Biosciences Seminar Series - Autumn 2016
08 December 2016 - 2pm - Wallace Lecture Theatre (room 113)
note change of time and venue!
Securing the global aquatic food supply - a shared responsibility between producer and consumer nations
Our speaker of this week, Dr Grant Stentiford Director of the European Union Reference Laboratory for Crustacean Diseases and Principal Scientific Officer and Team Leader of the Pathology and Molecular Systematics Team at Cefas Weymouth Laboratory. After a PhD in invertebrate pathology from the University of Glasgow, Grant has extensively worked on devising new and improved methods for the classification and early detection of disease in experimental, farmed and wild aquatic animals, especially of novel and emerging pathogens. For his work on aquatic animal pathology Grant combines clinical and molecular, to provide relevant results to aid national and regional responses to disease outbreaks in wild and farmed aquatic animals. Given his work, in 2008 the EC requested Grant to establish the first European Union Reference Laboratory for Crustacean Diseases (EURL) - an organisation that now coordinates 27 Member State National Reference Laboratories across the EU and has become a leader in crustacean pathogen diagnostics and is a globally recognised expert centre able to respond to disease outbreaks in farmed and wild animals.