As a component of JCU we are committed to the university strategic intent to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.

JCU AquaPATHs role within this intent is to investigate ways to reduce losses due to disease in aquaculture production systems.

We do this by  providing rapid turnaround molecular analysis to detect pathogens of aquaculture species

i.e. we conduct qPCR testing to detect aquatic viruses  and other pathogens that impact on production

This includes commercially important crustaceans and finfish and particularly the iconic tropical species including giant tiger prawns, banana prawns, barramundi and tropical grouper species.

Services are provided to ad-hoc requests or within structured projects with specific research outputs.

We test for the following:

Nervous Necrosis Virus (NNV/VNN)
Streptococcus agalactiae in Fish
Infectious Hypodermal Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV)
Hepatopancreatic Parvovirus (HPV)
White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)
Yellow Head Virus strains -1, -2 and -7
Whenzhou Shrimp Virus -2 from Crustaceans

However, we can design specific assays to suit client requirements - please contact us for further information

Contact Us

Office: 47 816 842

Mobile: 0438601791

Email: Aquapath@jcu.edu.au