My research interests include the reproduction and breeding of ornamental fishes and the standardisation of aquaculture. I have 34 years’ research experience in fish reproduction and breeding, and research projects on ornamental fish from 2001. I started ornamental fish-culture standardisation from 2009. I am Secretary-General of the Subcommittee on Aquarium Fish of the National Technical Committee on Aquaculture of the Standardization Administration of China.
My research interests focus on bioconversion and nutrition engineering, mainly in microalgal biotechnology. Specific interests include:
Cell response and adaptation to nutrients and environmental factors, inclulding physiology, biochemistry, transcriptomics, metabolomics.
Design and integration of microalgal cultivation and downstream systems, such as microplates, tubular photobioreactors, fermentation and ultra-filtration.
Wastewater treatment and resource recycling utilisation, with technologies ranging from bio-waste to microalgal biomass for feed and fertiliser.
I have been a professor in the School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology since 2002. I have previously worked in research at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Ohio State University in USA as a visiting scholar; and senior visiting professor in Hamburg University of Technology in Germany.
My research interests include fish parasite systematics, taxonomy, evolution and control in aquaculture, and the interaction between bacterial pathogens and fish hosts. I have ten years’ research and practical experience in freshwater fish (carps, tilapia, and catfish) disease diagnosis and control. I use traditional morphological and molecular methods to reveal underestimated fish parasite diversity, reveal the response of opportunistic bacterial pathogens to fish host stress, and screen medical plant extracts to control fish disease in aquaculture.
Expert in electronic communications and information system design; Editor and software developer for this website; Editor of Aquaculture Asia Magazine; author of the Tuskfish CMS software project and developer for ImpressCMS; FAO consultant on information management. Twenty years experience working in international fisheries and aquaculture policy, including 17 years working for an international development organisation in communications, training and capacity building.