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The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture #InspireChallenge project 



Rapid genomic detection of aquaculture pathogens

Around the world, 4.5 billion people rely on fish as a protein source, and aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food producing sectors. However, losses due to aquatic animal disease exceed USD 6 billion each year.

To reduce losses, improve livelihoods, and enhance food and nutrition security around the world, the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Futures is working with the 2019 #InspireChallenge project led by WorldFish, the University of Queensland, and Wilderlab to develop a low-cost, transportable fish pathogen diagnostic kit that will enable users to identify and treat diseases with limited electricity and internet connectivity.

The team’s innovative use of genomic sequencing technology, AI solutions, and cloud-based computing will allow them to deliver real-time diagnostics with unprecedented accuracy.

Check out the project progress and future plans.

Date: 10 June 2020