Staff and contacts
Assoc. Prof Dipl. -Ing. Tomáš Policar, PhD.
head of laboratory, academic staff
+420 38777 4606     +420 602 263 594
mohagheghi azin
MSc. Azin Mohagheghi Samarin, PhD.
research scientist
+420 38777 4748
Dipl.-Ing. Křišťan Jiří, PhD.
research scientist
+420 38777 4610
kolarova jitka
MVDr. Jitka Kolářová
research scientist
+420 38777 4755
MSc. Aiman Imentai, Ph.D.
research scientist
MSc. Oleksandr Malinovskyi, Ph.D.
research scientist
curriculum vitae EN
mohagheghi azadeh
MSc. Azadeh Mohagheghi Samarin, PhD.
research scientist
+420 38 777 4679
MSc. Yanes-Roca Carlos, PhD.
research scientist
MSc. Swapnil Gorakh Waghmare
PhD student
MSc. Nima Hematyar, Ph.D.
research scientist
MSc. Samad Rahimnejad, Ph.D.
research scientist
+420 38 777 4648
MSc. Hadiseh Dadras Asyabar, PhD.
research scientist
+420 38777 4743
curriculum vitae CS
curriculum vitae EN
Petr Dobrovolný, BSc., DiS.
technician of experimental building
+420 38777 4664
curriculum vitae CS
Mgr. Tomáš Penka
curriculum vitae CS
Milan Kraft
Artificial reproduction of commercially important fish species
The combination of captivity-induced stress and lack of the appropriate natural spawning environment can result into reproductive dysfunction in farmed fish species. In order to repair these reproductive dysfunctions or conduct an out-of-season spawning different hormonal preparations are tested based either on gonadotropins (Carp pituitary and hCG) or hypothalamic factors (synthetic analogue of GnRH and Dopamine inhibitor). In addition to the type of hormonal preparation the research is focused also on the release dynamic of active hormonal substance from various carriers (short or long term release carriers).
Laboratory deals with the research program of centre CENAKVA WP 3 Innovation of intensive production methods of economically important fish species and species important for angling.
Intramuscular application of hormonal injection to Tench (Tinca tinca, left) and  intraperitoneal application of hormonal preparation to Lake trout (Salmo trutta lacustris, vpravo)

Hormonal control of gametogenesis and its influence on gamete quality
The potency of various hormonal preparations is evaluated on the basis of hormone concentration measurement (LH, E2, 11-KT) and ability to induce oogenesis or spermiogenesis. The method of fertilization and subsequent incubation are investigated in order to maximize viable fry production. In vivo and in vitro techniques are employed to observe egg morphological, biochemical and histological changes through post-ovulatory and post-stripping oocyte ageing.

Hand stripping of Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca, left) and  sperm collection from a Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca, right)
Improvement of grow-out techniques for commercially important fish species
Increasing demand for fish fry for aquaculture and restocking has driven research aimed at improving all grow-out aspects in fish fry culture like nutrition or the environmental conditions. Between the main fish performance characteristics evaluated in our laboratory belong growth rate, feed conversion rate, diseases and stress resistance. Other experimental methods used to optimize aquaculture production are triploidization, tetraploidization, monosex populations, selection of the fastest growing individuals and intraspecific hybridization of individuals from different geographical locations.
Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) fry with yolk sac of (left) and  larvae of Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in egg incubator (right)

Optimalizace akvakulturní produkce hospodářsky významných druhů ryb
Optimalizace intenzivní akvakultury, která průmyslově produkuje tržní ryby ke konzumu v kontrolovaných podmínkách využívající recirkulační akvakulturní systémy (RAS), je naší další aktivitou realizovanou naší laboratoří. Mezi hlavní užitkové vlastnosti sledované v podmínkách intenzivní akvakultury patří rychlost růstu, konverze krmiva a odolnost proti nemocem a stresu. Mezi možnosti jak tyto vlastnosti můžeme ovlivnit, patří specifikace a následné vyžití optimálních chovných podmínek, chov monosexních obsádek, triploidizace, tetraploidizace, výběr rychle rostoucích jedinců nebo křížení jedinců z různých lokalit či povodí.
Juveniles of Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca)
Studied fish species
Currently are under investigation and developing of best production methods following fish species: Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca), Northern pike (Esox lucius), Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis), Burbot (Lota lota), Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), Tench (Tinca tinca) and Clown loach (Chromobotia macracanthus).

Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca, left) and eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis, right)
Cooperation with aquaculture industry
Our laboratory cooperates closely with fish farmers on improvement of current aquaculture methods and promotes culture of new and promising fish species in Czech Republic. Successful research activities are connected with mass production of high-quality stocking material of valuable fish species for open waters and intensive aquaculture. 
Modern fish hatchery in Fisheries Nové Hrady Ltd. (left) and intenzive fish culture system of Bohemia Fish Farm Ltd. (right)