Professor Brendan McAndrew

Professor Brendan McAndrew

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Aquaculture L7 Pathfoot Building Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

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Professor Brendan McAndrew is head of the Genetics and Reproduction Research group at the Institute of Aquaculture.This is a major multidisciplinary research and teaching group that integrates genetic and endocrinology techniques towards the better understanding of broodstock quality issues and their genetic management and improvement. He is also the Director of Research for the School of Natural Sciences. Prof. McAndrew has extensive research experience in the problems associated with the genetic management and improvement of a wide variety of tropical and temperate fish and shellfish species and over 100 scientific publications in this area. He has wide experience in obtaining and managing research grants from a variety of UK national (NERC, DFID, BBSRC, Newton Fund) and international research agencies (EU, FAO, ICLARM) and commercial sources. His research group is actively engaged on various aspects of genetic research in the majority of the most important commercial fish species (carp, tilapia rainbow trout, salmon, seabass, seabream, halibut and prawns). Projects include the development of genetic markers for population genetics, gene mapping, pedigree analysis, genetic analysis of commercially important traits, and the development of selective improvement and management programmes. He has served on various EU and Canadian research appraisals and has organised an EU funded workshop on research. His activities have been recognised at an international level as a past President and vice president and present secretary / treasurer of the International Association for Genetics in Aquaculture (IAGA). He has worked as an advisor consultant for ICLARM, FAO, CDC and DFID in a wide range of developing countries on problems associated with the genetic and biodiversity issues in aquatic organisms. He is technical director of Fish-Gen a biotechnology company licensed to commercialise IPR arising out of the Fish Genetics Research Programme operated by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He has also consultant and advisor on genetic improvement and genetics to a number of major commercial fish farming companies. He has supervised over 30 PhD students and a large number of MSc students while in Stirling. He has also acted as an external examiner to many UK, European and Norwegian students

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