Lotte Bach Larsen, associate professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 11:15 Method for the detection of mastitis and milk quality and mastitis sensor.
Toonika Rinken, senior research fellow, University of Tartu, Estonia

11:15 – 12.00 PhD students’ presentations

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Biomarkers for animal welfare assessment.
David Arney, associate professor, University of Life Sciences, Estonia

14:00 – 16:30 PhD students’ presentations.

18:00 – Dinner at restaurant (paid for by organizers)

Day 4, Friday 27th September

8:30 – 10:00 Milk urea and faecal composition.
Pekka Huhtanen
, professor, SLU, Sweden

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 11:15 Proteomics and peptidomics of high cell count milk.
Lotte Bach Larsen, associate professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

11:15 – 12:30 PhD students’ presentations, course evaluation and closing remarks

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch.