Oct 28

Gender-bending Prawns: A Key to Disease Elimination?


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Presentations
BGU scientists are studying prawns to improve food security and eliminate disease, while reducing long-term environmental impact. Learn how “super females” can combat a deadly parasitic disease and how the all-male prawn could increase a farmer’s income by 60%.
Featuring:
Prof. Amir Sagi
Department of Life Sciences
National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev
Moderated by:
Doug Seserman
AABGU CEO
Date
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT
9:00 a.m. PT


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Prof. Amir Sagi’s influential research in the field of crustacean aquaculture has significantly contributed to advances in its production as a protein source in many countries around the world. He was one of the first scientists to demonstrate the significance of crustacean intersexuality based on genetics and glandular function, and his findings have led to a greater understanding of sexual development in other diverse animal groups. His work has led to major scientific breakthroughs for disease elimination, as well as developments in sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques for producing all male or all female populations for aquaculture, and for controlling invasive crustacean species.