Our Team

The team is based at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, which is part of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

The Nutrition and health group at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, NMBU

The research in the group encompasses relationships between feeding and health in animals utilizing a wide, multidisciplinary approach from classical nutritional to state-of-the art molecular methods. The main experimental animal is Atlantic salmon, however, other fish, such as wrasse and lumpfish, and several land animal species are also in focus. All aspect of impact of feedstuffs and additives on gut function and health are investigated in particular. The group has expertise comprising gene expression profiling methods (qPCR, microarray, RNA-seq, in situ hybridization, microbiome and metabolome analyses, molecular cloning and sequencing, 2D gel electrophoresis, immune-based techniques and antibody development, histology and in vitro assays. The nutrition group has access to all relevant research facilities, including suitable aquariums for studies of salmon, zebrafish and medaka, at NMBU. Also fish gut cells, grown in 3D on filters is a well-established and valuable tool in the work of the research group. The group is led by Professor Dr. Åshild Krogdahl.

The team is based at the National Center for Mariculture in Eilat, which is part of the Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research

The Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Group at Ghent University has been active over the last 15 years in the development of polymers for mainly biomedical applications (a.o. orthopaedic, ocular, lipofilling and cardiovascular applications). The Fish-AI research theme seamlessly fits with the strategic ambition of PBM as its main research pillar is focussing on material development and processing into biocompatible, cell-interactive scaffolds. PBM-UGent has a clear focus on synthesizing and/or modifying different types of polymers including synthetic, semi-synthetic and natural polymers. In addition to polymer development capabilities and facilities, the research group has also been focussing heavily on the surface modification of existing and novel materials. In addition to the essential know-how, PBM also possesses a panel of state-of-the-art polymer processing techniques including co-extrusion electrospinning, rapid prototyping and combinations thereof.

Biofabics is an R&D company specialized in 3D Biotissue analogues, providing next-generation solutions for studying, mimicking, repairing and replacing living tissues and organs. In particular Biofabics develops: truly 3D customizable organ-on-chip devices for drug discovery and personalized diagnostic/treatment; body-like environments for study of cells and tissues in in vivo-like states; tailormade implants and bioreactors for research and implantation. Biofabics provides R&D services to companies and labs around the world who are looking to employ novel, more accurate, and more reliable tissue/organ models in their own research activities.

As the global research organisation for fish feed producer Skretting, Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) specialises in fish and shrimp nutrition, health, and feed production technology to support the progress of the aquaculture industry. Skretting ARC comprises an international team of scientists, research stations, and trial facilities and collaborates with many universities, research institutes, and projects funded by research councils. Skretting ARC’s innovations are translated in to aquaculture feed products and improvements.