Friday, September 25, 2015


I had a pleasure to attend the ESPCR2015 that was held in the beautiful Edinburgh this year.

Many important names from the area of pigment cell research also attended the meeting so I had the opportunity to meet them in person and to discuss about some results and ideas. I was also busy presenting our poster during poster sessions. To summarise, it was a great experience.

New publication: TEM analysis of pigment cells in the skin of marble and brown trout

The ultrastructure and organisation of pigment cells in the skin of marble and brown trout was analysed in the paper.
We demonstrated a higher organisation in the skin of brown trout. Also the erythrophore ultrastructure in salmonids was described for the first time.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lištica trout...struggling to survive

In August, Johannes, Saša and I, on our way to Albania, stopped in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia–Herzegovina to visit Vinko Musa, who showed us around the upper Lištica River, which is inhabited by a strange kind of trout, half brown half softmouth… Despite unreasonable stocking with the Atlantic brown trout that has been taking place in Lištica for quite some time, the native strain is still persisting.

>Lištica trout. Another species...go for it, guys!

>We saw some really nice stretches along the river…

…with a little drop of poison everywhere.

>Vinko quickly caught some trout…

>Johannes took pictures…

…and Saša and I took fin-clips.

To be continued...