The Marine Biotechnology Laboratory was established in 1987 as a cooperative research laboratory between BIOTEC and Chulalongkorn University. The Laboratory aims to conduct research to develop useful technologies for sustainable aquaculture industry.
- Aquaculture research for improving fish and shellfish broodstock performance and for sustainable utilization of aquatic plants.
- Development of probiotics for improving growth and immune responses of shrimp and fish.
- Aquaculture nutrition for economically cultured marine species, such as Penaeus monodon, Macrobrachium rosenbergi and Lates calcalifer.
- Aquatic environmental biotechnology applied to closed re-circulating aquaculture systems and the development of biomarkers for water pollution.
- Marine biology and the cultivation of potential natural producers of bioactive compounds.
- Aqua RASD technology, a closed re-circulating aquaculture system integrated with hybrid nitrification biofilter tanks for ammonia removal and patented Tubular Denitrification Reactor (TDNR) for nitrate removal.
- Continuous microalgal culture system for continuous production ofvarious species of microalgae such as Chaetoceros, Thalassiosira, Chlorella and Spirulina.
- Studies on the genetic diversity of various marine species in Thailand.
- Molecular genetic markers of economically important marine species in Thailand.
- Phytoplankton and zooplankton production systems suitable for commercialization.
- Shrimp feed formulation to promote ovarian and sperm development.
- Major Equipment and Facilities
- Molecular biology laboratory
- Applied microbiology laboratory
- Water quality analysis laboratory
- Microalgae culture laboratory with photobioreactors
- Analytical chemistry equipment: US-Vis spectrophotometer, HPLC
- Food analysis laboratory for the proximate analysis of feed
- Indoor experimental tanks and indoor and outdoor wet laboratory areas
- Aquaculture feed pellet mills
Assoc. Prof. Charoen Nitithamyong
Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2218 5279 or +66 (0) 2218 5359
Fax: +66 (0) 2254 7680