Fish Diseases and Fishery Biology

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Welcome to The Chair for Fish Diseases and Fisheries Biology

The Chair for Fish Diseases and Fisheries Biology has been part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine since its establishment in 1914. Initiated by Prof. Dr. Bruno Hofer (Professor of Fisheries from 1886-1916), the Fish Diseases Institute had the first woman veterinary Professor as Chair, the Royal Professor Dr Marianne Plehn. The tradition of aquatic animal medicine expertise at LMU Faculty of Veteirnary Medicine continued until today. Since 2012, the leader of the Chair is Prof. Dr. Dušan Palić.

The Chair is currently undergoing extensive renovations to improve teaching, research and diagnostic capacity. With the state of the art fish research facility, modern laboratories, and strong collaborations, we aim to position LMU as national and international leader in aquatic veterinary medicine.

The LMU Centre of Excellence in Aquatic Veterinary Medicine, Biosecurity and Education is based in our Chair and we also lead the International Aquatic Veterinary Biosecurity Consortium.