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Aquaculture Careers 2017 event

DATE: Tuesday 18 April 2017 TIME: 11:00 – 16:00 VENUE: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling Hear direct from industry Make important connections Explore different career paths
7 Mar 2017

Innovation & Excellence: New Advanced Robotics and Robotic Fish in Marine Biology

Join us on Wednesday 8 February for the second lecture in our Innovation and Excellence series marking the University's fiftieth year. During this public lecture, Prof Ikuo Yamamoto from Nagasaki University, Japan, will give highlights of his research career in Marine Robotics in Japan, including his service with Mitsubishi Engineering.
2 Feb 2017

Lecturer position - Clinical Fellow in Aquatic Veterinary Studies

The University of Stirling is looking to recruit a fish vet to provide maternity cover from April 2017. Main duties will be to provide expert veterinary support to the Institute of Aquaculture’s aquatic commercial and research sites (clinical and diagnostic support) and fulfil the role of Named Veterinary Surgeon for the University of Stirling. The candidate will also be involved in teaching activities (mostly small group teaching), focused on aquatic disease investigation. They will also be encouraged to develop their own area of research in a field such as aquatic animal welfare and expected to support research postgraduate activities.
12 Jan 2017

Dr Graeme H Gordon OBE

It is with sadness that we record the recent death of Dr Graeme Gordon OBE.
10 Jan 2017

How smart are fish?

A commonly-held view sees fish as robot-like animals with no intelligence and a 30 second memory, but as we will show, this is very far from the truth. Besides having a well-developed capacity for learning and a good memory when this is needed, fish perform many complex behaviours that in mammals would be deemed intelligent or “smart”.
6 Oct 2016

Stirling Salmon Science Symposium

THE development of sea lice and AGD vaccines, unlocking the potential of triploids, and discovering alternative feed ingredients were among the highlights of the Stirling Salmon Science Symposium, organised by the Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) last Friday (August 12).
22 Aug 2016

Institute partner project wins innovation award

Scottish Sea Farms was crowned winner of the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award for Innovation for a ground-breaking cleaner fish project – work co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre and undertaken in partnership with the Institute of Aquaculture.
7 Jun 2016

PhD studentship: Effects of light on commercially relevant traits in Atlantic salmon

The aims of this 3 year PhD project are 1) Tostudy the spectral and illuminance effects on growth and appetite during seawater on-growing, 2) To determine the impact of light on salmon and sea lice behaviour and 3) To implement a knowledge transfer strategy, in collaboration with Philips, to maximise the impacts of the project findings on a commercial scale.
30 May 2016

PhD Opportunity: Salmon louse treatment efficacies

The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837) is an ectoparasite infecting wild and farmed salmonid fishes. At high infection levels, salmon lice can cause skin lesions leading to osmotic imbalances and a variety of health impacts. Control of salmon lice infections at fish farms is mandatory to safeguard farmed animal health and welfare and prevent impacts of farm-origin parasites on wild fish populations.
23 May 2016

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity: Lumpsucker for sea lice control

The Institute of Aquaculture, Faculty of Natural Sciences is offering a post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) post to work with Profs. Herve Migaud and Dr. Andrew Davie on a project focussed on cleanerfish (ballan wrasse and lumpsucker) delousing efficiency. Specifically, the post will investigate factors impacting on delousing activity of cleanerfish in experimental and commercial conditions.
16 May 2016

Emeritus Professor awarded the Queen's Medal

Professor Randolph Richards CBE, an Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Aquaculture, is the recipient of this year’s Queen’s Medal – the highest honour a veterinary surgeon can receive.
6 Apr 2016

Aquaculture 2016 in Aviemore

The Institute will be exhibiting at Aquaculture 2016 in Aviemore. Please come and visit us at stand 10 if you are attending.
29 Mar 2016

Institute wins prestigious 'Innovative Collaboration Award'

Scientists from the University's internationally acclaimed Institute of Aquaculture have won the 'Innovative Collaboration Award' at the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards for their £4 million project to boost production in the Scottish salmon farming industry.
23 Feb 2016

The Institute welcomes Professor Brett Glencross

Research and teaching in nutrition at the Institute of Aquaculture has recently been greatly strengthened by the arrival of Brett Glencross who has taken up the position of Professor of Nutrition. With his wide-ranging knowledge of bioenergetics, fatty acid and amino acid metabolism, raw material development and evaluation, and feed processing technology, Professor Glencross will greatly expand the range of the Nutrition Group in Stirling building on its existing world-leading expertise in lipids and fatty acids, especially omega-3 nutrition and metabolism.
22 Feb 2016