Current PhD Projects

Impact of nutritional and environmental factors on the proteome and gene expression in chinook salmon

Supervision team:

Professor Chris Carter

Dr Andrew Bridle

Dr Richard Wilson

Dr Matthew Miller

This is an exciting opportunity to link in with international research on salmon id species (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout and chi nook salmon) and to gain skills and experience in forward looking technology around molecular biology and recirculation aquaculture systems. The research will focus on understanding the impact of genome (family) and environmental change under controlled conditions on chi nook salmon. Environmental variables include temperature, salinity and pH because these impact on local NZ industry performance and sustainability. Your research will advance fundamental knowledge about the chinook salmon proteome and how proteomics can be used to understand drivers of growth and growth efficiency. The project will develop proteomic based methods and relate this to other molecular based approaches. The research will contribute to sustainable aquaculture by understanding what happens to salmon when exposed to various situations that may be encountered in aquaculture. It will equip you with a range of new skills from maintenance of fish to advance molecular analyses.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
July 31, 2017