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The group’s research aim is the application of molecular and cellular methods to basic studies of mollusc diseases, as well as the use of fundamental research to improve marine aquaculture sustainability & performance.
Our research proposal merges together a set of genetic & epigenetic tools together with microscopy & molecular biology to identify the agents causing the diseases, analyse the host-pathogen interactions and the activation & modulation of defence and resistance processes.
We try to understand the role of gene differential expression and its connection to the origin of the disease; advancing towards a more individualised management of the illness.
In addition, we aim at transfering our knowledge, technology & data allowing for an easy application of our findings in basic research; and increasing the impact of the investments made in our research group through applied research.