Ecotoxicology. Understanding the mechanisms of susceptibility and resistance to environmental pollution in fish, with the aim of assessing pollutant effects on contaminated ecosystems, and developing biomarkers for environmental monitoring.
Fish Nutrition. Regulation of energy and lipid homeostasis in farmed fish, particularly with regard to the formulation of aquaculture diets using alternative feedstuffs.
Genome structure and evolution. The distribution and function of mobile genetic elements in fish genomes and their involvement in fish genome evolution and evolutionary adaptation.
Effects of chemical pollutants on energy homeostasis in fish : Interaction with Peroxisome proliferator- activated receptors and glucucorticoud receptor
PI: Dr Michael Leaver
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Disease and stress resistant common Carp: Combining quantitative, genomic, proteomic and immunological makers to identify high performance strains, families and individuals
PI: Professor Brendan McAndrew
Funded by: European Commission
Transcriptional control of polyunsaturated fatty acid synthesis in fish
PI: Professor Douglas Tocher
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council