Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Department

The Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Department develops and applies innovative feed and nutrition technologies for the aquaculture and associated industries. It also has a wide specturm of research and development capabilities.

Aquatic Nutrition-Capabilities in this area include:

  • Determine dietary nutrient requirements and utilization in fish and shirimp during different life stages.
  • Investigate how to improve feed utilization by different feed processing methods.
  • Evaluate  nutritional value of aternative ingredients based on digestibility determination, attractant testing and growth trials in order to develop cost effective and environmentally friendly feed for aquaculture.
  • Establish optimal culture protocols for different species of animals to reduce feed waste and costs for water quality control.
  • Conduct nutrition and toxicology studies to investigate the impact of dietary factors on aquatic animals by integrating biomarkers from molecular, biochemical and physiological to study growth performance.
  • Study underly mechanisms of cellular response or adaption (heat shock protein expression) in aquatic animals exposted to different stressors.

Nutritional Biochemistry-Capabilites in this area include:

  • Research on identifying and characterizing regionally -based plant and animal co-products as potential feed ingredients for aquaculture feed.
  • Investigate micronutrients and bioactive compounds in regionally based co-products on growth, survival and body composition of aquatic animals.
  • Analyze nutrients and biochemicals (e.g. amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, phospholipids, cartenoids, astaxantins, and amino attractants) in feed, feed ingredients, aquatic animals, and aquatic biota samples.
  • Analytical testing for quality control of feeds and feed ingredients.
  • Test invitro digestibility of protein feed ingredients and feeds and characterizing the hydrolyzed amino acids and peptides.
  • Analytical methods and HPLC/GC techniques for aquaculture applications.

Feeds Science & Technology-Capabilites in this area include:

  • Manufacture of research feeds for aquatic and terrestrial animals with differnet physical and functional properties.
  • Physical and chemical quality control tests on manufactured feeds.
  • Review and redesign of commercial aquatic feed formulations, processing protocols or quality control methods.
  • Review of aquatic feed mill design and operation.

Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Department

Dr. Warren Dominy is the Director of the Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Department, which develops and applies innovative feed and nutrition technologies for the aquaculture and associated industries. It also has a wide specturm of research and development capabilities.

Aquatic Nutrition-Managed by Dr. Dong-Fang Deng: Capabilities in this area include:

  • Determine dietary nutrient requirements and utilization in fish and shirimp during different life stages.
  • Investigate how to improve feed utilization by different feed processing methods.
  • Evaluate  nutritional value of aternative ingredients based on digestibility determination, attractant testing and growth trials in order to develop cost effective and environmentally friendly feed for aquaculture.
  • Establish optimal culture protocols for different species of animals to reduce feed waste and costs for water quality control.
  • Conduct nutrition and toxicology studies to investigate the impact of dietary factors on aquatic animals by integrating biomarkers from molecular, biochemical and physiological to study growth performance.
  • Study underly mechanisms of cellular response or adaption (heat shock protein expression) in aquatic animals exposted to different stressors.

Nutritional Biochemistry-Managed by Dr. Zhi Yong Ju: Capabilites in this area include:

  • Research on identifying and characterizing regionally -based plant and animal co-products as potential feed ingredients for aquaculture feed.
  • Investigate micronutrients and bioactive compounds in regionally based co-products on growth, survival and body composition of aquatic animals.
  • Analyze nutrients and biochemicals (e.g. amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, phospholipids, cartenoids, astaxantins, and amino attractants) in feed, feed ingredients, aquatic animals, and aquatic biota samples.
  • Analytical testing for quality control of feeds and feed ingredients.
  • Test invitro digestibility of protein feed ingredients and feeds and characterizing the hydrolyzed amino acids and peptides.
  • Analytical methods and HPLC/GC techniques for aquaculture applications.

Feeds Science & Technology-Managed by Dr. Warren Dominy: Capabilites in this area include:

  • Manufacture of research feeds for aquatic and terrestrial animals with differnet physical and functional properties.
  • Physical and chemical quality control tests on manufactured feeds.
  • Review and redesign of commercial aquatic feed formulations, processing protocols or quality control methods.
  • Review of aquatic feed mill design and operation.