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Congrats Doctor Ana Sousa Ramos Ramalho


On July 19th, our PhD candidate Ana Ramalho concluded her thesis, with the maximum qualification, about Farmed fish as a functional food: fortification strategies with health valuable compounds, winning her title of doctor.

The current trend in the aquaculture industry of replacing fish meal and fish oil by alternative ingredients is reducing the levels of n-3 LCPUFA and microelements such as iodine and vitamin D3, of which fish is the main natural food source.

Ana Ramalho thesis focused on observing the balance of feeding aquaculture fish species, seabream and rainbow trout, with natural components better called “health beneficial compounds” creating a fortified fish with the capacity of transferring those benefits to human consumers. For more information about the thesis summary access the attached document.

Awarded by the University of the Algarve, this thesis was supervised by Maria Teresa Dinis (CCMAR) and Jorge Dias (SPAROS). The members of the jury were as follow: Luísa Valente (UALG), Elisabete Matos (Soja de Portugal, SA), Maria Ribeiro (IPMA), Sofia Engrola (CCMAR) and José Andrade (UALG).