Anna Szabó, Ph.D. student at UGENT partner participated in a short research stay at IOLR partner in Eilat, Israel to set up a Fish-AI in vitro model utilizing hydrogel supports and custom-made inserts of Biofabics.

The aim of the research stay was to enable efficient knowledge transfer between the collaborating partners. To this end, Marcelo Chahon and Amir Bitan were involved in the laboratory works. The works involved the set-up and optimization of the experiments to realize a functioning custom-made Fish-AI platform in the near future.

Project Fish-AI highly supports the organization of in-person, fruitful knowledge transfers towards future success which combine complementary scientific fields to define success. The meeting of chemistry, engineering, and biology can open up a new path toward personalized solutions in the aquaculture industry.