Ongoing PhD research

Resident PhD (alphabetically per country)

  • Kashem, Md. Abul (Bangladesh): Mitigation of Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis disease (AHPND) in Shrimp culture
  • Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Anusha Edirisinghe (Sri Lanka) : Hepatopancreatic microsporidiosis in shrimp: setup of new laboratory methods to allow study of pathogenesis and immune defence
  • Marieke Vandeputte (Belgium): Development of a diagnostic monitoring system for AHPND in shrimp aquaculture and use of transferrins as antimicrobial and immunomodulatory compounds against this infection.  
  • Tânia Lourenço De Abreu (Belgium): HUFA metabolism in brine shrimp used as feed in aquaculture  
  • Nguyen Ngoc Diem (Vietnam): Effects of individual probiotic strains and multi-species probiotic on gene expression and translation in gnotobiotic Artemia and white shrimp

Sandwich PhD

  • Rahman, Kateman (Indonesia): Integrated multi trophic aquaculture to improve biosecurity and sustainability of shrimp farming
  • Luana Granada Almeida (Portugal): EPISTRESS – Epigenetic mechanisms of stress tolerance in Brachionus sp.
  • Rwezawula, Philip (Uganda): Assessing the efficacy of locally isolated bacteriophages and probiotic Bacillus sp. in controlling Aeromonas hydrophila infections in farmed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

Former PhD researchers