Dr. Ana Teresa GONÇALVES

Marine Biologist from Algarve University in Portugal, Ana did a MSc and a PhD in the effects of probiotics on fish stress response at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. After a postdoc on the underpinnings of the metabolic readjustments during stress response and the usage of non-lethal blood biomarkers for monitoring, Ana started a research line in nutrigenomics in 2013 at the recently INCAR in Chile. She specialized in the impact of functional ingredients in the gut mucosal-microbiome interface with a special interest in the crosstalk between microbiota and the host coding and non-coding transcriptional modulation. Nowadays, Ana is a senior researcher at SPAROS leading several projects dedicated to functional ingredients and their effects on fish and shrimp mucosa and associated microbiota and how it potentiates animal performances and robustness.

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Unravelling the gut mucosal-microbiota interplays in salmonid gut during challenging times: the role of dietary modulation to boost fish resistance

In one of the most demanding aquaculture industries in the world, salmonids are frequently exposed to challenging times.

The stability of the gut mucosal-microbiota interface is key for fish resistance and homeostasis, and in this presentation the impact of the suboptimal conditions on this interface will be highlighted.

Here, how functional ingredients modulate the crosstalk between microbiota and intestinal mucosal responses will be discussed, and what are the effects on fish performance. The underpinnings of the microbiota mediated transcriptional modulation of fish responses during stressful periods or diseases outbreaks will be presented and discussed.