Jeju National University, South Korea
Albert Kwang-Sik Choi is professor of the School of Marine Biomedical Science, Jeju National University (JNU) in South Korea.
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As a shellfish biologist, Albert has been working on various topics in molluscan biology, including effects of environmental impacts and parasitic infections on reproductive physiology and immune function of oysters, clams, and abalones. Albert received his MS and Ph.D. from Dept. Oceanography, Texas A&M University (1987 and 1993), joined JNU in 1995. Currently, Albert is an active member of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfish Association and the Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science.
University of New England, USA
Barry A. Costa-Pierce is the Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England in Maine, USA. He has a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Hawai’i and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Vermont.
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Dr. Costa-Pierce is a marine ecologist with broad research interests in “ocean food systems”: how fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood value chains throughout the world interact locally with marine ecosystems and people. His research on "Ecological Aquaculture" has been cited thousands of times in international, peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Costa-Pierce has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas for multiple universities, multi- and bilateral institutions including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, GTZ, USAID, and the United Nations. More recently he has focused his attention on creating aquaculture research and education partnerships between Maine, Iceland, and Sweden. He is currently a co-PI on a 5-year, $20 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant that has established the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) in Maine - the largest grant ever given by the NSF to US aquaculture, and a co-PI on a $1.3 million Department of Energy grant to establish seaweed aquaculture. In 2017, he was selected by the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry as a Knut & Alice Wallenberg Professor at the University of Gothenburg (UGOT) where he is cooperating with UGOT to develop North Atlantic aquaculture education and research programs; the most recent is a new Nordic Master’s Programme in the “Sustainable Production of Marine Bioresources.” Dr. Costa-Pierce is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists.
University of New Brunswick, Canada
Dr. Thierry Chopin was born and educated in France. He moved to Canada in 1989 and is Professor of Marine Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
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His research focuses on the ecophysiology, biochemistry and cultivation of seaweeds of commercial value and the development of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) for improved environmental sustainability, economic stability and societal acceptability. From 2010 to 2017, he was Scientific Director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN). He is President of Chopin Coastal Health Solutions Inc. since 2016. Dr. Chopin is Past President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, the Phycological Society of America and the International Seaweed Association. He is an advisor to the International Foundation for Science and a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals. He is the recipient of the NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, the Aquaculture Association of Canada Research Award of Excellence, the New Brunswick BioSciences Achievement Award, and the R3 Award of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Dr. Chopin is also Honorary Consul of France and Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite, Ordre des Palmes Académiques and Ordre du Mérite Maritime.
University of Bergen, Norway
Prof. Lars O.E. Ebbesson is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Innovations (CSAI), leads the Integrative Fish Biology group at Uni Research, is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen.
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Prof. Ebbesson also leads the Department of Fish Production and Welfare within the national Centre for Research-Based Innovations on Closed-containment Aquaculture (CtrlAQUA), which has a focus on the development of closed and semi-closed containment systems for salmon postsmolts in seawater. This work is at the forefront of better production control, fish welfare and sustainability. His integrative approach with neuroscience, endocrinology, physiology and behaviour addresses applied challenges and opportunities in aquaculture with a focus on environmental regulation of biological processes. Current projects include regulation of neural plasticity; molecular and functional relationships between environmental stressors, neural plasticity, and learning and memory; identification molecular indicators of fish robustness (good welfare); environmental impacts on fish brain development and function; functional regulation of deep-brain photoreceptors and downstream consequences.
Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University Japan
Dr. Shunsuke Koshio obtained his PhD from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada in 1985. The title of his PhD thesis was "The effects of eyestalk ablation, diets, and environmental factors on growth, survival and energy utilization of juvenile Homarus americanus, as applied to aquaculture", while his MSc was given from the Tokyo University of Fisheries (presently, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology), Japan. The title of MSc thesis was "The seedling production of Macrobrachium spp., with an emphasis on larval response to salinity".
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After completing the post-doctoral work at Dalhousie University in 1986, Dr. Koshio was appointed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Fisheries in Kagoshima University, Japan in the same year. He was promoted to an associate professor in 1993, and then to a full professor in 2002 at the same affiliation. He served as a President Assistant (2003 to 2005, 2007 to 2008) for supporting general business in Kagoshima University. He has been appointed as a Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University since April, 2016.
He was a visiting scientist at the Department of Food Science, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada in 1991 and Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis from 1999 to 2000. Current research interests are nutrition general, nutritional health and stress on aquatic animals. He has published over 150 scientific papers in the field of aquatic animal nutrition. Professor Koshio is a member of the Japanese Society of Fisheries Sciences, World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Asian Fisheries Society, and the Japan Aquaculture Society. He served as a President of the Japan Chapter (1998 to 2002), a Board of Director (1999 to 2002), a member of the Affiliations, Elections, and Promotion and Membership Committees, a Vice President (2005 to 2006) of WAS. He has also served as a chairman of Symposium Committee from 2010 to 2011 and as a head of Kyushu branch from 2010 to 2011, and an executive committee member from 2010 to 2011 and from 2018 to 2019 for the Japanese Society of Fisheries Sciences.
