Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

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Mixed aquatic veterinary practice
Student will receive a mixture of experience related to veterinary activities in aquaculture; student will have a rotation in our on-campus laboratories and aquaria and will then spend some time on commercial production sites, with a specialist fish vet practice (Fish Vet Group, Inverness) and with the competent authorities fish health inspectorate for Scotland (Marine Scotland, Aberdeen).
The Institute of Aquaculture is the leading international centre in its field and is the largest of its kind in the world. With an excellent RAE 2008 outcome, we bring together cross-disciplinary, world class researchers to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands. Research focuses on fundamental questions relating to strategies for sustainable aquaculture, whether in modern commercial markets or in feeding poor communities in developing countries. Fundamental research on environments, reproduction, genetics, aquatic health, nutrition and feed supplies, on production systems, on markets, and on social and economic impacts all play significant roles.
We currently have more than 40 academic staff, 100+ Undergraduate students, 30 MSc, students and approximately 70 PhD students. Our facilities include extensive tropical and temperate aquaria, state of the art teaching laboratories, photomicrography and photography facilities, nutrition laboratories, GIS laboratories, environment laboratories, ecotoxicology suite, disease laboratories, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, genetics laboratories and reproduction laboratories. Student will also have access to our library facilities, with specialist aquaculture and aquatic animal health and welfare resources.
Student will be expected to comply with all health, safety, security and biosecurity procedures on all the sites.
I will be responsible for the overall programme and supervise student's time in Stirling, delegating response
Assistance will be provided if required in identifying accommodation.
Institue of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
Institute of Aquaculture
School of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
Stirling, Scotland, UK
FK9 4LA
+44 (0) 1786 467913
+44 (0) 1786 472133
jft1 [at] stir [dot] ac [dot] uk
Prof. James F Turnbull
Updated: 12/08/11