Projects

-NKFI SNN 116912 Interspecific transplantation of freshwater fish spermatogonia

  • Duration: 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
  • Amount awarded: 32.820 million HUF (approx. 105 thousand €)
Summary: The primary objective of the research is the production of germline chimeras for species conservation. The objective of the project will be attained by interspecific transplantation of spermatogonia of various species in a Hungarian-Slovenian collaboration. The detailed objectives of the project are as follows: 1. Identification and isolation of spermatogonia using state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry and molecular biology methods 2. Cryopreservation of spermatogonia 3. Transplantation of spermatogonia into suitable recipients including adult fish as well as larvae 4. Production of donor-derived offspring from gametes produced by the recipient (in zebrafish and common carp where it is feasible due to the time required for sexual maturation) 5. Development of molecular markers for the determination of transplantation success.


-GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00025 Fogyasztói igényekhez igazodó, gazdaságilag jelentős haszonhalaink (harcsa, ponty, süllő) genetikai erőforrásainak és tenyésztés-technológiájának innovatív fejlesztése – GOODFISH



  • Duration: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2020
  • Amount awarded: 987.440 million HUF (approx. 3.29 million €)
    • Of which the budget of the Department of Aquaculture: 214.049 million HUF (approx. 692 thousand €)
The project targets the management of genetic resources as well as a complex development of aquaculture systems for three autochthonous cultured fish species in Hungary: the wels catfish, common carp and pikeperch). The GOODFISH project is an unprecedented collaborative effort by four major aquaculture education and reseach institutions in Hungary, the Department of Aquaculture of Szent István University, the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Department of Livestock Breeding of the University of Debrecen as well as the Aquaculture Group of the University of Pannonia. The project will also involve contribution by other research groups as subcontractors. The main objectives of GOODFISH include general intensification of the current carp-based pond aquaculture, development and intensification of wels catfish production, development of juvenile rearing of pikeperch, creation of live and frozen gene banks for various populations of the wels catfish and pikeperch as well as veterinary, proteomic and economic studies in common carp farming.

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