Research Groups at the Department of Aquaculture

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Béla Urbányi PhD., associate professor


Professor: 1
Associate professor: 3
Senior scientist: 3
Research scientist: 2
Research associate: 6
Assistant: 3
PhD student: 7

Fisheries management, Fisheries management technology, Genetics (Aquaculture), Fish genetics, Immune genetics, Gamete cryopreservation, Water quality monitoring, Water Toxicology, Fish reproductive biology and Fish breeding


Fish Reproductive Biology Research Group
Cryopreservation of salmonid sperm, Establishment of cryopreserved gene bank, Freezing of carp, catfish and barramundi sperm, Fertilization tests with frozen African catfish sperm, Habitat rehabilitation of indigenous fish stocks and enhancement of domestic fish stocks (survey of natural aquatic populations, artificial propagation, survey of possibilities of intensive and pond farming, one- and two-year old stocking material production, stocking)


Aquaculture Research Group
Pond farm experiments (reduction of soft mud using biological methods), histological processing and staining of fish organs, tissues then analysis of samples (diseases, developmental defects, organ malformation resulting from toxicology tests, tracing of annual gonad cycle in fish through changes in the gonad tissues)


Fish Genetic and Molecular Biology Research Group
Molecular biology research including population genetics and assessment of genetic resources of natural and farmed fish stocks for environmental, aquacultural, economic and scientific purposes, toxicology research on zebrafish, monitoring behaviour changes, preparation and analysis of histology sections


water toxicity tests in fish model system
gamete cryopreservation
planning and development of induced fish spawning technologies in hatcheries
propagation of native species, habitat rehabilitation


NKTH Baross New methods for the development of a risk assessment/management system for endocrine disruptor chemicals (2010)
NKTH Baross Reformation of carp feeding technology by innovative methods in the Dél-Dunántúl region (2010)
NFÜ KMOP Interdisciplinary application of artificial intelligence in the correlation of animal biotechnology and informatics (2010)
NFÜ KMOP Development of an innovative, disease prediction analytical software in fish model system (2010)
EU FP7 Fate and effects of cytostatic pharmaceuticals in the environment and the identification of biomarkers for and improved risk assessment on environmental exposure, CytoThreat (2010)
NKTH Jedlik Complex development of production technology for fish species (Barramundi, Red drum) with export potential (2009)
OTKA Establishment of multicolor zebra fish system for toxicological tests (2009)
OTKA Isolation of microsatellite markers for the species of aquaculture of major importance (2009)
OTKA Induced spawning of the eel (2008)
NKTH Jedlik The development of energy cane mass production technology and the agro-franchise-type model for renewable energy sources (2007)
NKTH TÉT 7 grants (Croatian, Polish, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian relation)

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Aquaculture enterprises (since 2000), IT companies (since 2009), Environmental technology companies (since 2008), Biotechnology companies (since 2005), Agricultural enterprises (since 2010), Veterinary pharmaceutical companies (since 2009) Instrument development companies (since 2008)