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University of Stirling


Dr Rowena Hoare

Research Fellow

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

Dr Rowena Hoare

About me

Rowena has worked in Fish Immunology since 1996. Upon finishing her PhD in early 2001 she moved to Scotland and worked as a technician in the Aquatic Vaccine Unit, Institute of Aquaculture until leaving to have a family in 2003. In 2008 she returned to work as a technician at Landcatch Natural Selection, a company which provides selective breeding programs for aquaculture. In 2010 she was awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship which enabled her to return to the Vaccine Unit at the Institute of Aquaculture as a Research Fellow. She has since been employed on a Medical Research Council grant developing methodologies to enable the 3 R’s and on an EU project (TargetFish) which aimed to develop new vaccines for European aquaculture species. As part of this project she developed a vaccine for Rainbow Trout Fry Syndrome caused by Flavobacterium psychrophilum. She is also involved in developing a vaccine for Francisellosis in Tilapia using proteomic methods and recently received a SAIC grant, in conjunction with AquaGen, to work on resistance to F. psychrophilum in Atlantic salmon.

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