Fish Applied Nutrition (edition II) – Spanish – Postponed start

  • Program Description

    The second edition of the “Fish Applied Nutrition” program, developed by IFarming, will grant you access to the secrets of fish nutrition. Nutrition is a fundamental factor in enhancing the well-being and health of cultured fish, and our program is meticulously designed to equip you with both conceptual and practical knowledge in this pertinent field of aquaculture.

    Key Learnings:

    • You will gain a deep understanding of essential nutrients and their crucial role in complete fish feed.
    • You will learn detailed characteristics of macronutrients, micronutrients, and other vital nutritional components for the growth, development, and health of farmed fish.
    • You will comprehend the complexities of nutrient digestion, absorption, and metabolism in the fish’s digestive system.
    • You will fully grasp concepts such as nutrient and ingredient bioavailability, bioaccessibility, and bioenergetics.
    • You will elevate your understanding to an advanced level in the field of immunonutrition and identify tools for assessing fish nutrition and health.
    • You will develop your skills in formulating balanced diets tailored to the specific nutritional needs of different species of farmed fish.

    What does our program entail?

    • Two live online courses:
      • Taught by a group of distinguished instructors.
      • Backed by certification from the Catholic University of Temuco.
    • A 23-week journey towards expertise in fish applied nutrition.

    Join “Fish Applied Nutrition” to boost your professional skills, achieve meaningful goals, and make a positive impact on your career.

  • Learning Objectives

    The main learning objectives of the “Fish Applied Nutrition” program include:

    1. Understanding the importance of essential nutrients in fish nutrition.
    2. Identifying and analyzing the role of macronutrients and micronutrients in fish health and growth.
    3. Exploring the processes of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in fish.
    4. Evaluating the bioavailability, bioaccessibility, and bioenergetics of nutrients and ingredients in fish diets.
    5. Gaining knowledge in immunonutrition and its impact on fish health and nutrition.
    6. Developing practical skills for formulating balanced diets to meet the specific nutritional needs of various farmed fish species.
    7. Diving into traditional and advanced tools, such as histology, bioinformatics, and omics, for assessing fish nutrition and health.
    8. Developing the capability to interpret key productivity parameters.

  • Who is it for?

    Our continuing education program is specially designed for professionals in fields related to aquaculture, including:

    • Veterinary Medicine, Aquaculture Engineering, Agronomy, Marine Biology, Veterinary Technician, Aquaculture Technician.
    • Any other discipline related to aquaculture.

  • Methodology

    Live Online Classes (Synchronous)

    Our live online classes are taught by prominent specialists and recorded for your convenience, allowing you to access them 24/7 through our learning platform, IFarming Virtual Campus.

    Interactive Learning

    In each class of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to actively participate, share your ideas, and clarify any doubts through discussions with your fellow students and professors.

    Support Materials

    This program will provide you with carefully selected and prepared support materials, created by our instructors to facilitate your learning.

    Continuous Assessment

    The teaching plan includes assessing your acquired knowledge in the program through quizzes and individual and group assignments.

    Approval Requirements

    A minimum of 80% attendance to classes and obtaining a final average equivalent to 60% of the maximum grade are required.


    Students who pass a course will receive a Certificate of Approval issued by the Catholic University of Temuco, which will be available on the student’s private site at

  • Application Requirements

    To enroll in our course, you must meet one of these requirements:

    • University professional degree.
    • Graduate degree from a professional institute or technical training center.
    • In the case of postgraduate students, we request current enrollment certification.

  • What will you learn in the course?

