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Shrimp-Pathogen Interaction (SPI) laboratory sustains its excellence in research and development activities leading to the control and management of disease outbreaks in shrimp and shrimp aquaculture industry, which is an economically important industry of Thailand. Research topics are built up on our previous knowledge and platform technologies for ultimate applications on shrimp disease prevention and control and selective breeding program.

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Postal Address:
Shrimp-pathogen interaction (SPI) laboratory
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Building
73/1 Rama VI Road, Ratchathevi, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND

Shrimp-pathogen interaction (SPI) laboratory
Animal Biotechnology Research Unit
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
113 Thailand Science Park  Phahonyothin Road
Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang
Pathum Thani 12120 THAILAND


SPI laboratory is a science and technology alliance for Thailand shrimp farming industry.



Sustaining research excellence in shrimp health and shrimp diseases for applications of knowledges to promote sustainable shrimp aquaculture.

Two major research strategies in the laboratory include (1) Research on defense mechanism of shrimp respond to infection and their application. Two lethal shrimp pathogens; White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) are in focus. Two models have been established to serve the strategies; persistent infection and intracellular infectious mechanisms of shrimp viruses. Another research strategy (2) is Research on shrimp pathogen discovery and characterization. The new emerging or recurrent shrimp pathogens will be characterized if it is the causative of a disease outbreak by using integrated platforms such as biochemical tests, microbiology techniques, molecular biology, metagenomics and transcriptomics. Bioinformatic tools and technology will also use to support the discovery of pathogen and characterization. This will help the development of shrimp aquaculture in sustainable direction.

  1. Models for persistent infection of WSSV in Black tiger shrimp
  2. Intracellular infection mechanism of WSSV and YHV
  3. Vaccine development for WSSV
  4. Shrimp pathogen discovery and characterization, e.g.,  White Feces Syndrome, Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) and  EMS/AHPND
  5. Development of detection methods for new emerging and re-emerging pathogens
  6. Studies of genomes and transcriptomes and database development of shrimp and shrimp pathogens
  7. Translations of research finding to farmers and shrimp industries
  8. Disease surveillance and disease emergency programs (INSH:

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
113 Thailand Science Park, Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 THAILAND
Tel: (66-2) 564 6700, Fax : (66-2) 564 6701-5
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