Charlotte Heyer, Dr. sc. agr.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
heyer@ualberta.ca
Address
4-20 Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
heyer@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Dietary Fiber Digestibility Non-Ruminant Nutrition Phosphorus


About

EXPERIENCE

  • Mitacs Elevate Fellowship - Research cooperation with University of Alberta & partner organization Trouw Nutrition Canada
  • DFG Research Fellowship


DEGREE

  • Dr. sc. agr. Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Hu Y, Heyer CME, Wang W, Zijlstra RT, Gänzle MG (2020) Digestibility of branched and linear α-glucooligosaccharides in vitro and in ileal-cannulated pigs. Food Research International 127, 108726.
  • Heyer CME, Schmucker S, Burbach K, Weiss E, Eklund M, Aumiller T, Capezzone F, Steuber J, Rodehutscord M, Hoelzle LE, Seifert J, Mosenthin R, Stefanski V (2019) Phytate degradation, intestinal microbiota, microbial metabolites, and immune values are changed in growing pigs fed diets with varying calcium-phosphorus concentration and fermentable substrates. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 103, 1185-1197.
  • Tilocca B, Burbach K, Heyer CME, Hoelzle LE, Mosenthin R, Stefanski V, Camarinha-Silva A, Seifert J (2017) Dietary changes in nutritional studies shape the structural and functional composition of the pigs’ fecal microbiome-from days to weeks. Microbiome 5, 1-15.
  • Heinritz SN, Weiss E, Eklund M, Aumiller T, Heyer CME, Messner S, Rings A, Louis S, Bischoff SC, Mosenthin R (2016) Impact of high-fat or high-fiber diet on intestinal microbiota and metabolic markers in a pig model. Nutrients 8, 1-16.
  • Heyer CME (2016) Impact of dietary phosphorus and fermentable substrates on the immune system and the intestinal microbiota of the pig. PhD thesis, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
  • Heyer CME, Schmucker S, Aumiller T, Föll A, Uken K, Rodehutscord M, Hoelzle LE, Seifert J, Stefanski V, Mosenthin R, Eklund M, Weiss E (2016) The impact of dietary phosphorus and calcium on the intestinal microbiota and mitogen-induced proliferation of mesenteric lymph node lymphocytes in pigs. Journal of Animal Science 94, 373-376.
  • Heyer CME, Weiss E, Schmucker S, Rodehutscord M, Hoelzle LE, Mosenthin R, Stefanski V (2015) The impact of phosphorus on the immune system and the intestinal microbiota with special focus on the pig. Nutrition Research Reviews 28, 67-82.



Research

Experienced postdoctoral fellow with demonstrated history in non-ruminant research in Canada and Germany. My research focus is to determine strategies to develop sustainable ways of managing dietary supplementation of limited global resources such as phosphate and to contribute to disease resilience in weaned pigs reducing the need of antimicrobials. With a strong commitment to professional development and training, I have expertise in project design, execution, analysis, and manuscript preparation reflected in a growing list of peer-reviewed papers, and presentations at national and international conference.


Teaching

Sessional Instructor and Teaching assistant for ANSC 464 Companion Animal Nutrition

Courses

AN SC 464 - Companion Animal Nutrition

Aimed at fourth year undergraduate students with an interest in companion animal nutrition. The course will focus on nutrient utilization and requirements of dogs, cats, and horses. Other companion animal species (mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, etc.) will also be covered. Current issues in pet food nutrition and manufacture will be discussed. Prerequisite: AN SC 260, *3NUTR or NU FS 305.

Fall Term 2020

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