    Upon completing the course, you will have acquired the following skills and knowledge:

    1. Understand the context and structure of global aquaculture, along with the challenges related to fish nutrition in this sector.
    2. Identify various types of nutrients, raw materials, and additives used in fish nutrition, understanding their beneficial and detrimental roles in fish nutrition and health.
    3. Be equipped to identify and describe different laboratory methodologies used in analyzing the nutritional value of raw materials, enabling you to make informed decisions in ingredient selection and evaluation.
    4. Recognize and describe the components of the fish digestive system and understand their functions, providing you with a comprehensive view of how and where nutrient digestion and absorption occur in fish.
    5. Gain an understanding of the concept of immunonutrition, providing you with the foundations to assess strategies in the field of nutrition and health for farmed fish.
    6. Master the fundamental concepts of diet formulation, acquiring the necessary skills to use formulation tools and create specific balanced diet recipes tailored to the nutritional needs of different fish species.
    7. Learn the basic criteria for evaluating and understanding production parameters, integrating the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the Fish Applied Nutrition program. This will facilitate better decision-making and solution design.
    8. Identify the histological and omics tools that best suit your needs. You will know when to use them and fully appreciate their importance in the comprehensive evaluation of fish nutrition and health.

  • Contents

    The study plan of each course is available in Spanish only.




  • Schedules

    Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM, but they may vary for classes of professors located in time zones different from GMT-4, such as in the morning.

  • Professors

    Dr. Felipe Reveco Urzúa

    Founder & CEO, IFarming

    PhD Animal Nutrition, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

    Dr. Felipe Reveco Urzúa holds a Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Norway. He also has a Master’s in Science in Poultry and Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and he is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Chile.
    Over the last 13 years, his focus has been primarily on the salmon industry, with particular attention to Canada and Norway. He has collaborated with leading companies in the industry, both from the private sector and academia, bringing his expertise in areas such as strategy, production, nutrition, health, and research. He is the founder of IFarming, an initiative aimed at helping the aquaculture industry optimize its resources, benefiting producers, suppliers, and new participants in the sector.

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    Alejandro Capdeville

    Aquaculture Nutrition Consultant, Bel-Cap SpA

    Pharmaceutical Chemist, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

    Alejandro Capdeville Steffens, a graduate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Valparaíso, stands out as a specialist with over 35 years of experience in various fields. His professional expertise spans formulation and development of raw materials for aquaculture, the production of aquaculture feed, quality control, applied research, product registration, and teaching roles as a director of internships and undergraduate theses at different universities.
    In his capacity as a partner and owner of Bel-Cap SpA, he has applied his knowledge to provide guidance in the formulation and development processes of aquaculture raw materials. He has been an active figure in creating value for various food factories and ingredient and additive suppliers in the industry.

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    Dr. Adrián Hernández

    Associate professor, Catholic University of Temuco 

    PhD Aquatic Bioscience, Tokyo University of Marine Sciences and Technology, Japan

    Dr. Adrián Hernández is an Associate Professor of the Department of Agricultural and Aquaculture Sciences of the Faculty of Natural Resources at the Catholic University of Temuco (UC Temuco). He is also part of the Fish Nutrition and Physiology Laboratory and the Food Production Research Center of UC Temuco. Furthermore, he belongs to the academic staff of the doctoral and master´s program in Agricultural Sciences from UC Temuco. In addition, Dr. Hernández is a member of the editorial committee of the magazine “Aquaculture” and reviewer for numerous international magazines specialized in aquatic animal production and feeding.

    His general research interest is focused on the study of fish nutrition and feeding, feed manufacturing and processing technologies. In the course of his research activities, he has dealt with different aspects of fish nutrition with the aim of characterizing the nutritional value of various protein ingredients and seeking ways to overcome their usage restrictions. Finally, Dr. Hernández has been carrying out projects and experiments in collaboration with national and international groups and institutions.

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    Dr. Alex Romero

    Graduate and Academic School Director, Austral University of Chile

    PhD Science, Austral University of Chile, Chile

    Dr. Alex Romero is a Biochemist with a Ph.D. in Sciences, specializing in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He is a full professor at the Universidad Austral de Chile. Dr. Romero heads the Laboratory of Immunology and Stress in Aquatic Organisms at the same university and is an associate researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR). In his teaching and research activities, he has focused on the molecular study of defense mechanisms in fish and their modulation by stressful stimuli and pathogen infections.
    In recent years, he has worked on the in vitro and in vivo scientific validation of natural-origin additives as biotechnological tools for the treatment of diseases in fish, associated with the development of non-pharmacological strategies for new therapeutic targets in bacterial pathogens.

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    Dr. Andrea Peña

    R&D & Laboratory Manager, Pathovet Labs

    PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bielefeld, Germany

    Dra. Andrea Peña is a Civil Biochemical Engineer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile, and a Ph.D. holder in Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Currently, she serves as the Laboratory and R&D Manager at Pathovet Labs, where she has been responsible for formulating, managing, and coordinating research and development projects and establishing collaborative networks with national and international companies and research entities. Dr. Peña has extensive experience in the aquaculture industry and laboratories, where she has been in charge of developing new and innovative diagnostic services for the salmon and tilapia industries, focusing on the comprehensive study of immune responses, physiological processes, and metabolic processes in fish.

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    Dr. Carla Dos Anjos

    Founder and Technical Director, DataOmics Biotech

    PhD Genomics and Biotechnology, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil

    Dra. Carla Dos Anjos holds a Ph.D. in Genomics and Biotechnology from the Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, and an MSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of São Paulo. She is currently an entrepreneur and a bioinformatics expert. Her career has been characterized by the convergence of multiple disciplines, including molecular biology, multi-omics data analysis, and the development of computational tools.
    Over the last 15 years, her focus has been on implementing bioinformatic methods and integrating multi-omics data in experimental assays involving various species in collaboration with leading companies and research centers in the fields of health and nutrition. As an entrepreneur, her primary purpose is to democratize access to molecular and computational technologies to drive key advancements in improving the health and productivity of animals.

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    Carlos Hein

    Product Manager Grower Feeds, Skretting Chile

    Master in Business Administration, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

    Carlos Hein is a Fisheries Engineer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso with an MBA awarded by the University of Desarrollo. Professor Hein has more than 20 years of experience in the salmon industry. He has held prominent roles in research, fish production, nutrition, and feeding in leading companies in the industry. His contribution has been vital in the development of nutritional and feeding strategies at the national and international levels, leading notable projects. He currently serves as the Product Manager for grow-out diets at Skretting Chile.
    Professor Hein is known for his extensive experience in salmonid production and feeding, from spawning to harvest, both in freshwater and marine environments. His education, work experience, and leadership solidify his position as a reference in the salmon industry.

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    Cristián Cornejo

    Founder, C&P Consulting Manufacturing and Process

    Industrial Civil Engineer, Catholic University of the Santísima Concepción, Chile

    Cristian Cornejo is an Industrial Civil Engineer from the Catholic University of the Holy Conception with over 8 years of experience advising both national and international companies. His professional development focuses on the manufacture of extruded foods for aquaculture and pets, as well as the development and implementation of solutions aimed at continuously improving production efficiency in food processing processes.

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    Dr. Joceline Ruiz

    Researcher & Teacher, the Catholic University of Temuco

    PhD Agricultural Sciences, The Catholic University of Temuco

    Dr. Joceline Ruiz Calful is an Aquaculture Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture Sciences and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, all earned from the Catholic University of Temuco, Chile. She serves as a teacher and researcher at the Fish Nutrition and Physiology Laboratory within the Department of Agricultural and Aquaculture Sciences at the same university. Her research primarily centers around fish nutrition, with a strong emphasis on integrating new alternative ingredients, particularly lipid sources, to create sustainable aquaculture feeds while preserving the health and nutritional quality of farmed fish.

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    Dr. Jorge Pino

    Senior Scientist, Cargill Aqua Nutrition

    PhD Natural Resources Sciences, University of La Frontera, Chile

    Dr. Jorge Pino is a Food Engineer with an MSc and PhD in Natural Resource Sciences from the University of La Frontera, Chile. For over 15 years, he has worked at Cargill Aqua Nutrition (formerly EWOS) in the field of development and research of nutritional solutions for aquaculture, including areas related to the immunology and health of salmonids. He has been involved in the development of functional diets to reduce salmon lice infestations. Dr. Pino has been a key member of the team responsible for the development and implementation of digital solutions such as SalmoNIR, among others.

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    Dr. Marta Bou Mira

    Scientist, Nofima

    PhD Animal and Aquaculture Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

    Marta Bou Mira has a degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Vigo, Spain and has two M.Sc in Aquaculture; one studied at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the other studied at the University of Barcelona. In addition, she also holds a PhD degree in Animal and Aquaculture Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway. She has been working in the nutrition and feed technology department,at Nofima since 2013, focusing on lipid nutrition in fish, mainly salmonids. One of her research areas of particular interest is the study of the minimum nutritional requirements for the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA and the impact of these fatty acids on the health and productive performance of salmonids.

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    Dr. Pablo Ibieta

    Technical Director, Pincoy Project ; Study Leader, Tekbios Ltda.

    Dr. rer. nat (PhD) Natural Sciences, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

    Dr. Pablo Ibieta is a biochemist from the University of Concepción and holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. With over 17 years of experience, he is a professional specializing in applied research and the development of aquaculture projects in the areas of nutrition, final product quality, fish health, and welfare. Dr. Ibieta has experience in designing and evaluating experimental and commercial strategies, diets, and management practices.
    In addition, he is involved in providing consulting services in the areas of nutrition, animal welfare, pathogen challenges, and strategies for reducing the use of antibiotics in salmon farming. Dr. Ibieta is described as passionate about generating scientific knowledge and how its application can contribute to creating a more sustainable aquaculture industry.

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    Dr. Patricio Dantagnan

    Full Professor, The Catholic University of Temuco

    PhD Marine Sciences, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

    Dr. Patricio Dantagnan is an Aquaculture Engineer, Marine Biologist, and holds a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. He is a full professor in the Department of Agricultural and Aquaculture Sciences at the Catholic University of Temuco and serves as the Director of the Fish Nutrition and Physiology Laboratory (, which he founded. His research primarily revolves around lipid and fatty acid nutrition and how they interact with other nutrients. His industry-related work focuses mainly on evaluating ingredients, supplements, and additives in fish diets. He maintains collaborations with researchers, universities, and research centers in Chile and abroad.
    Additionally, Dr. Dantagnan is a professor in the Doctoral Program in Agricultural Sciences at the Catholic University of Temuco and a guest professor in the Doctoral Program in Aquaculture of the consortium formed by the University of Chile, Catholic University of the North, and Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso. He also teaches in the Doctoral Program in Aquaculture at the University of Austral Chile.

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    Paula Arriagada

    Technical Sales Manager, Corbion

    MSc Food Science, McGill University, Canada

    Paula Arriagada Strodthoff is a food engineer from the Austral University of Chile and holds an MSc degree in food science from the McGill University, Canada. She is a professional with more than 24 years of experience in animal nutrition and production including poultry and strategy, development and research of nutritional solutions for aquaculture. For example, Paula has extensive experience in formulation, analysis and evaluation of nutritional concepts for fish reared under experimental and commercial conditions. Today, she is Corbion’s technical sales manager, being responsible for technical sales support for omega 3 algae-based products worldwide. Finally, Paula describes herself as passionate about nutrition and interested in helping and improving the sustainability of the aquaculture industry.

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    Dr. Ricardo Ildefonso

    Technical Manager & Co-founder, Pathovet Labs

    Veterinarian, Austral University of Chile, Chile

    Dr. Ricardo Ildefonso is the Co-founder of Pathovet Labs, where he serves as the Technical Director. He is a veterinarian from the University Austral of Chile and a Medical Technologist with a specialization in Histological and Cytodiagnostic Techniques from the University of Antofagasta. Dr. Ildefonso is a member of the Chilean Society of Veterinary Pathology and an educator at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University Santo Tomás, Puerto Montt campus.
    With over 25 years of experience, his expertise lies in veterinary histopathology. He has dedicated his career to research in disease diagnosis in aquatic and terrestrial organisms and has been involved in projects related to pathologies in commercially significant aquatic organisms, both in Chile and across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Stephen Gunther

    Director of Consulting and Applied Sciences, Wittaya Aqua International Inc.

    MSc Animal Science, University of Guelph, Canada

    Professor Stephen Gunther holds a Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Guelph and has a strong background in aquaculture nutrition, supported by over 19 years of experience in leading national and international companies. His professional development is centered around the formulation of nutritional strategies, the quality and safety of raw materials and aqua feeds, plant food audits, and research and development activities.

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    Dr. Ruth Tamara Montero

    Scientist, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

    PhD Natural Sciences, Universität Greifswald y el Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany

    Dr. Ruth Montero is a Chilean biochemist from the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology at the University of Santiago de Chile. She holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences with a specialization in Biotechnology and Applied Immunology from the joint doctoral program between Universität Greifswald and Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany. From the beginning, she has been interested in studying fish immunology and enjoys the challenges of working in this field.
    Since 2011, she has been involved in various projects related to the identification and functional characterization of the immune system and responses in trout and salmon. In recent years, her work has focused on fish vaccination and how environmental signals and stimuli (season, photoperiod, nutrition, food ingredients, pathogens) modulate the immune responses of salmonids. She is currently working on chronoinmunonutrition at the Department of Animal and Aquaculture Sciences (IHA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

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    Dr. Waldo Nuez

    Global R&D Manager Aquaculture, Adisseo

    PhD Nutrition and Physiology in Aquaculture, University of Tasmania, Australia

    Dr. Waldo Nuez has a background in aquaculture nutrition, backed by over 13 years of academic and industrial experience. His professional development focuses on how production strategies and environmental stressors impact growth efficiency, health, and product quality, and he implements feeding strategies and functional additives accordingly.

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  • Value & Discounts

    Tuition fees for students*
    Full (program) fee: CLP $ 4.155.000 (USD $ 4640)
    Course I: CLP $ 2.180.000 (USD $ 2430)
    Course II: CLP $ 1.975.000 (USD $ 2006)

    Tuition fees for companies**
    Full (program) fee: CLP $ 4.155.000 + IVA (USD $ 4640)
    Course I: CLP $ 2.180.000 + IVA (USD $ 2430)
    Course II: CLP $ 1.975.000 + IVA (USD $ 2006)

    Tuition fee discounts:
    10% Early registration***.
    20% Alumni IFarming Virtual Campus***.
    20% Postgraduate student enrolled in educational institutions****.

    (*) Prices in dollars are for reference only. The final value in dollars is calculated based on the exchange rate of the day.
    (**) Prices in dollars are for reference only and do not include tax. The final value in dollars is calculated based on the exchange rate of the day.
    (***) Discounts are not transferable and cumulative. Discounts valid until January 31, 2023, except for the discount for IFarming Campus Virtual alumni.
    (****) Discounts are not transferable and cumulative. To access the discounts, postgraduate student must have up-to-date enrollment and contact us at

  • Payment Methods

    National Payment Methods (Chile):
    – Wire transfer.
    – Webpay: credit cards (up to 12 installments without interest) and debit card (Redcompra).

    International Payment Methods:
    – Cash payment via bank transfer.
    – PayPal*.
    – Purchase order.

    (*) There is only a 15% discount applicable to IFarming Campus Virtual alumni and postgraduate students when paying with PayPal. To make payments with PayPal, please contact us. Thank you.

Language: Spanish
Modality: Online
Start Date: 02/04/2024
Duration: 23 Weeks

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