Working for a big oil company in India, engineer Sandeep Sharma longed for a more sustainable career-path. Three years later he is defending his PhD-thesis at NMBU with ground-breaking results on novel fish feed derived from seaweed and spruce trees.
In the REWIRED project, we will use salmonid fish, which underwent a genome duplication 100 million years ago, as a model system to study the importance of genome duplication in evolution of new gene functions and adaptation.
The centre for fish research is a modern centre for small scale fish experiments. The centre has specially adapted facilities for feed research, RAS technology (recycling of water for aquaculture) and the use of isotopes as a tracking method in fish. The centre also has an isolated quarantine station for emergency preparedness.
Faculty of Biosciences has a long standing cooperation with Center for Feed Technology (Fôrtek), who is a international centre for feed technology owned by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).