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SAPRO - (Sustainable Approaches to Reduce Oomycete (Saprolegnia) Infections in Aquaculture)

Event: Novel Solutions for Saprolegnia Control

Date: 23-24 September 2013

Venue: The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Glasgow


is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission (EC) under Framework 7. 

Aims: The oomycete fish pathogen Saprolegnia parasitica is a major problem in the aquaculture industry where it has been estimated that 10% of all hatched salmon and eggs succumb to Saprolegnia infections (Saprolegniosis). The SAPRO network is integrated into the research activities of European leaders of complementary disciplines, with a research focus towards the development of novel and sustainable measures to control Saprolegniosis and support the aquaculture industry in E. For further information visit the SAPRO Oomycetes website

Day 1: Novel Approaches (Industry Day)

  • Experiences from the field
  • Best practices form Scotland, Canada and Denmark
  • Vaccine Development
  • Biocontrol
  • Targeted Treatments

Day 2: Future directions (academic day)

  • The Saprolegnia genome project
  • Taxonomy and indentification markers
  • Invasive species
  • Saprolegnia - host interactions

The SAPRO network involves the following partner institutions

  • National Veterniary Institute (NVI), Norway
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Intervet International B.V. Netherlands
  • Veterinaermedisinsk Oppdragssenter AS (VESO), Norway
  • European Research and Project Office GmbH, Germany
  • Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (KTH), Sweden
  • University of Aberdeen, UK