Dr Stuart McMillan

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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

Dr Stuart McMillan

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About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher currently working on a BBSRC funded project “Investigating the potential of nutritional programming to improve the utilisation of sustainable feeds in aquaculture”. I have almost 10 years’ experience with the aquaculture industry, predominantly in Scotland. Furthermore, I have worked extensively in Antarctica and have substantial knowledge of planning and implementing projects in extreme environments. These adventures have shaped my desire to maintain ecological diversity through more sustainable food production. Key roles:

  • Aquaculture Research Collaboration Hub UK (ARCH-UK) Nutrition group Co-lead; -Former member of divisional Athena Swann committee


My main research interests are: • Sustainable nutrition in aquaculture. • Bacterial pathogenesis and virulence factor discovery. • Molecular techniques to investigate microbial community structure and essential genes. • Reducing vertebrate experimentation by developing new applications for the wax moth (Galleria mellonella) as an alternative infection model.

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Coyle NM, Bartie KL, Bayliss SC, Bekaert M, Adams A, McMillan S, Verner-Jeffreys DW, Desbois AP & Feil EJ (2020) A Hopeful Sea-Monster: A Very Large Homologous Recombination Event Impacting the Core Genome of the Marine Pathogen Vibrio anguillarum. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, Art. No.: 1430. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01430