Isobel Swinscoe

PhD Student photoPhD Student

Supervisors:
Dr Richard Quilliam
Dr David Oliver
Dr Andre Gilburn

Start Date: 1st October 2015

3V1a Cottrell Building
Biological & Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA

Tel: +44 (0)1786 467839
fax: +(44) 1786 467843
email: isobel.swinscoe@stir.ac.uk

Research Project

Exploiting insects as feed for sustainable salmon farming- identifying the risks of pathogen transfer within the production chain

I graduated in 2009 from Birmingham University with a BSc in Environmental Science, during which time I spent a year with the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, working on estuarine bioindicators. In 2010 I completed an MSc in Agriculture & Development at Reading University, after which I worked in waste & recycling management, pharmaceuticals and water microbiology before undertaking an MRes in Applied Marine Science at Plymouth University (2014-2015). I have just begun a PhD at the University of Stirling, investigating the potential risks of transfer from the environment, and survival of, human pathogens during the novel production of insect larvae grown on seaweed to produce high quality feed for sustainable salmon aquaculture in the North Atlantic. This studentship is supervised by Dr Richard Quilliam, Dr David Oliver and Dr Andre Gilburn and is a collaboration between The University of Stirling, the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as part of the European AquaFly project.

   

Funding Acknowledgements

This research project is match-funded by the University of Stirling and the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway.

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