Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Lecturer, Researcher and Head, Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Group, Albania.
Rigers Bakiu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, where he is also the Head of the Aquaculture Research Group from 2014. In 2004, Rigers Bakiu graduated at the University of Padova (Italy) studying Molecular Biology, where he also completed his Master of Science studies on Molecular Biology. Furthermore, at the University of Padova, from 2007 to 2010 Rigers Bakiu completed his PhD certification on Biosciences. Rigers Bakiu continued with the post-PhD studies at the Department of Biomedical Sciences of University of Padova from 2010 to 2012. He obtained the title of Associate Professor in 2015 and lectures on the following modules: Introduction on Aquaculture, Aquaculture Engineering, Aquatic Toxicology (introduced by him in the study curricula) and Marine Aquaculture Methods. In the University, the research activity is focused on Marine Aquaculture, Applied Biotechnologies on Aquaculture, Artisanal Fisheries Statistics and Studies about the Molecular Toxicology on Aquatic Biological Systems.
Rigers Bakiu is the author of several students’ text books and he has published more than 30 scientific papers, where together with his colleagues from prestigious Universities, 10 papers were published by impacted factor journals: Mediterranean Marine Science, Fish and Fisheries, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Hydrobiologia, Italian Journal of Zoology, Protist, Biologia and Aquatic Toxicology. Furthermore, he has been involved as an expert in other national and international studies on Aquaculture and Fisheries. On 2017, Rigers Bakiu received the certification as national expert on Environmental Assessment and Reporting from the Albanian Ministry of Environment. On April 2017 Rigers Bakiu won the nation prize “Most Successful Young Scientist 2016” given to him by the Albanian National Academy of Sciences and he is the Head of the Section about Technical and Natural Sciences in the Albanian Young Academy.