Clinical Unit of Fish Medicine




Univ. Prof. Dr. Mansour El-Matbouli

Head of the Clinical Unit of Fish Medicine

Deputy Head of the University Clinic for Poultry and Fish Medicine

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Mansour El-Matbouli
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Dr. Gokhlesh Kumar

Senior Researcher

Gokhlesh Kumar has been worked on proliferative kidney disease and identified differentially expressed genes in the kidney of brown trout and rainbow trout during Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa) development. In addition, he identified and quantified whole cell proteins of biotype 1 and biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri strains using shotgun proteomic approach. Further, he identified differentially regulated proteins in the head kidney and spleen of rainbow trout in response to the Y. ruckeri strains, which offer new insight into the systemic response at the protein level in rainbow trout. 

Presently, he is focusing on in vivo induced genes of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa) that are induced and expressed in fish and bryozoan hosts during the course of infection.

Project: In vivo induced genes of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae 

Financing: FWF (Austrian Science Fund)

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Finanzierung: FWF

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Dr. Gokhlesh Kumar
T +43 1 25077-4730
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Senior Lecturer


Contact for fish diseases and fish ambulance

Area manager for sampling, dissection and parasitology

Publications 4 Dipl.ECAAH Eva Lewisch
T +43 1 25077-4700
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Simon Menanteau–Ledouble PhD. MSc.

Senior Researcher

Project: Host factors contributing to the intracellular invasiveness and proliferation of the bacterial fish pathogen Yersinia ruckeri. Abstract 5

Financing: FWF

Publications 6


Simon Menanteau-Ledouble PhD. MSc.
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Dr. Mona Saleh

Research Assistant

Project: The role of suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) Proteins in whirling disease pathogenesis Abstract 7

Financing: FWF

Publications 8


Dr. Mona Saleh
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Ass.-Prof. Dr. phil. Oskar Schachner

Research Assistant

Area manager Virology

Publications 9


Ass.-Prof. Dr.phil. Oskar Schachner
T +43 1 25077-4702
E-Mail to Oskar Schachner Hatem Soliman

Hatem Soliman Hatem Soliman
T +43 1 25077-4731
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Alessandra Amesberger-Freitag

Title: Untersuchungen zur Lochkrankheit beim Diskus, Symphysodon aequifasciatus

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Alessandra Amesberger-Freitag
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Fatma El Zahraa Ahmed

Fatma El Zahraa Ahmed

Fatma El Zahraa Ahmed
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Title: The role of chitosan nanoparticles as a potential antibacterial agent and immune stimulant against fish pathogens

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PhD student


Mag. Hassan Ashfaq

Title: Molecular characterization of CD4 homologue in brown trout (Salmo trutta)

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Hassan Ashfaq
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Arun Sudhagar

Titel: Transcriptomic profiling of trout during Proliferative Kidney Disease

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Arun Sudhagar
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Titel: Newly emerging impacts in riverine ecosystems: combined effects of climate change and malacosporean infections in brown trout

Abstract 14

Homepage of the project Climate Trout 15 Karoline Waldner
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Support Staff


Mitaly Srivastava MSc.

Technical Staff

Area manager bacteriology


Mitaly Srivastava MSc.
T +43 1 25077-4723
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Kelvin Pichler

Kelvin Pichler

Kelvin Pichler
T +43 1 25077-4738
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Mag.rer.nat. Adina Friedl MSc.

Adina Friedl

Mag.rer.nat. Adina Friedl MSc.
T +43 1 25077-5164
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