Nutrigenomics and Fish Growth Endocrinology Group

Institute of aquaculture Torre de la Sal, CSIC


Researchers from Fish Pathology group & Nutrigenomic and Growth Endocrinology group, led by Professor Jaume Pérez-Sánchez, participated in the ARRAINA session of Aquaculture Europe 2016 (Edinburgh, Scotland) presenting five oral communications.

The work conducted in collaboration with other industrial (BIOMAR, NOREL) and research (INRA, NIFES, CCMAR) partners of ARRAINA EU project addressed the effects of plant-based diets on growth performance and reproductive performance, food safety, intestinal health and disease outcome in fish challenged with the intestinal parasite Enteromyxum leei.

Special emphasis was also done on the validation and discovery of new biomarkers in fish nutrition. A major outcome on this is the ARRAINA Bomarker Database (

CSIC-IATS research within the framework of ARRAINA project has generated more than 25 SCI publications (2012-2016) with a high impact factor.