Biotech laboratories


To support and promote research, development, and dissemination of new aquaculture technologies

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory

  • Develop rapid and sensitive techniques for detection and identification of pathogens of farmed fishes, crustaceans, and mollusks
  • Establish fish cell lines for use in the diagnosis of viral diseases
  • Find alternatives to antibiotics
  • Develop vaccines and immunostimulants against aquatic pathogens
  • Find microbes for treatment of aquaculture wastewater

Molecular Endocrinology and Genetics Laboratory

  • Develop strategies to enhance the reproduction and growth of aquaculture species
  • Examine genetic variation among wild and domesticated stocks of animals and plants in aquaculture
  • Find molecular markers for parental pedigree analysis to facilitate selective breeding and genetic improvement

Algal Production Laboratory

  • Develop improved seedstocks of seaweed for the industry
  • Optimize use of algae for industrial and medical applications
  • Find algae for pollution control and wastewater treatment

Fish Feed Technology Laboratory

  • Find alternative protein sources to reduce feed costs
  • Develop low-pollution or environment-friendly feeds
  • Improve feed conversion and growth of farmed species
  • Improve feeds for genetically superior breeds
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