Lunch Research Seminar: Shruti Gupta

03 April 2018 11:15 - 03 April 2018 12:00


The PhD candidate in Aquatic Biosciences, Shruti Gupta, will be giving a presentation about the effects of feed additives on the intestinal microbiota of Atlantic Salmon

PhD candidate: Shruti Gupta

Investigating the effects of feed additives on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota of Atlantic salmon

The microbiota is an ecological community of microorganisms that are present in and on all parts of our body.

In humans, this assembly of microorganisms is mostly dense and diverse in the gastrointestinal tract, collectively termed as the gut microbiota. 

The gut microbiota plays a critical role in many host functions, and they ferment non-digestible carbohydrates and produce bacterial metabolites that benefit the host. Dietary prebiotic and probiotic additives can change the intestinal communities in the host.

In Shruti's Ph.D. project, she has investigated the alterations in the intestinal bacterial community of Atlantic salmon under the influence of either dietary probiotic or prebiotic, in two separate studies. She will present the effects of a prebiotic, macroalga-derived oligosaccharide, on the microbiota.

Date: Tuesday, 3 April
Time: 11:15 - 12:00
 BODCA 3003
Feel free to bring your lunch package to the seminar.

We welcome everyone to attend the presentation!​​​