Department of Fishery Microbiology
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 Department is offering courses in Basic and Applied Microbiology to undergraduate (B.F.Sc. ) students. The Department has facilities for students to specialise in Fishery Microbiology and obtain Master ( M.F.Sc. ) and Ph.D. degrees in this subject. The Department is the only Centre in India offering M.F.Sc and Ph.D. degree in Fishery Microbiology.
The main research interests of the Department include Molecular diagnostics, fish/shrimp health management using biotechnological approaches, molecular techniques in seafood safety assessment, marine toxins, aquatic product quality management through risk assessment and bioinformatics in aquatic sciences.
The Department is closely working with both aquaculture and fish processing industry and is offering short term training programmes. Bioinformatics Centre funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is located at this Centre