Dr Armin Sturm

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Aquaculture Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Armin Sturm

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About me

About me

In my PhD thesis, carried out at the UFZ centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany, I have studied different biochemical biomarkers of pollution in fish and fish cell cultures. Before joining the Institute of Aquaculture in September 2006, I have worked as postdoctoral researcher in France (Joint Research Unit for Fish Physiology, Biodiversity and the Environment SCRIBE, Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique, Rennes) and the UK (King’s College London).

Research (5)

My current research focuses on unravelling the molecular pathways by which chemotherapeutants unfold their action in sea lice. Identifying the molecular determinants of the susceptibility of sea lice to veterinary drugs will contribute to improving the control of these and other fish parasites in aquaculture. Further research interests of mine include firstly the assessment of potential adverse effects of fish medicines on non-target marine biota, and secondly the elucidation of roles of biochemical factors within the host fish for the efficiency of drug uptake and action.

Projects

Enhancing Diversity to Overcome Resistance Evolution
PI: Dr Matthew Tinsley
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Pulcea KTP
PI: Professor James Bron
Funded by: Innovate UK and Pulcea

Preliminary safety study of an aquaculture disinfectant when used against sea lice
PI:
Funded by: Ecolab

Identifying molecular determinants of drug susceptibility in salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis)
PI:
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Identifying molecular determinants of drug susceptibility in salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis)
PI: Dr Armin Sturm
Funded by: Salmon Scotland

Outputs (44)

Outputs

Article

Tschesche C, Bekaert M, Bassett DI, Mitchell C, North B, Boyd S, Carmona‐Antoñanzas G, Bron JE & Sturm A (2021) Investigation of deltamethrin resistance in salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) provides no evidence for roles of mutations in voltage-gated sodium channels. Pest Management Science, 77 (2), pp. 1052-1060. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6120

Article

Jacobs A, De Noia M, Praebel K, Kanstad-Hanssen O, Paterno M, Jackson D, McGinnity P, McGinnity P, Sturm A, Elmer KR & Llewellyn MS (2018) Genetic fingerprinting of salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) populations in the North-East Atlantic using a random forest classification approach. Scientific Reports, 8 (1), Art. No.: 1203. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19323-z

Article

Carmona-Antoñanzas G, Bekaert M, Humble JL, Boyd S, Roy W, Bassett DI, Houston RD, Gharbi K, Bron JE & Sturm A (2017) Maternal inheritance of deltamethrin resistance in the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer) is associated with unique mtDNA haplotypes. PLoS ONE, 12 (7), Art. No.: e0180625. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0180625; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180625

Poster

Carmichael SN, Christie HRL, Heumann J, Bassett DI, Bron J & Sturm A (2014) Drug susceptibility assessment of sea lice by time-to-response toxicity analysis. 10th International Sea Lice Conference, Portland, ME, USA, 31.08.2014-05.09.2014. http://sealice2014.businesscatalyst.com/assets/abstract-book-v6.2-final2.pdf

Article

Heumann J, Carmichael SN, Bron J & Sturm A (2014) Isolation and characterisation of four partial cDNA sequences encoding multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) in the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837). Aquaculture, 424-425, pp. 207-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.12.015

Article

Carmichael SN, Bron J, Taggart J, Ireland J, Bekaert M, Burgess S, Skuce P, Nisbet A, Gharbi K & Sturm A (2013) Salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) showing varying emamectin benzoate susceptibilities differ in neuronal acetylcholine receptor and GABA-gated chloride channel mRNA expression. BMC Genomics, 14, Art. No.: 408. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-14-408

Meeting Abstract

Colliar L, Leaver M & Sturm A (2009) A reporter gene assay to test for pollutant activation of fish peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. Annual Main Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology 2009, Glasgow, 28/06/2009 - 01/07/2009. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 153 (2, Supplement), pp. S88-S89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.084

Article

Milla S, Terrien X, Sturm A, Ibrahim F, Giton F, Fiet J, Prunet P & Le Gac F (2008) Plasma 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and mineralocorticoid receptor testicular expression during rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss spermiation: implication with 17alpha, 20beta-dihydroxyprogesterone on the milt fluidity?. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 6 (1). http://www.rbej.com/content/6/1/19; https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7827-6-19

Article

Bury NR, Chung MJ, Sturm A, Walker PA & Hogstrand C (2008) Cortisol stimulates the zinc signaling pathway and expression of metallothioneins and ZnT1 in rainbow trout gill epithelial cells. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 294 (2), pp. R623-R629. http://ajpregu.physiology.org/; https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00646.2007

Book Chapter

Sturm A & Segner H (2005) P-glycoproteins and xenobiotic efflux transport in fish. In: Mommsen T & Moon T (eds.) Environmental Toxicology. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes, Volume 6. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 495-533. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1873014005800219

Article

Wogram J, Sturm A, Segner H & Liess M (2001) Effects of parathion on acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, and carboxylesterase in three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) following short-term exposure. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 20 (7), pp. 1528-1531. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5620200716

Article

Sturm A, Wogram J, Segner H & Liess M (2000) Different sensitivity to organophosphates of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase from three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus): Application in biomonitoring. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 19 (6), pp. 1607-1615. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5620190618

Article

Sturm A, Wogram J, Hansen P & Liess M (1999) Potential use of cholinesterase in monitoring low levels of organophosphates in small streams: Natural variability in three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and relation to pollution. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 18 (2), pp. 194-200. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5620180214