Pabodha Weththasinghe

PhD Student. Alternative protein sources for salmon feed. Thesis available...
PhD Fellow
Theme: 1.1 Systematic review of available feed resources
I completed my master’s degree in Aquaculture and Marine Resources Management at the Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands in July,2018. Aquaculture was my specialisation within the master’s program and the research focus was fish nutrition.
In October 2018, I started my PhD at the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
The project will investigate the functional properties of insects in diets for Atlantic salmon. A series of experiments to examine the growth promoting and immune modulating effects of insects in Atlantic salmon will be performed. In order to get a deeper understanding of the biological mechanisms of insect bioactive components, a combination of different omics techniques such as metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomic and microbiological tools will be used. This work is funded by the BIOFEED project at NMBU and by SUREAQUA.

Nutritional, health, and technical properties of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) feeds
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