MSCA PF Fellow: Marija Bošković Cabrol

PDFProject: DEMyo - Development of myopathies in broiler chickens with a special insight into spaghetti meat 

Marija Bošković Cabrol


MSCA Fellow:  Marija Bošković Cabrol 

UNIPD Supervisor:  Angela Trocino 

Department:  Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment  

Total Contribution:  Euro 172.750,08 

Project Duration in months: 24

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Marija Boskovic Cabrol is a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, followed by postdoctoral studies at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Univerity of Lisbon in Portugal. During her postdoctoral formation at LEAF (Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food) department, she participated in works using microalgae as a sustainable protein source in animal feed and its impact on meat quality, nutritional profile, and in vitro digestibility of such meat. Over the following ten years, she published more than 100 journal and conference papers and three book chapters about animal science, meat quality, safety, innovation, and functional food. She is one of the scientific coordinators of the PhAgroWaste project, dedicated to repurposing agricultural waste by transforming it into added value and functional, meat products. Her MSCA project, DEMyo, supervised by Prof. Angela Trocino, will employ advanced methodologies based on omics platforms to understand the molecular mechanism involved in the development of novel emerging and unexplored myopathies such as spaghetti meat in broilers. The added value of the project is designing a feeding strategy to decrease the occurrence of spaghetti meat. Candidates training at the Department of Agronomy, Animals, Food, Natural Resources and Environment, the University of Padua, reinforced with secondments at the University of Bologna, Vrije, and Michigan under the supervision of the leading experts in the field will maximize the success of the research project and the candidate’s career goals.