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Emma Nilsson

Emma Nilsson
I´m a PhD student in nutritional physiology at the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry.


My doctoral project is about how different diets affect the animal physiologically. More specifically, I will analyze data from a project that investigated how a high-starch diet and a roughage diet affect trotting horses that were trained for competition. Through metabolomics and proteomics analyzes from blood plasma and muscle biopsies, detailed information is obtained about changes in metabolites and proteins from the diets. This will provide knowledge about effects from the diets in addition to energy and nutrient absorption.

Main supervisor is Anna Jansson. Assistant supervisors are Jan Erik Lindberg and Erika Roman.

In addition to my doctoral project, I have been involved in projects about crickets where we investigated the possibility of using crickets as human food. In that project, the effect of different diets on both growth factors and behavior was investigated. Project manager was  Anna Jansson.


I teach digestion physiology of monogastric animals for several different student groups at SLU.


Animal agronomist with a master in animal science, graduated 2021

Selected publications

LE. Vossen, E. Nilsson, A. Jansson, E. Roman (2022). Open field behavior in the house cricket (Acheta domesticus): effect of illumination, sex differences and individual consistency. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, 


Doctoral Student at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB); Division of Anatomy and Physiology
Telephone: +4618672145
Postal address:
Institutionen för anatomi, fysiologi och biokemi
Box 7023
Visiting address: VHC Huvudentré, Ulls väg 26, hus 5, plan 4, Uppsala