Ana Cristina Da Silva Gomes


Guest Researcher



My main research interests focuses on gut-brain axis interactions and the control of appetite, feed intake and digestive processes in farmed fishes, mainly marine and salmonid species, and how this knowledge can be implemented in aquaculture.

Academic lecture
Academic article
Academic literature review
Popular scientific article
Doctoral dissertation

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Research manager in the RCN project SwimFit (2020-2024)- Effect of swimming training in smolt; A basic study (PI: Sigurd O. Handeland, UiB)

Research collaborator in the RCN project ExcelAQUA2.0. (2020-2023) - Norway-Japan Partnership for Excellent Research and Education in Sustainable Aquaculture (PI: Ivar Rønnestad, UiB)

Research collaborator in the JSPS project (2018-2021) - Nutrient sensing and digestion in the fish intestinal tract (PI: Koji Murashita, FRA, Japan)

Project manager and principal investigator (PI) of the RCN project GUTASTE (2017-2020)- Evolution of umami taste receptor (T1R1-T1R3) system in vertebrates and its role in gut-brain axis communication (FRIMEDBIO mobility Grant no. 262096)

Research collaborator in the RCN project LeuSENSE (2017-2020) - Exploring leucine’s role in feed intake and growth under stress: from sensing to action (PI: Ivar Rønnestad, UiB; Grant no. 267626).

Research collaborator in the RCN project QMAR (2017-2021) - Unlocking the nutritional and technical Quality potential of MARine by-products in sustainable salmonid feeds (PI: BioMar).

Research collaborator in the RFFVEST project SalmoFeedPlus (2015-2018)- Improved feed for salmon through the selection of protein ingredients based on their functional properties (PI: EWOS innovation AS; Grant No 247978)

PhD project (2010-2014)

My PhD research was part of the LIFECYCLE EU FP7 project and focused on the functional development of the gastrointestinal tract in Atlantic halibut during metamorphosis.