In Germany, fish are second only to mice in the statistics on animal experiments. In order to reduce this high number and improve animal welfare, alternative experimental methods are required. In the working group "Fish growth physiology", headed by PD Dr. rer nat. habil. Bianka Grunow, not only adult fish are examined for their well-being in aquaculture farming, but also cell culture systems of economically important fish species and also fish species on the IUCN Red List are produced. Using these cell culture systems, cell physiological changes, e.g. caused by climatic changes (temperature increase, less oxygen availability), can be carried out without the use of animals.
Dr. Bianka Grunow
Tel.: +49 38208 68-861