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Jan Værum Nørgaard

Associate Professor, Head of research unit

Profile photoJan Værum Nørgaard
Associate professor
Department of Animal Science - Animal nutrition and physiology
Blichers Allé 20
S20, 3317
8830 Tjele
Denmark
Email: janvnoergaard@anis.au.dk
Phone: +4587157816
Web: http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/janvnoergaard@anis.au.dk

Personal data

Jan Værum Nørgaard, Mejlbyvej 125, 9610 Nørager; born 24.05.1974; married, 3 children.

Profile

I am working on projects within nutrition and physiology of pigs with a focus on applied research. The objectives are often to optimize pig production while minimizing the environmental impact. Main keywords are: feed, feedstuff and nutrient utilization, as well as utilization and requirement of especially protein, amino acids and minerals. Several of my projects are on product development and documentation of nutritive value of new feedstuffs and feed additives in collaboration with both the scientific environment and the industry. Preparing and participation in applications for funding from local, national, and international foundations and companies is a central and interesting part of the work. I teach in Danish and English on several courses in animal nutrition and physiology, and I am main supervisor for both master and PhD students. My educational background and 4 years of full time work experiences from primary pig production often allows me to look at an issue from both a scientific and a practical point of view.

Position

2012-: Associate Professor, Aarhus University Foulum, Department of Animal Science.

Education

2007: PhD, University of Copenhagen
2004: MSc. animal science, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen (agronom)
1999: Advanced Technical Degree in Agriculture, pig production (landbrugstekniker, svin)
1995: Skilled farmer, pig production (faglært landmand, svin)

Further Education

2015: Mini-MBA (diplomleder). Probana Business School
2013: Multivariate data analysis. Aarhus University
2011: Prepared for cooperation with the industry. Implement
2009: Project management for scientists II. Implement
2008: Corporate Strategy (HD modul i strategi og ledelse). Aarhus School of Business
2008: Project management for scientists I. Implement
2008: Educational theory and practice (universitetspædagogikum). Aarhus University
2007: Entrepreneurship. Aarhus School of Business
2004: Laboratory animal science, category C (license holder), The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University

Project involvement (01.01.2008 to present)

- Robust pigs with functional dietary ingredients (Danish Food Authorities)
- Age effect on protein digestibility in piglets (Svineafgiftsfonden) (project leader)
- Thematic Group for Precision Production (H2020)
- Ok-Net Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed (H2020)
- Industrial production and processing of mussels to fish feed (GUDP)
- Danske tangressourcer i spil (Villum-Velux fondations)
- Mussel farming - mitigation and protein source for organic husbandry (Innovationsfonden)
- Insect Value Chain in a Circular Bioeconomy (Innovationsfonden)
- Value added through resource efficient organic pig production (Innovationsfonden)
- Blue mussels for petfood (Blue Growth)
- Protein hydrolysate from pig meat byproducts for nutrition of elderly people (Grøn Omstillingsfond)
- Starfish as protein source for pigs (GUDP)
- High quality protein from green biomass (DCA BioBase)
- Effect of crude protein on performance and physiology of finisher pigs (project leader) (Svineafgiftsfonden)
- Mussels and starfish as feed for pigs (wp leader) (Region Nord/NaturErhvervstyrelsen/Muslingeerhvervet)
- Physiological markers in BCAA requirement studies (project leader) (Research Council, FTP).
- Superb and marketable meat from efficient and robust animals (GUDP)
- Isoleucine requirement in young pigs (project leader) (contract research).
- Xylanase: optimization of feed utilization and minimizing of environmental impact of pigs (GUDP).
- New concept for provision of essential amino acids (work package leader) (Højteknologifonden).
- Evaluation of salmon protein hydrolysates for pigs (project leader) (contract research).
- Reduced amino acid and inclusion of lupin to pigs (FØJO).
- Valine supplementation through in situ microbial production in pigs (project leader) (contract research).
- The isoleucine- and valine requirements of piglets 5 to 8 weeks of age (contract research).
- Strategies for odour reduction from pig production units and slurry application (DFFE).
- Compensatory growth in slaughter pigs reared under organic conditions (EU 5th Framework).
- GHG emission and nitrogen efficiency in growing pigs fed legumes (EU 7th Framework).
- Feeding of pigs with acidifying diets (wp leader) (DFFE).
- Iron and zinc deposition in the rice grain (HarvestPlus).
- Use of beet pulp/biofuel residues for ruminants and sows (wp leader) (Inovationsloven).

