Ronny is an environmental biologist and bioinformatician based at the Cefas Weymouth laboratory. He has been working at Cefas since 2014 and, previous to this, was an independent NERC Research Fellow and lecturer in Biosciences at the University of Exeter. Ronny’s main research interests are focused on the effects of environmental pollutants on fish and, more recently, on the health of fish and shellfish. He has been studying the molecular mechanisms of disruption of reproduction in fish using a combination of histopathology, protein analysis (ELISAs) and molecular tools, including PCRs, microarrays and high-throughput sequencing methods. More recently, Ronny has been applying genomics to study emerging pathogens of fish and shellfish with relevance to (global) aquaculture. He uses the latest bioinformatics tools to identify and characterise the genomes of pathogens and to study host-pathogen interactions by investigating gene expression patterns during the infection process.
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