Mr Taofik Adeiza Momoh

Mr Taofik Adeiza Momoh

Weekend Duty Technician (Main Campus)

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



PhD Student - Biological Sciences (Fish Health and Nutrition)

Project Title: Efficacy and mode of action of functional feed additives to alleviate dietary-induced inflammation in the intestine of model aquaculture species

Director of Studies: Dr Daniel Merrifield

2nd Supervisor: Dr Victor Kuri

As part of efforts to improve the sustainability of aquaculture diets, my research seeks to gain a better understanding of the potential of yeast-derived functional feed additives to reduce intestinal inflammatory pathologies in fish. Specific programme objectives are to investigate the effects of functional feed additives on intestinal mucosal tolerance and microbiome structure, and to elucidate the impacts of localised intestinal level modulations on whole fish performance, health and welfare.


MSc Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management - Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

BSc Fisheries - Usmsanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria

Professional membership

World Aquaculture Society

Society for Applied Microbiology



Research interests

  • Functional Feed additives
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Sustainable Aquaculture

Grants & contracts

  • Anne van den Ban Fund Scholarship (2018)
  • University Research Studentship (URS) - jointly funded by the University of Plymouth School of Biological and Marine Sciences, and Leiber GmbH (2022)




Khalil, H. S., Momoh, T., Al-Kenawy, D., Yossa, R., BadrEldin, A. M., Roem, A., ... & Verdegem, M. (2022). Metabolic growth, plankton selectivity, haemato-biochemical and intestinal morphometry of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed a lysine-deficient diet in earthen ponds. Aquaculture Reports, 24, 101122.

Tinh, T. H., Momoh, T. A., Kokou, F., Hai, T. N., Schrama, J. W., Verreth, J. A., & Verdegem, M. C. (2021). Effects of carbohydrate addition methods on Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Aquaculture, 543, 736890.

Khalil, H. S., Momoh, T., Al‐Kenawy, D., Yossa, R., Badreldin, A. M., Roem, A., ... & Verdegem, M. (2021). Nitrogen retention, nutrient digestibility and growth efficiency of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed dietary lysine and reared in fertilized ponds. Aquaculture Nutrition, 27(6), 2320-2332.