Dr Jose Domingos is currently the Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow of Aquaculture at James Cook University, Singapore. His research focuses on the development of efficient breeding programs for tropical aquaculture species. This involves the understanding and manipulation of endogenous and environmental factors affecting gonadal development and broodstock conditioning within appropriate maturation systems for reliable spawnings. Jose is passionate about marine finfish propagation (reproduction, genomics, selective breeding) and its integration with nutrition and fish health for the development of fast growing and disease resistant strains. Fingerlings of high quality and better genetics will improve farm productivity and allow aquaculture business in the tropics to achieve profitability and sustainability to feed our growing population.
Dr Domingos has a long involvement with commercial shrimp and marine finfish operations. Prior to joining the James Cook University (Australia) Aquaculture Genetics research team in 2008, Jose worked as a production manager for several shrimp farms in the South and Northeast of Brazil, where he supervised over 700 hectares of shrimp farming. Trained in Brazil (Oceanography, FURG; MSc. Aquaculture, UFSC) and Australia (PhD Aquaculture Genetics, JCU), Jose has 20 years of combined industry, government and academic background. Jose is excited about collaborating with industry partners in the development of sustainable aquaculture practices, and in the training of students through hands-on experiences and discoveries that make a difference for life in the tropics.
- Aquaculture applied breeding and genetics
- Quantitative genetics and genomics for selective breeding programs
- Marine finfish broodstock systems and management
- Integrated shrimp farm management
- Life Sciences - Test & Verification/Clinical Trials, Process/Industrial Engineering