Research activities have been devoted to several aspects of nutrition and physiology. Major activities have concerned energy and protein metabolism in different animal species and humans. These include energy and nutrient metabolism under different genetic and environmental conditions, during growth, reproduction and lactation; Evaluation of energy and protein utilization and requirements; Feed evaluation; Mathematical models of nutrient and energy metabolism; Substrate oxidation and utilization for gluconeogenesis, lipogenesis and protein turnover; Metabolic programming; Application of nanotechnology in nutrition and tumour therapy. Investigations have been performed at cellular, tissue and whole body levels, both in vitro and in vivo. Major methods have been nutrient and energy balances, indirect calorimetry, stable isotopes, and histological, microscopic, immunological and molecular techniques.
André Chwalibog is an Head of Division of Physiology and Nutrition (35 employees). Leader of Centre of Experimental Nutrition and Physiology with the main objective to strengthen the quality of research and education within the field by optimizing utilization of collective resources and qualifications between University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University and associated foreign partners. Leader of the Instrument Centre for Indirect Calorimetry and Stable Isotopes. Leader of Postgraduate Programme in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, at present 40 PhD students. Coordinator of several national and international research projects. Member of expert panels for evaluation of research projects by Danish, Swedish, Norwegian Research Councils and European Commission for Food Safety. Evaluator of research project from Belgium, Israel, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Russia.