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Mohammad Jalil Zorriehzahra, Speaker at Vaccines Conferences
Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : New developments in the field of Aquatics vaccination in Iran and the world


Aquaculture currently has the highest growth in the world among different disciplines for the production of protein materials (15.7%). However, the occurrence of various infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic) among aquatic animals are a serious risk in this field. Also, the economic losses caused by the mortalities of these infectious diseases in aquatic animals are very high. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment, especially for viral aquatic diseases, and in some cases the loss rate maybe reaches to 100%, which is the biggest obstacle to the growth of aquaculture, mariculture and fish farming in cages. On the other hand, the indiscriminate use of antibiotics to fight infectious diseases in aquaculture has increased the risk of bacterial resistance, and now the third generation of antibiotics is used to fight bacterial diseases in humans. Meanwhile, the statistics of vaccination consumption in many developed aquaculture countries, such as Norway, have shown that at the same time as vaccination, the use of different vaccines in aquaculture has increased sharply compared to the use of antibiotics that were decreased. In this article, the most important and latest aquatic vaccines and the introduction of new technologies in this category will be discussed and various health, economic and social aspects of aquatic vaccines will be presented. Recombinant, DNA, subunit vaccines could be considered as and the new generation of vaccines and recent advances in aquatic vaccination. In Iran, new and successful experiences in the field of aquatic vaccination have occurred in the last decade, which has been accompanied by valuable achievements in control and prevention of Aquatics infectious diseases.

Audience Take Away:

  • The benefits and advantages of Aquatics vaccines and vaccination would be discussed.
  • Importance of vaccines and role of vaccination in Control and prevention of Aquatics disease would be noticed.
  • The role of Antibiotics and its effects in Microbial resistance would be explained.
  • Kinds of variant Aquatics vaccines would be negotiated.
  • Improvement of new generation in Aquatic vaccines would be described. 


Dr. Mohammad Jalil Zorriehzahra studied Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) at Tehran University, Iran and graduated in 1987. Then he joined to Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) as a Research Deputy and Head of the Quarantine Section for 3 years in 1990. Then he joined to Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI), in 1999. He graduated in Aquatic animal Health and Diseases at the UPM University, Malaysia and received his Ph.D in 2008. Then he was selected as Head of the Coldwater Fish Research Center in the North of Iran in 2009. He was head of the Aquatic animal Health and Diseases Department of (IFSRI) from 2012 till 2019. Also, He is working in Iran National Viral Diseases Strategic Network related to Iran Health Ministry from 2017 till now. He has more than 50 Research projects and more than 200 scientific articles and 10 technical books. He conducted more than 50 Ph.D and M.Sc students. Meanwhile, he has two approved patents in Fish Vaccine and Rapid Diagnostic Kit. Also, he has valued experience in COVID-19 and has two Research projects and papers