University of South Bohemia. Marc Vandeputte is the second one from the left.

Marc Vandeputte, honoris causa Doctor of the University of South Bohemia

Marc Vandeputte, honoris causa Doctor of the University of South Bohemia

On 26 November, Marc Vandeputte (GABI, Genetics and Aquaculture team) was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Johann Verreth (Professor Emeritus at the University of Wageningen) received the same distinction on the same day.

Marc has a long history of collaboration with researchers at the University of South Bohemia on research programmes on quantitative genetics of common carp applied to the development of breeding programmes. Carp is one of the major species in world aquaculture. Since 2001, the implementation of kinship assignment has allowed access to reliable family information for the first time in this species, and to obtain genetic parameters for growth, disease resistance, flesh quality and cutting yields, first through bilateral collaborations with France and the Czech Republic, and then in the framework of European projects with other partners (FishBoost, AQUAEXCEL).

Modification date: 05 October 2023 | Publication date: 13 December 2021 | By: M. Vandeputte - Edition P. Huan