Our mission

is to provide genetics and genomics solutions to aquaculture farmers for implementing and enhancing novel strategies to improve production sustainably. Our services are based on a strong R&D expertise combined with well-stablished genetic improvement methods. We integrate analytical approaches related to Quantitative Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, in order to understand biological processes associated to genome variation in farmed fish and its implications on both production traits and conservation.

Our main research interests are related with:

Design, implementation, and optimization of selective breeding programs for a range of aquaculture species, with emphasis on the incorporation of genomic information.

Development of novel genomic resources for the determination of the molecular basis of economically important traits (disease resistance, growth, and product quality) in farmed fish and shellfish.

Development of cost-effective genomic selection schemes using low-density SNP panels and efficient imputation methods.


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Aquaculture Genomics Lab

Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University of Chile
Av. Santa Rosa 11735
La Pintana, Santiago

Dr. José Manuel Yáñez
Fono: +56 2 2978 5533