Aquatic Pathobiology Lab (AQUA)

We conduct research and teaching on health of aquatic animals with our main focus on sustainable production and control. Our researchers apply fish as disease models elucidating diseases in higher vertebrates – including humans.

The group has developed methodologies to make a impact on fish health in both wild and farmed fish. By placing focus on preventive techniques the group contributes to improved health of organisms in wild and controlled environments.












Buchmann, K. (2014). Evolution of innate immunity: clues from invertebrates via fish to mammals. Frontiers in Immunology 5: 1-8 (  

Xu, Z., Parra, D., Gomez, D., Salinas, I., Zhang, Y.-A., Jørgensen, L. v. G., Heinecke, R. D., Buchmann, K., LaPatra, S., Sunyer, J. O. (2013). Teleost skin, an ancient mucosal surface that elicits gut-like immune responses. PNAS 110 (32): 13097-13102.  

Jørgensen, L.v.G., Korbut, R., Jeberg, S, Kania, P. W., Buchmann, K. (2018). Association between adaptive immunity and neutrophil dynamics in zebrafish (Dania rerio) infected by a parasitic ciliate. PLOS One 13(9):e0203297. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203297 p. 1-18









































Group leader

Group Leader

Kurt Buchmann

Phone: +45 35 33 27 00
Cell: + 45 30 52 15 88 

Stigbøjlen 7, building 1-35
1870 Frederiksberg C

Group/project members

Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Abu Sharkh, Taghrid N K External   E-mail
Al-Jubury, Azmi Research Assistant +4535334117 E-mail
Buchmann, Kurt Professor +4535332700 E-mail
Duan, Yajiao Research Assistant +4535325382 E-mail
Gelskov, Sara Vebæk Trainee +4522877969 E-mail
Jaafar, Rzgar Attendant FU +4535333137 E-mail
Jørgensen, Louise von Gersdorff Associate Professor +4535332769 E-mail
Kania, Per Associate Professor +4535332740 E-mail
Mathiessen, Heidi PhD Fellow +4535335452 E-mail
Mohammadkarami, Asma PhD Fellow +4535337095 E-mail

Yajiao Duan


Yajiao Duan

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