Katerina Theodoridou


  • Room 01.058 - Biological Sciences

    United Kingdom

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Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in an animal science, animal production related field, and who are interested in identification of technologies and nutritional practices to improve the sustainability and productivity of ruminant production systems.

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Research Focus

My research focus is on uncovering and developing nutritional strategies to improve nutrient use efficiency and animal performance, while simultaneously reducing the greenhouse gases emissions from ruminants. Main research areas of interest are the investigation of the mechanisms by which bioactive compounds (i.e tannins) i) contribute to better protein use efficiency ii) improve animal product quality characteristics and iii) reduce environmental impact (greenhouse gases and ammonia). In vitro (i.e. in vitro gas production), in situ, and in vivo approaches, as well as different spectroscopy techniques (FTIR, NIR, SRFTIRM) are used in my research program to optimize ruminant nutrition and study nutrient molecular structure, ruminal fermentation, and digestion. Current projects are focused on the evaluation of alternative feed sources for livestock (insects, algae, trees). Overall, my research goal is to identify technologies and nutritional practices to improve the sustainability and productivity of ruminant production systems.

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chemical structure Agriculture & Biology
Food Medicine & Life Sciences
nutrient utilization Agriculture & Biology
Molecular Structure Medicine & Life Sciences
Molecular structure Chemical Compounds
Nutrients Chemical Compounds
beans Agriculture & Biology
dairy cows Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Analytical Chemistry Techniques
analytical methods
2 Citations (Scopus)
47 Downloads (Pure)

Feed Value of Barn-Dried Hays from Permanent Grassland: A Comparison with Fresh Forage

Andueza, D., Picard, F., Pradel, P. & Theodoridou, K., 30 May 2019, In : AGRONOMY. 9, 6, 11 p., 273.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
permanent grasslands
nutritive value

Field bean inclusion in the diet of early-lactation dairy cows: Effects on performance and nutrient utilization

Johnston, D. J., Theodoridou, K., Gordon, A. W., Yan, T., McRoberts, C. P. & Ferris, C. P., 01 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science (Official journal of the American Dairy Science Association). 12, p. 10887-10902 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient utilization
early lactation

Performance of dairy cows offered silages produced from grass swards or red clover/grass swards

Johnston, D., Theodoridou, K., DALE, ANDREW. & Ferris, C., 01 Dec 2019, (Accepted) In : Irish Journal Agriculture and Food Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2009 2020

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (Journal)

Katerina Theodoridou (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

NI Science Festival 2019

Katerina Theodoridou (Participant)
15 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

Sokratis Stergiadis

Katerina Theodoridou (Host)
29 Jan 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (External organisation)

Katerina Theodoridou (Advisor)
06 Jan 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Federica Battiloro

Katerina Theodoridou (Host)
16 Jan 202016 Apr 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor