My research interests are related to the study of the microbiota associated with the culture of bivalve molluscs, with emphasis on bacteria with pathogenic or probiotic potential, as well as to the role of bivalve molluscs as vectors in the transmission of enteric viruses such as hepatitis A and norovirus. The research team I lead has close collaborations with other groups, both domestic and foreign, as well as companies and government agencies.
- Bacterial and viral pathology in Aquaculture: -Characterization of bacterial and viral pathogens for fish and shellfish. -Epidemiology and epizootiology. -Development of new diagnostic methodologies. -Molecular analisys of virulence mechanisms of fish pathogens. -New methods for prevention and control of pathogens.
- Aplication of the genomic and proteomic to the study of host-pathogen interaction.
- Bioacumulation and transmission of enteric viruses by moluscs.