Ocean University of China, China
Professor Mai, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, is the honorary dean of the Fisheries College at Ocean University of China (OUC). He got the Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from National University of Ireland. Dr. Mai is now working on the research and development of aquaculture nutrition and feeds.
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He is the chair of the Key Lab of Aquaculture Nutrition and Feeds (Ministry of Agriculture, China) and the Key Lab of Mariculture (Ministry of Education, China). Meanwhile, he also has the following titles in professional experience and service/leadership: Member of the International Scientific Committee of Aquaculture Nutrition and Feeds, Member of the Discipline Accreditation Group of the State Council Academic Degree Commission, Standing Director of the China Society of Fisheries (CSF), Chairman of the Subcommittee of Aquaculture Nutrition and Feeds of CSF, Vice Chair of the China Feed Industry Association, Deputy Chair of the China Biotechnology Association. Meanwhile, he is a member of the editorial board of Aquaculture Research, Aquatic Living Resources, etc
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Presentation Title: Effects of nutrition on flesh quality of farmed fish
Turid Mørkøre holds a MSc in aquaculture and a dr.scient. in production biology and flesh quality of farmed salmonids.
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She is a senior scientist at Nofima, Norway and professor II at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Her research has a major focus on novel feed ingredients and improved understanding of macro and micro nutritional impacts that should lead to practical approaches to enhance the productivity, welfare and muscle quality of farmed fish - using both in-vivo and in-vitro systems.
I.S Bright Singh
Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
Presentation Title: High Density GIFT Culture Under RAS Mode Integrated with Vegetable Cultivation
Prof. I.S.Bright Singh, Founder, National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science Technology specializes in Preventive Health Care in Aquaculture.
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He has served as Director, School of Environmental Studies, Dean Faculty of Environmental Studies, and right now he serves as UGC - BSR Faculty at National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health. He has produced 37 Ph. Ds, authored 110 papers in peer reviewed Journals, completed 35 externally funded research projects, four patents granted and four filed, edited five books, commercialized nitrifying bioreactor technology for recirculating aquaculture systems and five probiotic preparations (Detrodigest, Enterotrophotic, PS- 1, Marine Yeast and Garbactum). He was elected as Fellow to National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ICAR) on 2014 and awarded Dr. S. Jones Memorial Prize for outstanding Marine Biologist of India, Instituted by Marine Biological Association of India on 2014.
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Prof. Sundell has 25 years of experience in basic and aquaculture related fish physiology focusing on acclimation and adaptation processes in fish and their endocrine control.
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Her overarching aim is to integrate physiology, endocrinology, immunology and behaviour to address environmental challenges in the wild and in aquaculture. Main research areas are osmoregulation and nutrition with the intestine as the target organ, stress, health and welfare, innovative marine feed raw materials and development of sustainable aqua feeds as well as development of sustainable aquaculture systems. Examples of current projects: mechanistic characterization of primary barrier physiology including transport of nutrients and ions, intestinal barriers, including mucus, in defence against pathogens, epithelial host-pathogen interactions and pathogen translocation; stress endocrinology; development of new fish and crustacean feeds using sustainable marine raw materials optimized regarding nutritional requirements; new farming and husbandry protocols in closed containment systems; biofilter optimization and development of marine cold water RAS; studies on nutrient balance in multitrophic aquaculture systems using co-culturing of filter feeders, algae and fish and most recently – the culturing of sediment eating animals like sea cucumber and Polychaeta.
Personal homepage: www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-snuttan-sundell-076a5920/
Holar University College, Iceland
Helgi Thorarensen is a professor of aquaculture at the Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology of Holar University College.
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He received his PhD from Simon Fraser Unviersity in British Columbia, Canada and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Massey University in New Zealand. His main research interests are the effect of environment on the physiology of fish. A special angle of this research inlcudes the the effect of water quality on the growth and production performance of aquaculture fish and possibilities for land based aquaculture. He has published several papers and a review on the subject.
Southwest University, China
Presentation Title: Sexual Plasticity and sex control in fish
De-Shou Wang received his B. Sci. in 1985 and M. Sci. in 1988 fromSouthwest University, received his Ph.D in 1996 from Zhongshan University. He isnow a full professor and Dean of School of Life Sciences, Southwest University(SWU), Director of the Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fish Reproduction andDevelopment (Ministry of education, P. R. of China).
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He is a Council Member ofInternational Society for Fish Endocrinology, Council Member of Chinese ZoologicalSociety, Council Member of Chinese Comparative Endocrinology Society, Chairmanof the Chongqing Zoological Society and Vice Chairman of Chinese IchthyologicalSociety. Research interest of his group is sexual plasticity and sex control in fish.