Facilities for research in fish and shellfish diseases, Lyngby

The fish and shellfish disease facilities at DTU Aqua Lyngby comprise laboratories at biosafety level 1 and 2, laboratories for processing fish and shellfish contained GMO1 technologies and bacteriology, PCR and other molecular techniques, immunoassays and histology as well as unique fish cell-culture facilities.

Some of the laboratories are shared with other DTU institutes including access to MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer for bacterial diagnostics, and Biomark HD (Fluidigm) for high throughput gene and gene expression analyses.

The facility also includes a separate unit with its own recirculation system for production of disease free fish and a quarantine section for receiving fish and shellfish from external suppliers plus a high-containment section for conducting infection trials with exotic and recombinant fish and shellfish pathogens.

Each room in the high-containment section is equipped with a variety of tanks and has separate regulation of water temperature as well as salinity. The section further includes a laboratory for sampling from the experimental fish. All wastewater used in the high-containment section is pasteurized before release to public wastewater system.

When accessing the high-containment facility change of shoes are mandatory and lab-coats are provided. It is prohibited to visit other places with live fish for a period after stay in the high-containment facility.

Watch video about the facilities at DTU Aqua for research into fish and shellfish diseases



Britt Bang Jensen
Head of Section
DTU Aqua
+45 93 51 89 48