Aquaculture Genetics and Genomics
Current research activities are focusing on genetics of control mechanism of important traits, breeding methodologies consolidating conventional (selection, hybridization, ploidy manipulation, etc.) and modern molecular genomics-based technologies for genetic improvement, and management of genetic resources of farmed, semi-wild and wild populations in aquatic animals and benthic marine algae. Biotechnology for gene-banking and restoration of strains is also investigated. The laboratory (chair) is organized to foster human resources with superior experimental skills and advanced knowledge of genetics and genome science as theoretical basis for improvement of aquaculture strains and sustainable use of genetic resources through M.Sc. and Ph.D programs of graduate students.