Molecular Fish Physiology
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.