NOVARTIS ANIMAL HEALTH AQUA SPONSORS ‘YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD’ FOR BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AT AQUACULTUREUK 2014
Entries are invited for the Novartis Young Scientist Award to be held on Wednesday 28th May 2014 Closing date extended to 25th May
Novartis Animal Health (NAH) is to recognize the best student presentation at this year’s conference, with a “Young Scientist Award” and an expenses paid trip to its Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, dedicated Aquaculture Research & Development site. Whilst in Canada, the student will meet leading NAH scientists, and have the opportunity to learn about fish vaccines, novel pharmaceutical developments and revolutionary new technologies in fish health. A visit to the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, where the Novartis Chair of Fish Health is based, is also on the itinerary.
Applications are invited from those currently conducting, or having recently completed, research in aquaculture . For full details of how to apply and the conditions of entry click here Please note that the closing date for entries has been extended to May 25th
The winner of the 2012 competition was Rogielo Sierra-Flores from Stirling University. He was awarded an expenses paid trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada, to visit one of Novartis Animal Health's state of the art R & D facilities. Read about his visit here.
It promises to be an interesting day. Here is an indication of the quality of the presentations in the afternoon
~Using Nutrition as a Tool to Improve Performance in Triploid Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) in Freshwater and Seawater Production.
Presenter: Marie Smedley, Institute of Aquaculture, School of Natural Sciences University of Stirling
~Biosecurity in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture: Susceptibility of blue mussels to amoebic gill disease
Presenter: Christine Rolin,
Dept of Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology. University of Aberdeen
~Isolation and characterisation of Francisella noatunensis orientalis in Europe and its elevation to the rank of species as F. orientalis comb.
Presenter : JG Ramírez-Paredes
Institute of Aquaculture, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling,
Day 2 of the conference on Thursday 29th May 2014 has is its theme
Challenges and opportunities for Scottish aquaculture.
10.00 Challenges for Aquaculture over the medium and long term
Richard Slaski, Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum
10.30 The scheduled speaker had had to withdraw and will be replaced by
a speaker from Vaki on challenges in Biomass control
11.00 Integrating Aquaculture with Wave and Wind Energy - taking H2Ocean as a case study
Gino Bawn Senior Marine Engineer, IT Power Ltd
11.30 Invasive species; Biofouling and biosecurity challenges for Scottish Aquaculture
Dr Adrian MacLeod SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL)
12.00 Lice: models of connectivity between farms and areas
Professor Kenny Black- SAMS
12.30 Rising to the Challenge-new technologies in fish breeding
Dr. Alan Tinch, Genetics Director, Landcatch Natural Selection Ltd.
13.00 Moorings of the future- the mooring challenges for fish farms as they move to more exposed sites.
Brendan Farrel of TFI Marine