Molecular Fish Physiology

Research group of Sven Würtz
Grafik Molekulare Fischphysiologie

Comparative and evolutionary genomics analyses enable improved genome assemblies to support the sustainable development of commercial percid fish species, aiming at improved reproductive management, breeding and feeding technology (DFG). Here: phylogenetic context of two recently published genomes, Lates calcarifer (Asian sea bass) and Dicentrarchus labrax (European sea bass) and their chromosomal relationships. | Image: Heiner Kuhl / IGB

Our research focuses on the physiological mechanisms involved in the regulation of reproduction, nutrition and the immune system as essential basis for the species-appropriate rearing in aquaculture. The molecular mechanisms (including genetics) and the biotic and abiotic interactions provide the incentives for the optimization of current aquaculture practice and thereby support the sustainable development (species-specific needs/animal welfare, technological R&D, diversification) of fish farming. Combining chemical, molecular, histological and bioinformatic methods, we aim at contributing for a better understanding of the biology and diversity of fish. Providing a knowledge base for consumers and experts, we outline important topics in aquaculture on the internet platform Aquakulturinfo.

Group members

Sven Würtz

Research Group Leader
Research group
Molecular Fish Physiology

Heiner Kuhl

Scientific Staff
Research group
Molecular Fish Physiology

Eva Kreuz

Technician/Lab Operator
Research group
Molecular Fish Physiology

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