cell culture, fish health & reproduction, Aquaculture
3_Exploring synergies across sectors
One focus of our group is the isolation and use of fish cell cultures for a plethora of applications like in vitro diagnostics and fish health, ecotoxicology or biomass generation for the production of valuable (bioactive) compounds. With more then 10 years experience in aquatic cell culture, we are interested in participation within consortia dealing with application of new blue biotechnologies to maximise the use of aquatic bioresources.
The core projects of the Working Group Aquatic Cell Technology & Aquaculture are the establishment and use of new long-term cell cultures from limnic and marine fish species, the cryopreservation of piscine somatic cells and germ cells, and the application of integrated aquatic systems for the sustainable production of fish and plants. Our well-equipped laboratories and technical facilities provide all needs for applied aquatic in vitro and in vivo research. Fraunhofer conducts research in order to achieve tangible improvements for mankind. The essence of our research portfolio is formed by widely diverse issue-oriented and problem-driven research questions that are approached in an interdisciplinary and networked manner, with a constant focus on rapid transfer. For more information see also: https://www.emb.fraunhofer.de/en/abteilungen/marine-biotechnologie/aquaticcelltechnologyaquaculture.html.