Dr. Panya Sae-Lim

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Senior Geneticist

Mowi Genetics


Brief Biography

Dr. Panya Sae-Lim is a senior geneticist, specialized in quantitative genetics, optimization of breeding program designed for aquatic species. He did both MSc and PhD in animal breeding and genetics from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. He also actively works for several research projects in Norway and in Thailand (Department of Fisheries). His research focus on selective breeding for native species in Thailand, e.g. Nile Tilapia where a low-cost breeding program is relevant. For the food security, selective breeding provides more production with less input and environmental footprint and hence supports sustainable development.

Field of Interests

More than 15 years of experience in fish breeding and genetics, both on research and practical breeding programs for several freshwater and marine aquatic species. My research interest covers selective breeding, genomic prediction, genotype-by-environment interaction, genetic improvement for robustness in fish species. To date, technology in selective breeding has been improved substantially. A sustainable use of genetic potential from local genetic resources is extremely important and hence maintaining genetic diversity as well as selective breeding with a low-cost design are crucial in rural areas. This can be organized in term of cooperative and collaborative farming system to improve livelihood.

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects

1) JST-JICA Joint Research: Utilization of Thailand Local Genetic Resources to Develop Novel Farmed Fish for Global Market. 2) GeneTreat: Economic impact of genomic selection on reducing treatments for sea lice infestation in Atlantic salmon aquaculture 3) Genetics of adaptability for Nile tilapia in small scale recirculating aquaculture system (RAS)

Key Publications

  • Sae Lim, P., Kause, A., Mulder, H., et al ., 2017. Climate change and selective breeding in aquaculture. Journal of Animal Science 95, 1801-1812
  • Sae Lim, P., Kause, A., Lillehammer, M., et al ., 2017. Estimation of breeding values for uniformity of growth in Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar ) using pedigree relationships or single step genomic evaluation. Genetics Selection Evolution 49, 33.
  • Sae Lim, P., Grøva, L., Olesen, I., et al ., 2017. A comparison of nonlinear mixed models and response to selection of tick infestation on lambs. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0172711.
  • Sae Lim, P., Kause, A., Janhunen , M., et al ., 2015. Genetic (co) variance of rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) body weight and its uniformity across production environments. Genetics Selection Evolution 47, 46.
  • Bangera , R., Drangsholt, T., Nielsen, H., et al ., 2015. Genotype by Environment Interaction for Growth in Atlantic cod ( Gadus morhua L.) in four farms of Norway. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 3, 412 427.
  • Sae Lim, P., Gjerde, B., Nielsen, H., et al ., 2015. A review of genotype by environment interaction and micro environmental sensitivity in aquaculture species. Reviews in Aquaculture ; DOI: 10.1111/raq.12098.
  • Sae Lim, P., Mulder, H.A., Gjerde, B., et al ., 2015. Genetics of growth reaction norms in farmed rainbow trout. PLoS ONE 10, 8.
  • Sae Lim, P. and Bijma, P., 2015. Comparison of designs for estimating genetic parameters and obtaining response to selection for social interaction traits in aquaculture. Aquaculture 451, 330 339.
  • Sae Lim, P., Mulder, H., Komen, H., et al ., 2014. Identifying environmental parameters explaining genotype by environment interaction in body weight of rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ): reaction norm and factor analytic models. Genetics Selection Evolution 46, 16.
  • Sae Lim, P., Kause, A., Mulder, H., et al ., 2013. Genotype by environment interaction of growth traits in rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ): A continental scale study. Journal of Animal Science 91, 5572 5581.

Postal Address

243/10 Kanchanapisek 0015, Thawee Watthana, Bangkok 10170 Thailand

Phone Number

+66 5295099 or +47 920 38 645

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