The basic objective of the research group is the study of basic physiological mechanisms in fish related to metabolism, neuroendocrinology, rhythms, stress response and mechanisms of adaptation to the environment. We use model fish species (rainbow trout, flounder, zebrafish …) in order to extrapolate the results to the development of applied research in the field of aquaculture.

At present, the main field of work of the group is focused on the study of metabolic, neuroendocrine and environmental mechanisms involved in the control of feeding in fish and their interaction with stress.

Research lines:

  • Control of food intake in fish by metabolic, neuroendocrine, and environmental factors.
  • Nutrient sensing mechanisms and energy metabolism in fish.
  • Interaction between mechanisms controlling food intake in fish and stress response.
  • Physiology of the pineal gland and melatonin.
  • Daily and seasonal rhythms in fish. molecular mechanisms of the circadian clock.
  • The hypothalamus-pituitary-interrenal axis and stress response in fish.