Innovation in AquaGenetics

About Us

Prometheus’ Pivotal Position in Global Aquaculture

Prometheus Progeniture Genetics Technologies, Ltd. is the critical entity in elevating shrimp and finfish aquaculture to meet future global marine protein demands unattainable via existing technologies. Our genetic expertise builds upon the initial pioneering selective breeding research provided by its affiliated companies Sea Products Development and Perciformes Group. 

Prometheus Progenitor Genetics Technologies, LTD is a subordinate company of Archipelago Aquaculture Group a subsidiary of United Kingdom based Ross Group Plc. View Press Release.

Revolutionary Genetic Coding

Genetic code identification coupled with Prometheus-created genetic markers related to desirable traits (fast growth, low feed conversion rates, disease resistance, etc.) produces fish and shrimp brood stock whose superior offspring insure the highest quality production as well as profit. Our goals are to provide region-specific shrimp brood stock lines and to expand the number of species of farmed marine fish to supply hatcheries around the world.

Our Team

Lorenzo Juarez

Lorenzo is an internationally-recognized aquaculturist. During his 38 years in the field he’s mentored generations of professionals now in positions of responsibility throughout the industry. His personal involvement in aquaculture ranges from shrimp to marine fish, and from management of genetic programs to research, hatchery and grow-out development and management. An abbreviated list of his credentials includes being President and Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Deputy Director of NOAA’s Office of Aquaculture, Founder and President of the Mexican Marine Fish Farmers Association, President of the Mexican Association of Shrimp Hatcheries, Regional Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research for the Mexican Ministry of Fisheries, Professor of Mariculture, Past President of Shrimp Improvement Systems (SIS), and CEO of Baja Aquaculture, Inc., a US holding with companies that farm marine fish and oysters in Mexico, and manufacture offshore farming equipment in Maine. Lorenzo is the author of an extensive list of scholarly publications on aquaculture and fisheries.

Dr. Adriana Artiles-Valor

Dr. Artiles-Valor is one of the world’s most accomplished research scientists in the field of aquaculture but her expertise is not limited to marine life. Her work with humans includes molecular genetic, vascular, and epidemiologic research. As head of the molecular biology department at Cuba’s Fisheries Research Center, she became intimately familiar working with fish and shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, in particular. She is highly skilled in cross-disciplinary research in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Genetics, and Immunology. Those skills include the application of Microsatellites, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA and RNA purification, horizontal and vertical electrophoresis, Immunostaining, bacterial cells culture, Patch Clamp, and pharmacological electrophysiology technology to fish and shrimp.

Dr. Tim T. Aberson

Dr. Tim T. Aberson is an accomplished health practitioner and financial resource expert. His interest in health and nutrition led to his involvement in the future of aquaculture technology and its place within the environment. His belief that Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology can and will play a significant role sourcing quality marine protein, improving the world’s oceans by diminishing overfishing and by-catch waste, and becoming a sound financial profit center, led to his full time involvement in sustainable aquaculture development. Dr. Aberson recently took on a new role as President and CEO of Prometheus Progeniture Technologies, Ltd., which is focused on building and operating the most globally important and scientifically comprehensive, wholly-owned genetics research and development center for marine protein. Additionally, Dr. Aberson serves as President of Perciformes Group as well as Investment Director for Global Blue Technologies and its affiliated companies.

Dean Heying

Dean Heying, Director of Operations for Prometheus Progenitor Genetics Technologies, Ltd. (PPGTL), has been an entrepreneur most of his professional life and brings over 25 years’ experience within both the aquaculture and agriculture industries by assessing market opportunities and strategies. Dean built a corporate marketing business focusing on animal health and large agriculture related clients. Duties include analysis of necessary resources, logistics, strategic planning, human resources, supplier relationships, and continuing to grow our network of partners within the BioScience community.

Dr. Carolina Stephenson

Dr. Carolina Stephenson, Research Associate at Prometheus Progenitor Genetics Technologies, Ltd., graduated from the University of Campinas (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in Biological Sciences and obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the same institution. Dr. Stephenson has more than 10 years of experience in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Genetics, working in different laboratories throughout Brazil and the U.S., developing and troubleshooting experiments while leading research projects and research groups with diverse backgrounds. Her skills include PCR, qPCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Western Blot, ELISA, cell culture (mammalian, bacterial, iPSC), cloning, transfection (plasmid, siRNA), transduction (lentiviral), RNA interference (RNAi), and CRISPR-Cas9.

Global seafood trade is bigger than beef, pork, poultry, and lamb trades combined. To this end, Prometheus’ scientific mission is to integrate every genotypic and phenotypic breakthrough achieved toward improving the commercial viability of the subject specie within the global aquaculture industry.

Opportunities

Prometheus’ research is poised to improve and expand the farming of fish, shrimp, and other marine species. Our team expects to help meet the protein needs of an ever expanding global population as we strive toward our goal of becoming the dominant contributor of environmentally sustainable and vastly lucrative marine protein worldwide. Opportunities to become involved in this cutting edge endeavor are still available.

Contact Dr. Tim T. Aberson using the form below for information on how you can become a part of PPGTL.