David is an aquaculture health expert who has worked for Cefas, based at their Weymouth Laboratory, since 2003. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2000. Before joining Cefas, he worked in Hawaii for the Oceanic Institute, helping the development of rearing programmes for tropical marine finfish and shrimp species. His main areas of expertise are in aquatic animal diseases, leading investigations into unexplained mortalities and, more fundamentally, the biology of the major bacterial pathogens of fish and shellfish. He is also involved in the development, testing and registration of aquaculture medicines (vaccines and pharmaceuticals). He has a strong interest, and provides advice to industry and the UK Government, on the risks associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in aquaculture pathogens and reservoirs of AMR in the aquatic environment.
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