Biography Bente Ruyter
My main working areas are related to lipid nutrition in fish. Responses to and tolerance for oilseed products has been an area of particular interest, especially topics related to utilisation of oils with differing fatty acid composition, requirement(s) of essential fatty acids (EFA), fish health and metabolic aspects of EFA deficiency, and fatty acid composition of deposited lipid in relation to slaughter quality. I have also been working with projects related to human health benefits from fish consumption. At the moment, a major focus is related to lipid deposition, adipose tissue development, lipid catabolism and oxidative stress. In order to study the functionality of important lipid regulatory factors, I have been leading the work to
establish new technology, in vitro models. Methods for culture of primary liver, muscle, adipose and osteoblast cells are now established in our laboratory. I received my PhD (Dr Scient) in biochemistry at the University of Oslo in 1988. The research for the thesis was carried out in Nofima (then Akvaforsk), where I have since then been employed as a scientist in the nutrition group. I have since 1996 been appointed as professor II at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Bente Ruyter has 136 publications at Nofima:
1. January 2020 – 31. December 2022
In the BIO4ROBUST project, the focus is on the biology of farmed Atlantic salmon: The aim is a robust fish in a shifting aquaculture industry.
1. January 2019 – 31. December 2022
AquaIMPACT is a EU-funded research project that integrates breeding and nutrition to increase the competitiveness of the EU's aquaculture of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead sebream and European seabass, to ensure food and nutritional security and to satisfy consumers' demands for high quality seafood with limited environmental impact.
1. May 2017 – 30. April 2021
MedAID (Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development), a four year EU H2020 research project, will address key factors to improve aquaculture production in the Mediterranean.
The project brings together the best aquaculture experts from over 30 organisations from 12 countries.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2020
In BALANCE we will increase the basic understanding of how nutrients in the feed, in combination with genetic background, affect the occurrence of metabolically induced health and quality problems in Atlantic salmon.
This project will study how feed composition affects physiological mechanisms that control the pigmentation of salmon muscle and contribute to the development of a feed that secure good and predictable pigmentation of farmed salmon.