NOVARTIS ANIMAL HEALTH AQUA SPONSORED THE ‘YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD’
FOR BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AT AQUACULTUREUK 2014
Novartis Animal Health (NAH) recognized the best student presentation at thE 2014 conference, with a “Young Scientist Award” and an expenses paid trip to its Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, dedicated Aquaculture Research & Development site. .
The winner was Marie Smedley from the Institute of Aquaculture,School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling
and her presentation was titled ~Biosecurity in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture: Susceptibility of blue mussels to
amoebic gill disease
Whilst in Canada, she met leading NAH scientists, and had 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, was also on the itinerary.
The winner of the 2012 competition was Rogielo Sierra-Flores from Stirling University. He too 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.
In 2014 day 2 of the conference had as is its theme
Challenges and opportunities for Scottish aquaculture.
We are now working on the topic for 2016 and would welcome suggestions from you.
We expect to announce the programme in mid 2015