Hi, welcome! I’m a postdoc research fellow at Norwegian University of Life Sciences. My research interests include aquaculture, fish nutrition, gut health, and microbiome. Currently, I’m working on in-vitro models for testing the nutritional and health effects of novel feeds and ingredients. The models used in my work include static in-vitro digestion models, 3D cell culture models, and gut-on-chip models (under development). I blog irregularly on research methods for fish nutrition and microbiome studies. I’m also a huge fan of R programming.



  • Aquaculture
  • Fish nutrition
  • Gut health
  • Microbiome


  • PhD in Veterinary Science, 2015-2021

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences

  • MSc in Aquaculture, 2012-2015

    Ocean University of China

  • BSc in Aquaculture, 2008-2012

    Fujian Agriculture and forestry University





General linear models (GLM)
Multivariate statistics


Microbiome amplicon sequencing



PhD research fellow

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Sep 2015 – Oct 2021 Oslo, Norway
Research activities:

  • Gut health and microbiota of 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.


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 …



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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PhD thesis-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 …


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