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.
The group is applying molecular and immunohistochemical methods to fulfil our over-all aims. We contribute with novel ideas and results to various fields including:
- Fish immunology
- Evolution of immunity
- Vaccination of fish
- Genetic selection of disease resistant fish
- Zoonotic diseases in the aquatic environment
- Diagnostic methods for aquatic pathogens
- Fish as model for diseases in other species including humans
- Sustainable aquaculture based on better diagnostics and control methods
The group has focus on various fish species including:
- Rainbow trout
- Brown trout
- Atlantic salmon
- Atlantic cod
Buchmann, K. (2014). Evolution of innate immunity: clues from invertebrates via fish to mammals. Frontiers in Immunology 5: 1-8 ( frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2014.00459/full)
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. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1304319110
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
Through our work in five EU-projects (FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7) the group has established a strong network with researchers throughout Europe and USA. Other sources of funding are GUDP, Horizon2020, IFD, EFF, DFF, and the Villum Foundation.
Likewise by being in charge of the Danish Fish Immunology Research Centre supported by the Danish Council for Strategic Research the research group has managed to establish our position as one of the most significant groups in Europe within fish immunology and fish diseases. The strong position has facilitated success at the national level where several research projects including a umber of postdoc grants have been obtained.
|Abu Sharkh, Taghrid N K||External|
|Al-Jubury, Azmi||Research Assistant||+4535334117|
|Duan, Yajiao||Research Assistant||+4535325382|
|Gelskov, Sara Vebæk||Trainee||+4522877969|
|Jaafar, Rzgar||Attendant FU||+4535333137|
|Jørgensen, Louise von Gersdorff||Associate Professor||+4535332769|
|Kania, Per||Associate Professor||+4535332740|
|Mathiessen, Heidi||PhD Fellow||+4535335452|
|Mohammadkarami, Asma||PhD Fellow||+4535337095|