Faculty member Konrad Dabrowski recently visited the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters at the University of South Bohemia, and Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology, in Vodnany, Czech Republic (www.frov.jcu.cz). Professor Dabrowski served on the dissertation committee for Roman Franek, who presented “Germ cell manipulations as a tool to manage and produce isogenic lines in fish”. Several other doctoral students presented their fisheries research on subjects as diverse as “Growth, genetic and morphological characteristics of different perch populations from Europe in intensive aquaculture” and “Hybridization of sturgeons” or “Utilization of CRISPR/Cas9 and novel germ cells labelling technique for surrogate production in sturgeons”.
While there Professor Dabrowski also had the opportunity to visit the Pond Field Station and the Prof. Martin Psenicka Lab, where he learned intraperitoneal transplantation of ovarian and testicular cells of zebrafish originating from GFP-labelled donor to sterile recipient. Dabrowski has established collaboration with several scientists in Vodnany related to nutrition of early larval stages of percid fishes and production of polyploid hybrids of cyprinids, such as Asian carps.
Source: Professor Konrad Dabrowski