DAFINET

Danish Fish Immunology Research Center & Network

 

The Danish Fish Immunology Research Center & Network has been established in January 2009.

The main objective of the network is to explore the ontogenetic development of the rainbow trout immune system from the fertilized egg, via the yolk sac larva and young fry to fingerlings and adult fish.

 

The network will focus on rainbow trout but comparative studies on cod, carp, whitefish, turbot, eel and salmon will be performed.

 

By the use of molecular and immunohistochemical techniques the activation of immune related genes and the appearance of functional immune molecules in fish at various environmental conditions will be determined.

 

A series of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies reacting with cytokines, complement factors, immunoglobulins and related molecules will be produced.

 

Further, a breeding strategy for selection of disease resistant rainbow trout families will be developed during the project period.

 

The network is kindly supported during the five year period 2009 to 2013 by the Council of Strategic Research in Denmark.

 

A total of 15 participants affiliated with public and private institutions and companies from Denmark, Norway, Germany, Scotland and USA are actively contributing to the program.

 

Private enterprises: Aquasearch Farm, Fishlab, Aquatic Diagnostics Ltd., Biomar A/S.

 

Public Research Institutions: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences; Danish Technical University, National Veterinary Laboratory and Institute of Aquatic Resources; University of Southern Denmark; University of Aarhus; Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Insel-Riems, Germany; Marine Laboratory, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland; Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway.

 

External advisory board: Research director Scott LaPatra, Clear Springs inc. USA and Senior Researcher Roy A. Dalmo, Tromsø, Norway.


Contact information on all the participants can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background

Network leader:
Professor
Kurt Buchmann
, University of Copenhagen,

Faculty of Life Sciences,
Frederiksberg, Denmark
E-mail: kub@sund.ku.dk

 

Assisting network leader: Senior scientist
Niels Lorenzen, National Veterinary Laboratory, Danish Technical University, Aarhus, Denmark
E-mail: nilo@vet.dtu.dk

NEW BOOK OUT


FISH PARASITES

Pathobiology and Protection

Edited by Patrick T.K. Woo and Kurt Buchmann

NEXT DAFINET WORKSHOP and PhD COURSE

NOVEMBER 11-13, 2014 - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Fish Models in Research

 

NEXT MEETING

November 11-13,

2014

Preliminary program below