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Dr. agr. Morteza Hosseini-Ghaffari


Morteza Hosseini-Ghaffari NEU  


Postdoc at ITW
Ph.D. in Ruminant Physiology and Nutrition, 2013


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Academic career  

Dr. Morteza Hosseini Ghaffari graduated with B.Sc. (2004) and M.Sc. (2007) degrees in Animal Sciences from University of Kurdistan and Isfahan University of Technology, respectively. In 2013, he obtained his Ph.D. in Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition) from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. For sabbatical leave (2011-2012), he joined the Rumen Microbiology Group at the University of Western Australia. He then spent one year to complete his postdoctoral training in Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at University of Alberta, Canada (2016-2017). He currently supervises MSc and Ph.D. students, and his research is focused on dairy cows and calves, integrating and advancing biostatistical approaches into physiology. He has established productive collaborations with working groups throughout Canada, Iran, the USA, New Zealand, and Europe and published over 80 peer-reviewed publications, 25 conference abstracts, and gave numerous presentations at scientific and industry meetings in the last five years.

Research topics  

Early-life nutrition, Dairy cattle physiology and Molecular biology

Academic awards  

Educational Elites Award. 2007. (IUT)

Key publications  

Ghaffari, MH. HM. Hammon, D. Frieten, C. Gerbert, G. Dusel, C Koch. 2021. Effects of milk replacer meal size on feed intake, growth performance, and blood metabolites and hormones of calves fed milk replacer with or without butyrate ad libitum: A cluster-analytic approach. Journal of Dairy Science.

Ghaffari, MH. A. Jahanbekam, C. Post, H. Sadri, K. Schuh, C Koch, and H. Sauerwein. 2020. Discovery of divergent metabotypes in cows classified as being over-conditioned by means of machine learning. Journal of Dairy Science. 103: 9604–9619.

Ghaffari, MH. Jahanbekam, A. Sadri H. Schuh, K. Dusel, G. Prehn, C. Adamski, J. Koch, C. and H. Sauerwein. 2019. Metabolomics meets machine learning: Longitudinal metabolite profiling in serum of over- versus normal conditioned cows and pathway analysis. Journal of Dairy Science. 102:11561–11585.

Ghaffari, M. H., J.A. R. MacPherson, H. Berends, M. A. Steele. 2017. Postprandial and diurnal variations of blood metabolites in healthy calves fed a high plane of milk replacer nutrition twice daily determined by NMR spectroscopy: a case report. BMC Veterinary Research. 23;13(1):271.

Ghaffari, M. H., and Z. Durmic, D. Real, P. Vercoe, G. Smith, C. Oldham. 2015. Furanocoumarins in tedera do not affect ruminal fermentation in ‎continuous culture. Animal Production Science; 55, 544–550.