The conservation of genetic biodiversity in plants and animals, potentially employed for food production, represents a relevant problem worldwide. Particularly, the importance of the conservation of biodiversity of livestock genetic resources is well known nowadays, in order to maintain and develop desirable traits and bear potential gene pools with potential use. Indeed, besides the production aspects, local breeds may carry valuable and interesting features, such as disease resistance. The appreciation of typical productions by the final consumer, compared to the conventional one, makes the traceability and the conservation of livestock biodiversity an economically valuable operation. Therefore, this course is conceived in order to provide participants with the newest methodologies and strategies for sustainable conservation and traceability of livestock genetic resources, based on molecular techniques. Economic aspects will also be addressed, through specific marketing strategies aimed at improving the self-sustainability of local livestock breeds.

- Monday:

Livestock biodiversity

DNA-based traceability

- Tuesday:  

Proteomic-based traceability

Measuring quality of local products

- Wednesday:

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

- Thursday:  

Marketing strategies for local products to improve the self- sustainability of local livestock breeds

- Friday:

Life Cycle Assessment of local products

Call for registration for a new edition of the course. For further information please contact the CEEP secretary:


FromJune 8th 2015
ToJune 12th 2015


The course will be delivered in English. Upon request, this course can be repeated in another language.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is € 1,600.00. For applications made before March 10th 2015 a 20% discount will be applied (participation fee = € 1,280.00)

If two or more members of an organization apply for the same course the first participant will pay the full fee, but additional members will have a reduced participation fee of € 1,200.00.

 The application deadline for the course ZOO03 is April 24th, 2015.

The participation fee includes:

- Tuition costs, including all training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services

- Participant costs, including the course field trips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket, the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, a gala dinner and special evening event, and a final dinner.