Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Derya GUROY
His research is principally directed towards improving the production efficiency, health, and welfare of farm-raised fish and is internationally credited for providing a new and better understanding of the nutritional requirements of fish and formulating effective feeds for their growth and development from the hatchery to the table. His work promotes the use of sustainable resources and technology in this field. Fundamental work on defining fish nutritional requirement’s is being widely employed in the industry for implementing feeding specifications, optimum management and correct diet formulations for different fish species throughout the production phases. One of his specialized areas is the assessment of novel protein and energy-rich ingredients to use in aquafeeds to replace the current dependency on fish meals and fish oils which address concerns due to the unsustainable use of these commodities in the expanding aquaculture sector. Recent studies involve the testing of a new generation of feed additive and micro-macro algae in fish diets. Dr. Guroy has produced more than 100 major scientific papers and reports in this field. Much of his work has been funded by leading industrial companies such as Olmix (France), Alltech (USA) as well as Turkey Government agencies such as TUBİTAK, Agriculture and Forester Ministry of the EU spanning 20 years.
Project Officer Enez Ozkan DEMIRCI
He is currently working for Yalova University as an English instructor and has worked in many Erasmus+ projects with an educational background of 11 years. He participated in Sustainable Rural Development Project – BOTAS BTC as project translator and interpreter, a KA2 project called “P-M” as a researcher in Turkey in 2015-2016, and KA2 IFCHEESE Project as Project Officer in Turkey in 2017. Among his responsibilities were organizing and facilitating Erasmus+ projects (training courses, youth exchanges), as well as dissemination activities, and providing administrative support to the project team. Having worked at education departments such as American Cultural Language School, Oxford Street Language School, Active Collage, Hakkari University Vocational School of Foreign Languages, Ardahan University, Basic English Department in his career, he has experience in conducting Europen Union projects, project follow-ups, project accounting, research, identifying additional training needs of beneficiaries and setting up new training programs. He is currently studying his PhD degree at Hacettepe University and takes an active part in social and cultural activities for young people.
Dr. Betül GÜROY
Through further and higher education programs, she is very interested in all types of education, from social services to school to vocational training. Her research is evaluation of fish feeds enriched with different resources in the aquaculture sector.mainly aimed at determining the effects of the use of algae in the feed of fish grown on the farm and the potential of the feasibility of Spirulina cultivation with geothermal water. Along with the use of algae resources in fish feeds, it is also her vision to produce information to meet the demand of future generations for healthy foods. Spirulina production stages and its use are important in industrial areas such as food agricultural fertilizer chemical pharmaceutical cosmetics. One of her areas of specialization is the evaluation of fish feeds enriched with different resources in the aquaculture sector.
Ins. Izzet SAHIN
Project technician, graduated from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries Engineering in 2004. Sahin got his master’s degree from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Institute of Science, Fisheries Department. After graduation, he worked as contracted personnel in the Fisheries Application and Research Facilities of Yalova University Armutlu Vocational School. After deciding to continue his professional life in the private sector, he studied on trout and salmon breeding, where he worked as a responsible engineer in fish feeding, feeding, fish diseases, production planning, fry production, hatchery management, packaging and shipping. Sahin started to work as a lecturer at Yalova University Altinova Vocational School in 2019.
Asst. Prof. Serhan MANTOGLU
Graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries in 2008 and after graduation, he continued postgraduate education at the same university in Sea Food Processing Department. In 2011, he started to work for Yalova University, Armutlu Vocational School. His research area includes fish feeding, feed technology, meat quality and shelf life of fish. He is investigating the effects of the feeds and its ingredients to meat quality and shelf life of fish. He worked in various projects and research teams such as Olmix (France), Turkey Government agencies such as TUBİTAK, Agriculture and Forester Ministry and Scientific Research Project Department of Yalova University.