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David Huyben


Position/Title: Assistant Professor
email: huybend@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext.54923
Office: ANNU 135

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Dr. Huyben is the Assistant Professor of Aquaculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He completed his PhD at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden with a focus on yeast as a protein source and impacts on the blood physiology and gut microbiome of farmed rainbow trout and Arctic charr. Since then he pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Stirling within the Institute of Aquaculture where he investigated environmental stressors and omega-3 fatty acids requirements of farmed Atlantic salmon. He has also collaborated on aquaculture projects in Norway, Finland, France, Italy and across Canada with a range of research on fish farming technologies, aqua-feeds and pathogen control.

In general, his research focuses on the effects of feeding omega-3 fatty acids, single-cell proteins and probiotics on the growth, immune response and gut microbiome of salmonid fishes, especially rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon. For more info, please email me at huybend@uoguelph.ca or click the links above to see my profiles on Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter @DavidHuyben

Academic History

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology, University of Guelph (2010)
  • Master of Science in Aquaculture, University of Guelph (2012)
  • Doctor of Science in Animal Nutrition (Aquaculture), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2017)

Affiliations and Partnerships

  • Aquaculture Association of Canada Member
  • European Aquaculture Society Member
  • Swedish FRESH Fish Welfare Group Member
  • Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub UK
  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles Member
  • Aquaculture UK Member

Selected Publications

  1. Huyben, D., Vidaković, A., Hallgren, S. W., Langeland, M. (2019). High-throughput sequencing of gut microbiota in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed larval and pre-pupae stages of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens). Aquaculture, 500, 485-491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.10.034
  2. Huyben, D., Bevan, D., Stevenson, R., Zhou, H., Moccia, R. (2018). Evaluation of membrane filtration and UV irradiation to control bacterial loads in recirculation aquaculture systems. Aquaculture International, 26(6), 1531-1540. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10499-018-0301-z
  3. Huyben, D., Boqvist, S., Passoth, V., Renström, L., Bengtsson, U. A., Andréoletti, O., Vågsholm, I. (2018). Screening of intact yeasts and cell extracts to reduce Scrapie prions during biotransformation of food waste. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 60(1), 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-018-0363-y
  4. Huyben, D., Sun, L., Moccia, R., Kiessling, A., Dicksved, J., & Lundh, T. (2018). Dietary live yeast and increased water temperature influence the gut microbiota of rainbow trout. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 124(6), 1377-1392. https://doi.org/110.1111/jam.13738
  5. Nyman, A., Huyben, D., Lundh, T., Dicksved, J. (2017). Effects of microbe-and mussel-based diets on the gut microbiota in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Aquaculture Reports, 5, 34-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2016.12.003