About Us

We are a group of researchers engaged in teaching, research and diagnostic work on a variety of fish species, mainly those of productive importance to the global aquaculture industry.

This group is headed by Eckhard Witten, MSc., PhD. He is currently assistant professor in Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Ghent University, Department of Biology, Belgium. He has also taught at the University of Algarve, Portugal and Dalhousie University, Canada. He has participated in major conferences and symposia worldwide. Dr Witten is author and co-author of more than 150 scientific publications, many of which are related to musculoskeletal pathologies in fish. For more information visit: http://eckhardwitten.com/publications/

The other member of the group is Carlos Sandoval Hurtado, Veterinary Doctor from the Catholic University of Temuco, with a Master of Science, specialisation in Animal Health at the Austral University of Chile, who has 16 years of experience in the area of pathology and histopathology of fish and other species, making him one of the most recognised histopathologists in Chile. Currently, he is the Director of VeHiCe (Veterinary Histopathology Center), whose clients include laboratories, universities, research centres and the animal production industry.

The editor of the blog is Karina Carrasco Ramos, Veterinary Doctor from the University of Chile, with a Diploma in the Use of Drugs in Salmon Farming at the same university, who has 5 years of experience in the area of imaging, clinical pathology and histopathology of fish and other species. Currently, he is leading the area of Radiology and Clinical Pathology in the VeHiCe Laboratory.