University of Havana annual award to scientific work

A work led by Dr. Erick Perera, researcher of the Nutrigenomics and Fish Growth Endocrinology Group at the Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal (IATS-CSIC) and the Full Professor of Zoology Dr. Juan Miguel Mancera of the University of Cadiz (UCA), and authored by Dr. Leandro Rodríguez from the University of Havana, Cuba, obtained the Annual Award of UH 2019. The Award was granted by the Chancellor of the UH and the President of the Cuban Academy of Science.

The results of this work were published in different scientific publication and led to four theses, including a PhD thesis co-directed by E. Perera (IATS-CSIC) and J.M. Mancera (UCA). The relevant participation of researchers from the Center for Drug Research and Development in Cuba and the Andalusian Institute of Marine Science (ICMAN-CSIC) made this work and example of fruitful international and multidisciplinary collaboration.



AEFishBIT: Smart device for tracking fish behaviour

Researchers from CSIC and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria reported the design and functional validation of AEFishBIT in the Open Access journal Frontiers in Physiology.

CSIC Communication Office has reported a press release about this important technological advance for the individual monitoring of farmed fish.

Studies conducted with AEFishBIT at the Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal (IATS-CSIC) highlights how patterns of diurnal/nocturnal activity are altered by age, photoperiod, tank dimensions or progression of infective diseases.

AEFishBIT is also able to discriminate reactive and proactive fish when animals are challenged with low oxygen concentrations. Current experiments are focused on the effects of functional feeds in fish behaviour and its synchronizing with the environment.

Main outcome: new tool for selective breeding and assessment of fish welfare.


Scientific communication

Press release

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