Teaching

2017-: MSc-course at AU on "Feedstuff Evaluation" (10 ECTS) (responsible)
2014-: BSc-course at AU on “Animal Nutrition” (10 ECTS) (guest lecturer)
2012-: MSc-course at AU on “Experimental animal nutrition and physiology” (5 ECTS)
2011-: MSc-course at AU on “Animal nutrition, production and welfare” (5 ECTS) (guest lecturer)
2011-: PhD course at AU on “Nutrient absorption and metabolism” (5 ECTS) (guest lecturer)
2009-: PhD-course at AU on “Introduction to animal nutrition and physiology” (6-15 ECTS)
2008-: MSc-course at AU on “Quantitative animal nutrition and Physiology” (10 ECTS) (responsible)
2010: BSc-course at AU on ”Animal production, product quality and environment” (15 ECTS) (guest lecturer)
2010: Academy Profession Degree-course on “Animal nutrition and physiology” at Green Academy, Aarhus
2019-2022: Main supervisor for PhD student NN (functional ingredients in piglets)
2018-2021: Main supervisor for PhD student Marleen E van der Heide (alternative protein sources for piglets)
2018-2021: Co-supervisor for PhD student Navodita Malla (Insects for piglets)
2017-2021: Co-supervisor for PhD student Maria Eskildsen (grass for organic sows)
2012-2015: Main supervisor for PhD student Elham Assadi (amino acid requirements in piglets)
2019: Main supervisor for MSc student Natacha Jønsson (Mealworm nutrient requirements)
2019: Main supervisor for MSc student Elvira Sattarova (Seaweed for piglets)
2018: Main supervisor for MSc student Line Dinesen Jensen (Nutritional evaluation of mealworm)
2018: Main supervisor for MSc student Alma Nuhanović (Seaweed bioactive components)
2018: Main supervisor for MSc student Farahnaz Rayatdoost Baghal (Amino acid metabolism in piglets)
2018: Main supervisor for MSc student Iulia Florescu (Amino acid absorption kinetics)
2017: Main supervisor for MSc student Marleen E v/d Heide (Starfish for piglets)
2017: Main supervisor for MSc student Navodita Malla (Protease and xylanase inhibitors)
2015: Main supervisor for MSc student Pia Sørensen (Starfish for piglets)
2015: Main supervisor for MSc student Alberto Torres (Amino acid producing bacteria)

Boards

2009-: Member of the national committee for nutrient recommendations for pigs (VSP normudvalg)

Publications

56 peer-reviewed papers (24 as first, 10 as second, 12 as last) (January 2019)
3 peer-reviewed conference paper
30 posters and abstracts
3 textbook chapters
H-index
Web of Science: 14
Google Scholar: 16
Scopus: 13

Service to Danish authorities

2011: Contribution to report on fulfilling amino acid requirement in organic pig production
2012: Contribution to report on absorption and availability of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate
2015: Anvendelse af blåmuslinger til husdyrfoder. DTU Aqua-rapport nr. 296-2015.
2016: Risikovurdering af meldrøjer i korn til foderbrug
2017: Notat om potentiale og muligheder for opdræt af insekter til brug som proteinkilde i foder til økologiske dyr
2018: Kvantificering af forventede fremtidige proteinmarkeder og kortlægning af potentialer i forskellige nye proteinkilder

Innovation, Industry collaboration and Technology Transfer

Collaboration with (2014-2019):

Danish patent application /No. PA 2014 70523: Essential amino acids provided by Lactobacillus spp. in liquid feed (with Chr Hansen A/S)

Recent publications (last 5 years)

