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The Department of Fishery Microbiology is a major Department of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangalore. The Department has been recognized by UNESCO as a MIRCEN ( Microbial Resource Center) in Marine Biotechnology. The mission of the Department is to impart education and carry out research in the area of Fishery Microbiology. There is an excellent combination of courses in both traditional microbiology and modern molecular biology.

The Bioinformatics Center, at the Department of Fishery Microbiology, College of Fisheries is one of the Distributed Information Subcentre (Sub-DIC) set up with financial support from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The Center was established in 2000. The Centre is actively involved in carrying out research, preparing databases and conducting training programmes in the area of Aquatic bioinformatics.
Major research activities    

Research areas include:

  • Analysis of genome of viruses for repeat regions useful in understanding the structural properties functional effects, evolutionary relationships and in molecular typing.
  • Modelling the structure of outermembrane proteins of Aeromonas hydrophila and application of bioinformatics in vaccine development.
  • Analysis of virulence genes of Vibrio spp.
  • Studies on gene expression and development of EST Bank in the tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon
  • The centre conducts training programme in bioinformatics and also provides bioinformatics support to neighbouring scientific institutions.
Coordinator : Dr. Indrani Karunasagar
Department of Fishery Microbiology
KVAFSU, College of Fisheries, Mangalore–575 002
Phone: 91-824-2246384, 2243180
Fax: 91-824-2246384, 2243180
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