University of Arizona shrimp pathology short course begins in June

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Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory’s Shrimp Pathology Short Course begins in June

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The University of Arizona’s renowned Aquaculture Pathology Lab will host a six-day course next month featuring expert lecturers and hands-on exercises. Photo by Darryl Jory.

The University of Arizona’s renowned Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory (APL) will host its six-day Shrimp Pathology Short Course next month featuring expert lecturers and hands-on exercises.

From June 13 to 18, the institution’s shrimp researchers will discuss the global status of shrimp diseases; the diagnosis of viral, bacterial and fungal diseases; field and laboratory disease diagnosis; histopathology; polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, both conventional and real-time; and microbiology.

Speakers will include Arun K. Dhar, Ph.D., the director of the APL; frequent Responsible Seafood Advocate contributor L. Fernando Aranguren Caro, Ph.D.; Hung Nam Mai, Ph.D.; Rod Russel Alenton, Ph.D.; and others.

For the past 31 years, the APL, an OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) reference laboratory, has been dedicated to providing quality diagnostic and research services for the growing shrimp industry worldwide. The Shrimp Pathology Short Course dates back to 1989, started by Prof. Donald V. Lightner, founder of the APL. Last year’s course, the 3oth in the series, was a virtual training.

The training includes a series of talks on the OIE-listed and non-listed diseases in shrimp, emerging diseases, hands-on histopathology training, basic microbiology and PCR-based diagnostics. The training also provides a unique opportunity for participants to share their knowledge and experience, and establish future collaborations with their colleagues.

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The deadline to register is May 31. For more information, contact

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