Functional Genomics and Bio-Engeneering of the Aquaculture Environment are the master lines for the research activities of this Research Unit, which specific competences include:
- Biology of Aquaculture
- Technologies and husbandry in mariculture and inland water aquaculture
- Aquaculture and environment
- Molecular biology applications in aquaculture
- Fish nutrition
- Fish welfare
Facilities include a water recirculation pilot farm, a molecular biology laboratory, a laboratory for fish biology studies, water and microbiological analyses. Contacts and collaborations are active with commercial mariculture farms as well as inland water fish farms, including hatcheries, where undergraduated and PhD students may do research for their thesis.
Other fields of interest include the management and alternative sources of livestock’s feeding.