Dr. Alex Lubsch holds a PhD in marine plant biomass from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has several years of experience in seaweed ecology, hatchery, indoor and outdoor cultivation of green, brown and red seaweed species. He will proceed in his expertise and will focus on Asparagopsis armata hatchery and cultivation and the characterisation and propagation of high-value bio-active compounds. Alex has also been involved in many aquaculture and sea-fisheries programs, ranging from bivalve physiology, shrimp migration to marine fish farming campaigns. He is very interested in ecologically sustainable aquaculture, especially seaweeds and integrated multitrophic aquaculture systems.