• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

  Scientific-Staff 

satheesha 
Satheesha Avunje, Dr.
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Aquaculture
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Aquaculture, Anti-viral immunology, Drug development
Research areas:
  • Development of therapeutics to control diseases in aquaculture
  • Host-pathogen interaction and anti-immune display by viruses
  • Bioinformatics approach for studying pathogenic factors of bacteria and viruses
Brief profile:

After taking masters in aquaculture in 2008 and PhD in Aqualife Medicine in 2012 I am working in CIBA since 2014 on fish health management. I currently work in division of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division in CIBA. For my doctoral research project, I have worked on influence of temperature on fish immune response against viral infection and escape of virus from host immune system. During post-doctoral research, I worked on development of anti-viral therapeutics from seaweeds. At present I am working on bio-control of vibriosis and development of therapeutic measures to control viral diseases in aquaculture. My research interests are studying host-pathogen interaction and development of treatment measures to control diseases in aquaculture.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Aquatic animal diseases and intervention tools for their management Institute
2All India Network Project on Fish HealthICAR
3Comparative genomics of candidate species of brackishwater aquacultureICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Young scientist travel award for oral presentation in Diseases of Asian Aquaculture Symposium – VIII (2011).
  • Global-scholarship to pursue doctoral programme in Chonnam National University, South Korea.
  • Sixth rank in Best Fisheries Graduate of India-2006 competition conducted by Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum.
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Avunje S, Oh MJ, Jung SJ. Impaired toll-like receptors and delayed host immune responses in olive flounder infected with VHSV at susceptible temperature, 15°C but high and quick response at non-susceptible temperature, 20°C. Fish Shellfish Immunol, 34: 1236-43.
  2. Kim WS, Kim SR, Park M, Lee JS, Avunje S, Kim DH, Oh MJ. Changes in Fish Viral Disease Outbreaks in the Coastal Area of Korea Due to Increasing Water Temperature, an Impact of Climate Change. Korean Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46 (5), 582-588.
  3. Avunje S, Kim WS, Oh MJ, Choi I, Jung SJ. Temperature-dependent viral replication and antiviral apoptotic response in viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV)-infected olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). Fish Shellfish Immunol 2012; 32: 1162-70.
  4. Avunje S, Kim WS, Park CS, Oh MJ, Jung SJ. Toll-like receptors and interferon associated immune factors in viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus-infected olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). Fish Shellfish Immunol, 2011; 31: 407-14
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Avunje S, Oh MJ, Jung SJ. Impaired toll-like receptors and delayed host immune responses in olive flounder infected with VHSV at susceptible temperature, 15°C but high and quick response at non-susceptible temperature, 20°C. Fish Shellfish Immunol, 34: 1236-43.
  2. Avunje S, Kim WS, Oh MJ, Choi I, Jung SJ. Temperature-dependent viral replication and antiviral apoptotic response in viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV)-infected olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). Fish Shellfish Immunol 2012; 32: 1162-70.
  3. Avunje S, Kim WS, Park CS, Oh MJ, Jung SJ. Toll-like receptors and interferon associated immune factors in viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus-infected olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). Fish Shellfish Immunol, 2011; 31: 407-14
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Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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