Group UPV4

Two University Professors, 3 postdoctoral researchers, and 6 predoctoral researchers are currently developing the Aquaculture and Biodiversity Group’s lines of research on fish reproduction, which include aspects related to aquaculture and species conservation.

Our trajectory includes studies on fish reproductive physiology and, in particular, on the endocrine control of gametogenesis development, and the design and evaluation of methods for the induction of sexual maturation, usually using the European eel as an experimental model.

Another priority area of our work is spermatology, including the study of physiological processes responsible for the activation of sperm motility, and the development of techniques for the evaluation of their quality and for their cryopreservation, as a method for the conservation of genetic resources, both of species of aquaculture interest and of species with conservation problems.

In recent years we have developed projects focused on the reproduction of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) and small freshwater species from the Iberian Peninsula.

At ThinkInAzul we study physiological mechanisms underlying the effects of temperature and pH on the quality of fish sperm, on their mobility in different marine species, and on the cryopreservation of their genetic resources.



Universitat Politècnica de València

Research Center

Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Animal