International Centres of Excellence
Aquatic Animal Health
Led by John Bignell
A large histology laboratory combines traditional and state-of-the-art technologies for the preparation of tissues for histopathological assessment.
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Dr David Verner-Jefferys
The team has deep expertise in investigating diseases caused by bacterial, fungal and oomycete pathogens of fish, molluscs and crustaceans.
Dr Richard Paley
We utilise a combination of classical and modern approaches to describe known and emergent pathogens and their associated host responses.
The team is focused on the description of novel and emerging pathogens which infect fish, molluscs and crustacean hosts.
Dr David Bass
leading a wide range of projects investigating microbial diversity and its relevance to animal and macroalgal health in aquatic systems, including aquaculture.
Dr David Stone
Our diagnostic laboratories are accredited to ISO 17025 for the detection and identification of a range of pathogens.
Dr Kevin Denham
The Fish Health Inspectorate is the regulatory body responsible for the statutory control of serious diseases affecting aquatic animals in England and Wales.
Dr Ronny van Aerle
The team has extensive experience in the analysis of large sequencing datasets generated by high-throughput sequencing platforms
Dr Nick Taylor
Our role is to identify hazards and help mitigate risks both to, and from, aquatic trade and aquaculture production.