J. V. Nørgaard, Navodita Malla, Giuseppe Dionisio, Claus Krogh Madsen, Dan Pettersson, Helle Nygaard Lærke, Rasmus L. Hjortshøj, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen. 2019. Exogenous xylanase or protease for pigs fed barley cultivars with high or low enzyme inhibitors. Animal Feed Science and Technology 248, 59-66. Heckmann, Lars-Henrik, Jonas Lembcke Andersen, Jørgen Eilenberg, Jens Fynbo, Rikke Miklos, Annette Nygaard Jensen, Jan Værum Nørgaard, Nanna Roos. 2018. A case report on inVALUABLE: Insect Value Chain in a Circular Bioeconomy. Journal of Insects for Feed and Food, accepted. Marleen Elise van der Heide, Lene Friis Møller, Jens Kjerulf Petersen, Jan Værum Nørgaard. 2018 Annual variation in the composition of major nutrients of the common starfish (Asterias Rubens) Animal Feed Science and Technology 238, 91–97. Marleen Elise van der Heide, Dorthe Carlson, Jan Værum Nørgaard. 2018. Growth performance of weaned pigs fed different levels of starfish meal. Animal Feed Science and Technology 238, 84–90. Assadi Soumeh, E., Hedemann, M. S., Corrent, E., van Milgen, J., Nørgaard, J. V. 2017. Potential of blood biomarkers to estimate optimum amino acid requirements for pig growth. Animal Production Science 57, 2417 Blaabjerg, K., J. V. Nørgaard, B. Nielsen, M. D. Cantor, P. Derkx, J. Sehested and H. D. Poulsen. 2017. Transport of valine across the small intestinal epithelium in pigs fed different valine levels and Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, accepted November 6. Bindari, Y.R., H. N. Lærke and J. V. Nørgaard. 2017. Standardized ileal digestibility and digestible indispensable amino acid score of porcine and bovine hydrolyzates in pigs. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, accepted september 19. Nørgaard, J.V., E.A. Soumeh, M. Curtasu, E. Corrent, J. van Milgen, and M.S. Hedemann. 2017. Use of metabolic profile in short-term studies for estimating optimum dietary isoleucine, leucine, and valine for pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 228, 39-47. Bjerre, Karin. Mette D. Cantor. Jan V. Nørgaard. Hanne D. Poulsen. Karoline Blaabjerg. Nuria Canibe. Bent B. Jensen. Birgitte Stuer-Lauridsen. Bea Nielsen. Patrick M. F. Derkx. 2016. Development of Bacillus subtilis mutants to produce tryptophan in pigs. Biotechnology Letters. 39, 289–295. J. V. Nørgaard, L. Buxant, D. Clausen, N. Sharma, and P. Sørensen. 2016. Utilization of crystalline and protein-bound amino acids by growing-finishing pigs. Journal of Animal Science 94: 246–248 J. V. Nørgaard, T. F. Pedersen, K. Blaabjerg, K. E. Bach Knudsen, and H. N. Lærke. 2016. Xylanase supplementation to rye diets for growing pigs. Journal of Animal Science 94: 91–94 N. Canibe, H. V. Poulsen, J. V. Nørgaard, B. Nielsen, M. D. Cantor, P. Derkx, H. D. Poulsen, K. Blaabjerg, and B. B. Jensen. 2016. Growth of and valine production by a Bacillus subtilis mutant in the small intestine of pigs. Journal of Animal Science 94: 382-386. J. V. Nørgaard, N. Canibe, E. A. Soumeh, B. B. Jensen, B. Nielsen, P. Derkx, M. D. Cantor, K. Blaabjerg, and H. D. Poulsen. 2016. Effect of Bacillus subtilis mutants on growth performance of piglets fed tryptophan- and valine-deficient diets. Journal of Animal Science 94: 66-69. Soumeh, Elham; Hedemann, Mette; Poulsen, Hanne; Corrent, Etienne; van Milgen, Jacob; J. V. Nørgaard. 2016. Non-targeted LC-MS metabolomics approach for metabolic profiling of plasma and urine from pigs fed branched chain amino acids for maximum growth performance. Journal of Proteome Research accepted October 3 2016 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00184 J. V. Nørgaard, N. Canibe, E. A. Soumeh, B. B. Jensen, B. Nielsen, P. Derkx, M. D. Cantor, K. Blaabjerg, and H. D. Poulsen. 