Group CSIC1

Spanish National Research Council

The Nutrigenomics group focuses its research activity on sea bream, but also undertakes studies on other fish species (sea bass, dentex, turbot, sole, trout).

The ultimate goal is to develop new biotechnological tools for the sustainable development of aquaculture through the design and validation of new farming and feeding strategies. These are based on the use of additives and alternative sources of raw materials free of bio-pollutants and of high nutritional value.

Currently, the Nutrigenomics Group of the Spanish National Research Council participates in 3 European H2020 projects (AQUAEXCEL3.0, AquaIMPACT, EatFISH), and is coordinating the ThinkinAzul Program (2022-2025) in the Valencian Community, with the participation of 39 research groups and a budget of 10 million euros.

The group also collaborates on a regular basis with feed and additive companies (SPAROS, BioMar, NOREL) and Spanish (UB, ULPGC, IRTA) and European (Ifremer, CIIMAR, INRAE, University of Insubria) research groups in the framework of Transnational Projects, contracts and Accessions.

The average number of publications of the group in the last five years (2018-2022) is 13 SCI publications/year with an annual income of more than 400,000€. The group also actively participates in the organization of International Events and Dissemination Conferences aimed at R&D managers and the general public.

Research Center

Instituto de Acuicultura Torre la Sal