Biography

Hi, welcome! I’m a PhD research fellow at Norwegian University of Life Sciences. My PhD research project investigated the gut health and microbiota of Atlantic salmon fed black soldier fly larvae meal, a new alternative feed ingredient that is believed to help reduce the environmental impact and increase the sustainability of aquaculture industry. My research interests include fish nutrition, gut health and microbiome. I’m also a huge fan of R programming.

嗨,欢迎来到我的个人网页!我叫李彦先,目前是挪威生命科学大学的一名在读博士研究生。我的博士论文主要研究了饲料中添加昆虫蛋白对大西洋鲑肠道健康和菌群的影响。我的研究兴趣主要包括鱼类营养学、肠道健康和肠道菌群的组学研究。科研以外,我喜欢用R语言做一些数据的统计分析和可视化,欢迎同好交流。

Interests

  • Fish nutrition
  • Gut health
  • Microbiota

Education

  • PhD in Veterinary Science, 2015-present

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences

  • MSc in Aquaculture, 2012-2015

    Ocean University of China

  • BSc in Aquaculture, 2008-2012

    Fujian Agriculture and forestry University

Skills

R

Rstats
Visualization

Statistics

Linear mixed effects models
Generalized linear mixed effects models
Multivariate statistics for ecological data

Bioinformatics

Microbiome: amplicon metagenomics

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PhD research fellow

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Sep 2015 – Present Oslo, Norway
Research activities:

  • Gut health and microbiota in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fed insect larvae meal
 
 
 
 
 

Master’s student

Ocean University of China

Jun 2015 – Sep 2012 Qingdao, Shandong Province, China
Research activities:

  • Effects of soybean allergen β-conglycinin and glycinin on the growth, feed utilization, immune responses, gut health and microbiota in turbot, Scophthalmus maximus L..
  • Tolerance and safety assessment of daidzein in gibel carp, Carassais auratus gibebio.
  • Tolerance and safety assessment of cobalt dichloride in turbot.
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

Jun 2012 – Sep 2008 Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China

Recent Posts

Reference gene stability evaluation

Introduction Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) has been widely used for the quantification of target gene expression. One of the …

Projects

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AquaFly Project

Insects as food for Atlantic salmon.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Aquaculture Europe 2019

Gut health and microbiota in Atlantic salmon fed insect larvae meal.

Recent Publications

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Insect larvae meal as a feed ingredient for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): Effects on intestinal function, health, and microbiota

Being part of fish’s natural diets, insects have become a realistic, sustainable feed ingredient for aquaculture. While insects’ …

Anatomy, immunology, digestive physiology and microbiota of the salmonid intestine: Knowns and unknowns under the impact of an expanding industrialized production

Increased industrialized production of salmonids challenges aspects concerning available feed resources and animal welfare. The immune …

Contact

  • yanxian.li@nmbu.no
  • Postal address: Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, Norway