2016. Evaluation of in situ valine production by Bacillus subtilis in young pigs. ANIMAL. Accepted March 20 2016 Afrose, Sadia, Marianne Hammershøj, Jan Værum Nørgaard, Ricarda Margarete Engberg, Sanna Steenfeldt. 2016. Influence of blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) and starfish (Asterias rubens) meals on production performance, egg quality and apparent total tract digestibility of nutrients of laying hens. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 213, 108-117. Torres-Pitarch, A., B. Nielsen, N. Canibe, B. B. Jensen, P. Derkx, M. D. Cantor, K. Blaabjerg, H. D. Poulsen & J. V. Nørgaard. 2015. Tryptophan provision by dietary supplementation of a Bacillus subtilis mutant strain in piglets. Acta Agri. Scand., Section A - Anim. Sci. 65, 107-114. Sørensen, P., J.V. Nørgaard. 2016. Starfish (Asterias rubens) as feed ingredient for piglets. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 211, 181-188. AG Kongsted, JV Nørgaard, SK Jensen, C Lauridsen, HR Juul-Madsen, LR Norup, RM Engberg, K Horsted, JE Hermansen. 2015. Influence of genotype and feeding strategy on pig performance, plasma concentrations of micro nutrients, immune responses and fecal microbiota composition of growing-finishing pigs in a forage-based system. Livestock Science 178: 263–271. Nørgaard, J.V. J.K. Petersen, D.B. Tørring, H. Jørgensen, H.N. Lærke. 2015. Chemical composition and standardized ileal digestibility of protein and amino acids from blue mussel, starfish, and fish silage in pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 205: 90-97 Soumeh, E.A., J. van Milgen, N.M. Sloth, E. Corrent, H.D. Poulsen, J.V. Nørgaard. 2015. The optimum ratio of standardized ileal digestible leucine to lysine for 8 to 12 kg pigs. Journal of Animal Science 93: 2218-2224. Soumeh, E.A., J. van Milgen, N.M. Sloth, E. Corrent, H.D. Poulsen, J.V. Nørgaard. 2015. Requirement of standardized ileal digestible valine for 9 to 18 kg pigs. ANIMAL, 9:1312-1318. Nørgaard, J.V., T.F. Pedersen, E.A. Soumeh, K. Blaabjerg, N. Canibe, B.B. Jensen, H.D. Poulsen. 2015. Optimum standardized ileal digestible tryptophan to lysine ratio for pigs weighing 7–14 kg. Livestock Science 175, 90–95. E.A. Soumeh, J. van Milgen, N.M. Sloth, E. Corrent, H.D. Poulsen, J.V. Nørgaard. 2015. Les besoins en isoleucine, valine et leucine chez le porcelet entre 7 et 15 kg. Journées Recherche Porcine, 47, 129-130. Soumeh, E.A., J. van Milgen, N.M. Sloth, E. Corrent, H.D. Poulsen, J.V. Nørgaard. 2014. The optimum ratio of standardized ileal digestible isoleucine to lysine for 8–15 kg pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology 198, 158–165. Hansen, M. J., J. V. Nørgaard, A. P. S. Adamsen & H. D. Poulsen. 2014. Effect of Reduced Crude Protein on Ammonia, Methane, and Chemical Odorants Emitted from Pig Houses. Livest. Sci. 169: 118-124. Eriksen, J., J V. Nørgaard, H D. Poulsen, H V. Poulsen, B B. Jensen, S O. Petersen. 2014. Effects of acidifying pig diets on emissions of ammonia, methane and sulfur from slurry during storage. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:2086–2095. Nørgaard, J. V., M. J. Hansen, E. A. Soumeh, A. P. S. Adamsen & H. D. Poulsen. 2014. Effect of protein level on performance, nitrogen utilisation and carcass composition in finisher pigs. Acta Agri. Scand., Section A - Anim. Sci, 64, 123-129. Nørgaard, J.V., O. Højberg, K.U. Sørensen, J. Eriksen, J.M.S. Medina, H.D. Poulsen. 2014. The effect of long-term acidifying feeding on digesta organic acids, mineral balance, and bone mineralization in growing pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology 195, 58-66.