The European project ARRAINA has a new technical member in the IATS
On January 15th, 2016, Verónica de las Heras Rodríguez joined the Nutrigenomics and Fish Growth Endocrinology Group (Nutrigroup, Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal, IATS-CSIC) with an employment contract for Technical and Professional Activities, and her work in the Nutrigroup is framed in the European project ARRAINA, aimed to identify and validate new biomarkers related to growth, quality, health and animal welfare regulated by nutritional factors. She is Technician in Aquaculture Production, Degree in Marine Sciences and Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries at the University of Cádiz. Verónica performed her Master Thesis about the culture optimization of the thick-lipped grey mullet (Chelon labrosus) thanks to an employment contract framed in the project “Optimization of the maturation and spawning processes in the mullet Chelon labrosus” co-financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the European Social Found, under the supervision of Dr. Gonzalo Martínez Rodríguez and Prof. Dr. Manuel Yúfera Ginés (Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía, ICMAN-CSIC, Cádiz). After that (2013-2015), she was hired by the private company Futuna Blue S.A. as main responsible of auxiliary crops and technical support in larval first feeding of different fish species, as tuna (Thunnus thynnus), greater hamberjack (Seriola dumerili) and Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis).