Scientific-Staff 

ambasankar 
Ambasankar.K. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist & In-charge of Nutrition Group
Discipline : Animal/Fish Nutrition
Division : Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Research areas: : Nutrient Requirements of Brackishwater finfish and shell fish
Feed processing technology
Feed additives for improved growth and FCR
Functional feeds for larvae and Broodstock
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Animal Nutrition in 1995 and entered into the ARS stream and working in CIBA since 1997 on Nutrition and Feed development for Brackishwater Aquaculture. I have obtained Ph.D after serving for four years at CIBA in Animal Nutrition in 2004. I currently work in division of Nutrition Genetics and Biotechnology Division in CIBA. I have worked on shrimp and seabass nutrition. I have contributed to the development of indigenous shrimp feed technology and seabass feed technology and these technologies have been commercialized. I have interests in Larval and Broodstock nutrition and working on feed development for feed for diversified species in Brackishwater aquaculture

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1Newer Feed resources and feed additives for development and improvement of shrimp and fish feedsInstitute
2Outreach Activity on Fish FeedsICAR
3Nutrient Profiling and Evaluation of Fish as a Dietary ComponentICAR
Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Indigenous shrimp feed technology commercialized and resulted in good impact and visibility to CIBA and ICAR
  • Awarded “ICAR Award for outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and allied Sciences” for the year 2011-12 Awarded the young scientist award for the best research paper entitled “Assessment on the presence of toxic minerals and nutritional evaluation of amino acid / fatty acid profile in Sardine meal / oil to induce interventions for value added produce NAIP sponsored international training for 3 months in the area of nutraceuticals was undertaken in the lab of Brett Glencross, Stream Leader, Food future Flagships, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Institute, Cleveland Laboratories, Cleveland, Australia.
  • AS a course Director Organized one summer school for 2 days and one National level training under NAIP for 14 days with international expert

Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Ali, S. R., Ambasankar, K., Praveena, E., Nandakumar, S. and Syamadayal, J. (2015), Effect of dietary mannan oligosaccharide on growth, body composition, haematology and biochemical parameters of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer). Aquaculture Research. doi: 10.1111/are.12933B
  2. Neeraj Kumar, P.S. Minhas, Ambasankar, K.K. Krishnani, and R. S. Rana, 2014. Dieatary Lecithin Potentiates thermal tolerance and cellular stress protection of Milk fish (Chanos chanos) reared under low dose endosulfan- induced stress. Journal of Thermal Biology, 46(2014): 40-46
  3. Ambasankar, K.,Ahamad Ali and J.Syamadayal, 2006. Effect of dietary phosphorus on growth and phosphorus excretion in Indian tiger shrimp, Asian Fisheries Science, 19: 21-26
  4. Ambasankar, K. and S.Ahamad Ali, Effect of dietary phosphorus on growth and phosphorus excretion in Indian white shrimp, J. Aqua. Trop., 17(2):119‑126
  5. Ambasankar,K. and V. Balakrishnan 2010. Influence of protected sardine oil on in vitro rumen fermentation and nutrient digestibility of complete diet. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 81(1): 88-90

Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Ali, S. R., Ambasankar, K., Praveena, E., Nandakumar, S. and Syamadayal, J. (2015), Effect of dietary mannan oligosaccharide on growth, body composition, haematology and biochemical parameters of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer). Aquaculture Research. doi: 10.1111/are.12933B
  2. Neeraj Kumar, P.S. Minhas, Ambasankar, K.K. Krishnani, and R. S. Rana, 2014. Dieatary Lecithin Potentiates thermal tolerance and cellular stress protection of Milk fish (Chanos chanos) reared under low dose endosulfan- induced stress. Journal of Thermal Biology, 46(2014): 40-46
  3. Syama Dayal, J., A.G. Ponniah, Imran Khan H., Madhu Babu E.P., K. Ambasankar and Kumarguru vasagam K.P. (2013). Shrimps - A nutritional perspective. Current Science 104 (11): 1487-1491

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