AquaIMPACT training course on Nutritional Innovations for Selected Aquaculture Fish

The “Training course on Nutritional Innovations for Selected Aquaculture Fish” took place the 28-29 June in the Wageningen Campus, in the Netherlands. This was one of the two courses that AquaIMPACT project organized to train aquaculture professionals and students with the latest concepts about fish genomic selection and nutrition.

A total of 24 students from 9 nationalities attended the course, with lecturers belonging to research (INRAE, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of Stirling, CSIC, University of Insubria) or aquaculture-related (Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre) institutions. The organization of the activity was promoted by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The IATS representation in this course was composed by Álvaro Belenguer and Fernando Naya-Català, from the Nutrigenomics Group. Álvaro showed recent research undergone by the group on sea bream nutritional programming, and explained the transcriptomics and epigenomic links after the implementation of this technique. Fernando explained the importance of the gut microbiota as a key factor to explain the relationship between fish breeding and nutritional interventions, and how this community and the host gut transcriptome can be modulated in sea bream by feed functional additives.

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