At our research station, we are conducting essential, novel studies concerning pathogen emergence and disease transmission between aquatic animals in the easternmost Mediterranean Sea. Through the use of cutting-edge technologies, this research is generating original knowledge about marine biology, marine ecology, and public health issues. Subsequently, we expect to have a sound perspective of flagship marine animal health status in the near future. We strongly believe that this will lead to an improved understanding of the origins and spread of pathogens in aquaculture, and will assist us to better understand the transmission routes between animals in the sea and from animals to humans. We also routinely monitor heavy metals of locally caught seafood by assessing the levels of arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and lead in a wide survey from local fisheries including fish, crustacean and cephalopod species. We recently published a relevant article: https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1751-7915.13537
In this consortium, we would like to join partners for discussing future methodology of identification and characterization of marine origin zoonotic pathogens
The University of Haifa established the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station in 2015, which focuses on six main research topics; Apex Predators, Sediment Microbiome, Fish, Algal and Invertebrates Survey, Water Biogeochemistry, and Marine Pathogens. The Morris Kahn Marine Research Station is responsible for collecting biological and ecological data for long-term research that will provide insight for understanding processes and predicting the effects of climate change and development on the environment.