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.
The sugar kelp is a «super-organism» that can be used in animal feed and a wide range of other important products. Still, genetic improvement is required to make cultivation more profitable. A new spin-off from Foods of Norway aims to make this happen.
About 100 million years ago, the mother of all salmonid fish underwent a doubling of all its genetic material and ever since then it has had double sets of genes. How has this affected the ability of salmonids to evolve new adaptations?
Tilapia has become a top seafood staple on many dinner tables worldwide. New research shows the Tilapia-industry can produce more of the finest cuts by paying closer attention to maternal breeding factors.
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.
Foods of Norway was launched on October 8, the first Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) for the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). – I am so happy, so proud, saidMari Sundli Tveit, rector of NMBU.
Yesterday NMBU and the Department of Plant Sciences was presented with the prestigious 2016 Education Quality Award by Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, for its work on educating agroecologists.