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Dr David Bassett

Senior Animal Technician

Machrihanish Stirling

Dr David Bassett

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I'm based at the Institute of Aquaculture's marine lab at Machrihanish in Kintyre. We're developing new products and methods, primarily for the salmon aquaculture industry.  I'm the GLP Study Director covering all of our aquatic work on veterinary medicines and vaccines, feeds, chemicals, eco-toxicology, product support and genetics.  My prior work has been in the field of developmental genetics, using zebrafish embryos to study inherited brain and muscle diseases and develop models for drug identification.

Event / Presentation

Presentation on salmon aquaculture and demonstration. Seafood in Schools, Campbeltown Grammar School
Seafood Scotland

Exhibition over two mornings for local primary school children. Joint with Marine Scotland, Kintyre Smokehouse, RNLI, Campbeltown Grammar School.  We gave presentations and taught children about salmon and sea lice.

A Novel In Vitro Method for Testing Compounds on Sea Lice. 10th International Sea Lice Conference…-v6.2-final2.pdf

Drug susceptibility assessment of sea lice by time-to-response toxicity analysis. 10th International Sea Lice Conference…-v6.2-final2.pdf

Recombinant vaccine efficacy trials against infectious larval salmon lice
stages following intraperitoneal immunisation of Atlantic salmon with 9
vaccine candidates. 10th International Sea Lice Conference…-v6.2-final2.pdf

Sequential treatment of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) with SLICE®
(emamectin benzoate) and hydrogen peroxide for the control of salmon lice. 10th International Sea Lice Conference…-v6.2-final2.pdf

Use of RAD sequencing to isolate a sex-specific SNP marker in the salmon
louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis. 10th International Sea Lice Conference…-v6.2-final2.pdf

Comparative study of the susceptibility of triploid and diploid Atlantic salmon to infection with the sea louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis).. 9th International Sea Lice Conference
Norwegian Institute of Marine Research

A zebrafish model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 3rd European Conference on Zebrafish and Medaka Development and Genetics

Other Academic Activities

Member of an Ad-Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) reporting to the CVMP on approval of veterinary medicines in Europe via the European Medicines Agency.

Professional membership

Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)

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