Angelico Madaro

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Curriculum Vitae

During my years of university in Italy (Ancona), I completed my bachelor and master in marine biology. In these years I studied and learnt about several aspect concerning the marine environment, particularly animal physiology and biodiversity, the interaction between the organism and the natural environment, aquaculture and about the environmental impact of the anthropic activity including aquaculture etc.

During my PhD at Havforskningsinstituttet, as a member of Dyrevelferdgruppen, I had the privilege to be part of the CopeWell project, a 7th Framework Programme funded by EU. My duty was to study the stress regulation in farmed Atlantic Salmon and to test the concepts of allostasis (stability through change) as fundamental regulatory process to explain variation in the stress responsiveness. In particular, my experiment tested how chronic exposure to different levels of stress, ranging from mild to overloads, activates the various components of the stress axis, and how this affects the ability to deal with an additional acute stress. In my study particular attention was focused on the salmon brain.Furthermore, part of my Phd was also to compare the stress responsiveness between different salmon life stages (parr and post-smolt) and fish stress appraisal after conditioning to stress.
During my PhD I learned to use different analytical methodologies to study gene expression (i.e. RNA purification, cDNA Synthesis, qPCR and in situ hybridization) and hormone detection in blood and water (cortisol, ELISA). In Matre marine station I also became confident with the function and use of tank systems for the setup and carrying experiment on fish.

From January 2016, when I started my post-doc, I have been taking part in a project founded by DSM (France) which aims to investigate the biochemical mechanism involved in the metabolism and deposition of Astaxanthin in the muscle of Atlantic salmon. In the study I am trying to screen and individuate possible genes involved in the muscle pigmentation both by relative gene expression and transcription studies. My duty is also to compare fish that normally have an unpigmented muscle, i.e. cod, with salmon in order to unravel the mechanism involved in salmon pigmentation. Recently I have started to ultracentrifuge salmon plasma in order to isolate and study the lipoprotein that transport astaxanthin in fish blood. Furthermore, as part of the study, I learned to extract pigment from plasma and different tissues as well as to quantify them by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

From April 2018 I had the privilege to receive a researcher position (1109) at IMR in the Animal Welfare research group,
Main project.
Assess welfare and performance on Atlantic salmon triploid under commercial production conditions by using the Salmon Welfare Index Models (SWIM). Other ongoing collaborations include:
- Investigations on biochemical mechanisms involved in metabolism and deposition of Astaxanthin in Atlantic salmon with DSM (France)
- Investigate Atlantic salmon stress physiology and behavior.
- Assess survival, physiology and behavior of claner fish in Salmon sea cages.

Teaching experience: I have contributed to the teaching of master courses at NTNU in Trondheim
  • Stress Physiology (BI3068, 2017)
  • Fish Health and Welfare (BI3069, 2019)

Publications

Faglige foredrag

2019

Does sudden exposure to warm water cause pain in Atlantic salmon?

Jonatan Nilsson, Lene Moltumyr, Angelico Madaro, Tore S Kristiansen, Siri G Gåsnes, Kristine Gismervik, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Lars Helge Stien
2019

Does sudden exposure to warm water cause pain in Atlantic salmon?

Jonatan Nilsson, Lene Moltumyr, Angelico Madaro, Tore S Kristiansen, Siri Kristine Gåsnes, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Kristine Gismervik, Lars Helge Stien
2018

Er varmt vann smertefullt for fisken?

Siri Kristine Gåsnes, Kristine Gismervik, Lars Helge Stien, Jonatan Nilsson, Lene Moltumyr, Anne Gerd Gjevre, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Brit Tørud, Angelico Madaro

Vitenskapelige artikler (NVI)

2019

Sudden exposure to warm water causes Instant behavioural responses indicative of nociception or pain in Atlantic salmon

Jonatan Nilsson, Lene Moltumyr, Angelico Madaro, Tore S Kristiansen, Siri Kristine Gåsnes, Cecilie Marie Mejdell, Kristine Gismervik, Lars Helge Stien
Veterinary and Animal Science
2019

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated editing of Δ5 and Δ6 desaturases impairs Δ8-desaturation and docosahexaenoic acid synthesis in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

Alex Kojo Datsomor, Rolf Erik Olsen, Nikola Zic, Angelico Madaro, Atle M. Bones, Rolf Brudvik Edvardsen, Anna Wargelius, Per Winge
Scientific Reports 9 p. 1-13
2018

Effects of acclimation temperature on cortisol and oxygen consumption in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) post-smolt exposed to acute stress

Angelico Madaro, Ole Folkedal, Silvia Maiolo, Marsela Alvanopoulou, Rolf Erik Olsen
Aquaculture 497 p. 331-335
2018

Impact of dietary carbohydrate/protein ratio on hepatic metabolism in land-locked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

Mónica B. Betancor, Rolf Erik Olsen, Lucie Marandel, Ole Fredrik Skulstad, Angelico Madaro, Douglas R. Tocher, Stephane Panserat
Frontiers in Physiology 9 p. 1-12
2018

Dietary carbohydrates in land-locked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): impact on hepatic metabolism

Monica Betancor, Rolf Erik Olsen, Lucie Marandel, Ole Frederik Skulstad, Angelico Madaro, Douglas R Tocher, and Stephane Panserat
Frontiers in Physiology, Aquatic Physiology 9:1751
2017

Uncontrollable chronic stress reduces growth disparities in farmed Atlantic salmon

Marco Antonio Vindas, Angelico Madaro, Thomas Fraser, Erik Höglund, Rolf Erik Olsen, Tore S Kristiansen, Øyvind Øverli
Physiology and Behavior 179 p. 246-252
2016

Coping with a changing environment: the effects of early life stress

Marco A. Vindas, Angelico Madaro, Thomas W.K. Fraser, Erik Höglund, Rolf E. Olsen, Øyvind Øverli, Tore S Kristiansen
Royal Society Open Science 3:160382
2016

A comparative study of the response to repeated chasing stress in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) parr and post-smolts

Angelico Madaro, Rolf Erik Olsen, Tore S Kristiansen, Lars O.E. Ebbesson, Gert Flik, Marnix Gorissen
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 192 p. 7-16
2016

Effect of predictability on the stress response to chasing in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) parr

Angelico Madaro, Anders Fernø, Tore S Kristiansen, Rolf Erik Olsen, Marnix Gorissen, Gert Flik, Jonatan Nilsson
Physiology and Behavior 153 p. 1-6
2015

Stress in Atlantic salmon: Response to unpredictable chronic stress

Angelico Madaro, Rolf Erik Olsen, Tore S Kristiansen, Lars O.E. Ebbesson, Tom Ole Nilsen, Gert Flik, Marnix Gorissen
Journal of Experimental Biology 218 p. 2538-2550

Rapporter og avhandlinger

2015

Stress regulation in farmed Atlantic salmon

Angelico Madaro, Rolf Erik Olsen

Kapitler og bøker

submitted (accepted)

How fish cope with stress

Angelico Madaro, Tore Kristiansen and Michail Pavlidis
EDitors: Kristiansen, T.S., Fernö, A, Pavlidis, M., van de Vis, H. (in prep). The Welfare of Fish. Springer.
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