Dr Mingchun Ren, Research Scientist

Dr Mingchun Ren, Research Scientist

Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences

Email: renmc@ffrc.cn


My research interests major in fish nutrition and feeding and I have authored over 80 scientific publications and book chapters on this topic. My extension program focuses on improving the understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in amino acid and carbohydrate utilization and metabolism among fish species, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and collaborative research with industry. My research interests also include reducing dietary fishmeal and fish oil levels. Over the last 12 years, I have focussed on replacing fishmeal with cheaper plant proteins in the diet of aquatic animals.


  • Study on mechanism of arginine regulate glucose metabolism via TOR-AMPK-GCN2 signaling pathway in blunt snout bream, Megalobrama amblycephala. The National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • Molecular mechanism of glucose metabolism regulated by arginine mediated by Tor signaling pathway in blunt snout bream, Megalobrama amblycephala. The Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province.
  • Study on mechanism glucose transporters regulate carbohydrate utilization and metabolism in blunt snout bream. The National Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • Study on dietary nutrient requirement in different cultured density for blunt snout bream. Central Public-interest Scientific Institution Basal Research Found, CAFS.
  • The Modern Agriculture Industrial Technology System special project - the National Technology System for Conventional Freshwater Fish Industries.
  • Effects of supplementing essential amino acids on the success of reducing protein levels in the practical diets of Jian carp (Cyprinus carpio var. Jian) by Evonik Industry.
  • Effect of L-Lysine·HCl supplementation on the success of fish meal replacement in diets for gibel carp (Carrassius auratus gibeilo) by Evonik Industry.


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Freshwater Fisheries Research Center
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
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Wuxi, Jiangsu 214081
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Email: renmc@ffrc.cn